Maribeth is a Southern California native who began her education career teaching communication courses and coaching speech and debate at the college level. After over a decade of teaching at the college level, she was introduced to Montessori education and fell in love. This inspired her to make the move to teaching middle school at a local Montessori school for the last 10 years. Ten years of teaching all subjects for 7th and 8th grade has given Maribeth a unique and comprehensive understanding of how the subjects interrelate and support each other. Maribeth was drawn to High Tech Middle because she LOVES learning, collaborative design, and opportunities for growth. She looks forward to sharing her passion for learning with students for years to come. One of Maribeth’s favorite things to do is plan rich field studies for students to share her love of the neighborhoods, businesses, and nature in San Diego county. In her spare time, Maribeth enjoys travel, concerts, paddle boarding, biking, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and her two daughters who attend school just across the courtyard at HTHM. Maribeth holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Communication from San Diego State University as well as a master’s in Education from St. Catherine’s University in Minnesota.