Carol Battle

Carol Battle is a 20 year veteran of public education. Her experiences as “the one” African-American student and teacher in most of her academic settings have shaped and driven her pursuits in equity and diversity issues. She has taught in both Texas and California and in charter and traditional school settings. Prior to joining the […]

Sarah Strong

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Sarah Strong has taught math to grades 6 through 12 at High Tech High in San Diego. She also works for the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, teaching Math Methods and Advanced Math Pedagogy courses and coordinating the math cohort of the teacher resident program. She has led workshops on Project Based Learning […]

Martín Casas

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Dr. Martín Casas is a veteran high school principal in San Diego County. Dr. Casas was recently recognized as the 2019 – 2020 ACSA Region 18 Principal of Year. He is an Our Voice Academy fellow, School Retool fellow, and currently serves as President of the North County Conference. You can follow Martín on Twitter […]

Yoli Soler

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Yoli grew up in the San Joaquin Valley surrounded by vineyards, cherry orchards, tons of cows, and of course her familia. She attended UC Davis and earned a degree in Sociology and Spanish with a minor in Chican@ Studies. Yoli launched her teaching career in Sacramento. She moved down to sunny SoCal in 2008, and […]

Sarah Barnes

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As Ed Specialist Program Manager for High Tech High Charter Schools Sarah supports Inclusion and Special Education programs across the sixteen High Tech High schools and works with the High Tech High Teacher Center to implement professional development, coursework, and mentorship for new Ed Specialist teachers. Sarah joined High Tech High in 2007 and has […]

Eric Chegala

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Dr. Chagala graduated from UCLA with a degree in International Relations and received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. He serves as the Founding Principal of Vista Innovation & Design Academy and has been with the Vista Unified School District for 15 years. In 2013, Dr. Chagala was awarded as “Vista Unified […]

Diana Cornejo-Sanchez

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Diana started her educational journey as a high school Humanities teacher with San Diego Unified. She then had the opportunity to be a founding teacher of High Tech High Media Arts, where she taught and mentored new teachers for over ten years. After teaching, she joined the University of San Diego’s Jacob’s Institute for Innovation […]

Marisol Franco

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Marisol Franco-Flores has taught Spanish at High Tech High Chula Vista since 2008, teaching grade levels 9-12 in all-inclusive language learning environments. While at HTHCV, Marisol has been able to develop her skills as a language teacher in a PBL environment, implementing projects that have given students the opportunity to develop their own language skills […]

Kristin Komatsubara

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Kristin Komatsubara is a teacher and life-long learner, earning her B.S. in Education from USC, M.A. in Curriculum Design from UCSD, and currently pursuing her doctoral degree in educational leadership. Kristin began teaching with High Tech High in 2007. She was a founding staff member, mentor, and director for High Tech Middle North County and […]

Katie Martin

Portrait of Katie Martin

Dr. Katie Martin is the author of Learner-Centered Innovation and VP of Professional Learning at Altitude Learning. She has worked in diverse contexts to learn, research, and support deeper learning for all students. She has served as a middle school English language arts teacher, instructional coach, and led the district’s new teacher mentoring program. Katie […]