Stephanie Lance

Stephanie believes that each student has the potential to grow and thrive emotionally, socially, and intellectually. She is dedicated to learning about her students’ experiences and creating a safe and supportive classroom for her students to develop a sense of communal belonging, challenge themselves, reason, reflect on their learning, and advocate for themselves and others. […]

Simone Banks

Hello! My name is Simone Banks and I am so excited for another amazing year in 2nd grade at HTeCV. I grew up in beautiful San Diego, California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from San Jose State University in 2015 and a Master of Education in Teaching from Alliant International […]

Meg Hassey

Meg graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Education from Colby College, in Maine. After college, she moved to Boston, where she completed her Master’s in Effective Teaching. She spent two years teaching second grade at a Boston charter school before returning to sunny California! Meg began at Explorer in 2018, and has taught […]

Marissa Adams

Marissa taught at HTeX (Explorer) from 2010-2020, and is SO excited to be joining the Mesa community this year! She has primarily taught in second and third grade, and has a passion for teaching math. She holds a B.A. in Sociology, a Multiple Subject Credential and Masters of Education with certification in math instruction, from […]

Madeline Roland

Madeline is excited to continue teaching at HTeM as a founding staff member! Madeline has a multiple subject teaching credential as well as a special education teaching credential through Point Loma Nazarene University. She graduated with her Master’s of Teaching through PLNU in May 2020.

Janice Swaisgood

Janice is more than excited to continue on the second grade team this year, and this will be her 5th year teaching second grade at HTe! She earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Spanish from San Diego State University, where she went on to complete her Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Teaching Credential. After teaching […]