Trisha Ibarra

Trisha Oralie Martin Ibarra was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She spent the last eight years working as teaching artist in Chicago, IL and is excited to join the HTHMA community. Earning an MFA from Columbia College Chicago and a BA from San Diego State University, she was destined to make her way […]

Tony Thomas

Hailed from the Keystone State, Pennsylvania, where I grew until my early twenties. Then started my journey west to start college, at the University of Montana, in Missoula. Earned a Bachelors of Science in Nursing, from Montana State University, in Bozeman. Along the way I studied ceramics in Missoula as well. That is where I […]

Tianna Lopez

Tianna was born and raised in San Diego.She has a background in nursing and over a decade of Site Manager experience. Before moving to Seattle, Washington in 2015 to serve as founding operations manager for one of Seattle’s first Charter High Schools, she was HTMMA’s site manager and dance teacher for eight years.After supporting A […]

Timothy Ro

I am excited to be returning to HTHMA for my second year of teaching. I am originally from Garden Grove, where I was born and raised in the recently dubbed “Orange County Koreatown,” or what I personally elect to call it, “The Boulevard of the Korean American Dream.” From there, I attended the University of […]

Tina Milz

Hello there- I’m Tina. I graduated from HTHMA in 2014 and now I’m back as an Ed Specialist! I received my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UC Santa Cruz in 2018 where I primarily focused on food systems and agricultural social justice movements. I applied this knowledge by working on the campus farm, where we […]

Steve Kirchberg

Hi, I’m Steve. I have been with the HTH schools since 2015 and have worked as an academic coach, Spanish teacher and now as an Ed Specialist. I am from San Diego and attended SDSU where I studied Spanish and psychology. In education some things that are most important to me are: elevating student voices, […]

Paola Capó-García

I’m an educator, poet, and translator from San Juan, PR. I moved to the U.S. in 2005 and got my B.S. in Magazine Journalism and English & Textual Studies from Syracuse University. After working in online and print journalism in NYC for a few years, I decided to pursue my M.A. in English at UC […]

Philip Estrada

I’ve been at High Tech High since fall 2016. After having a great experience volunteering as a math and science tutor I began pursuing a credential and eventually became a Physics and Engineering teacher at HTHMA where I get to use all sorts of great tools and make interesting things. Outside of school, I like […]