Trisha Magoon

Trisha was born and raised in San Diego and is proud of her local roots! She earned her Bachelors Degree and Teaching Credential from SDSU, and after teaching for several years, she returned to school to earn her Masters Degree in Education at National University. She worked for 16 years in two elementary schools where […]

Tiffany Florio

Tiffany is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn. Coming from a family of teachers, she also began to study early childhood education at CUNY Brooklyn College, where she earned her bachelors degree. After taking classes and working with a variety of grade levels, it was clear to her that she wanted to […]

Starry Krueger

When Starry was four, she played a cow in a production of “Farmer Duck” and fell in love with theater forever. She holds a bachelor’s degree in theater from Skidmore College and a master’s degree in elementary education from the University of New Haven. After graduating, Starry spent a year touring the U.S. and Canada […]

Shana Jones

Shana is a native of New Jersey but always knew she would end up on the West Coast. Although she will begin working with Inclusion this year, she has taught First Grade for 8 years and Kindergarten here at HTe for 2 years. Despite her love for teaching, this is her second career. She earned […]

Riley Meehan

Riley is an engineer, maker, designer, educator, tinkerer, and lifelong learner. He believes that all children are budding engineers and that engineering provides authentic and practical opportunities to employ math, science, and critical thinking skills. Before joining the High Tech High team, he spent time working as an engineer, educator, and researcher. He has experience […]

Ricardo Borja

Ricardo Borja was born and raised in East Los Angeles. After high school, Ricardo moved to San Diego where he attended Grossmont College and San Diego State University. Ricardo was fascinated by social group interactions, which led to a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and minor in Anthropology. After college, Ricardo joined the High Tech High […]

Michelle Jaconette

Michelle grew up in Santa Barbara, California and came to San Diego to attend UCSD. As an undergrad, Michelle worked as a photographer for the UCSD Guardian, and a writing mentor at the UCSD Writing Center. After graduating with a BA in Literature/Writing, Michelle joined the High Tech community as an Academic Coach at High […]