GSE Program Coordinator
“I am passionately inspired by our collective purpose. There is a powerful value in the collaborative action of all those working at the GSE, where there exists a fearless willingness to take risks in search of elevating human consciousness so that it can live in education.”
Director, New School Creation Fellowship
"In my role, I have the opportunity to support innovative and disruptive leaders around the country who are opening new schools rooted in equity and deeper learning. I am inspired constantly by their passion, tenacity, and willingness to take risks in service of changing the status quo in the communities they serve."
Director, Student Affairs
"I am inspired by our mission to support educators in being leaders of change & disrupters of inequity. My colleagues are reflective, curious and pushing the boundaries of what education can look like. We can find our "why" and move our work forward with a bias toward action."
Professional Learning Team
Professional Learning Coordinator
"Growing up in south Los Angeles the odds were stacked against me, but there were a handful of educators that changed my trajectory as a lifelong learner. These experiences have driven me to strive for a more just educational environment where ALL students can thrive."
Project Director, PBL Leadership Academy
"I believe that every student has unlimited unique and meaningful creative potential, and I am inspired to support educators and community members who transform schools so that each and every student will cultivate their passions and pursue them beyond our wildest dreams."
Professional Learning Coordinator
"The work at the GSE inspires me because it allows me to connect with educators from all over the US and the world. I get to help plan adult learning experience for thoughtful and inspired educators, and I get to learn just as much in the process of connecting with them."
Center for Research on Equity and Innovation Team
Project Co-Director, CARPE
"I am inspired each day by the work our network schools, districts and county offices are doing to transform their educational systems and practices to better prepare students to succeed in college, career, and life. It is an honor to walk alongside our school communities on the journey to fulfill our collective promise of realizing equity and delivering opportunities for each and every student."
"Through my research and teaching experience, I see a need to investigate effective institutional and social supports to increase college access, matriculation, persistence, and graduation among historically underserved students. This unique position allows me to have one foot in higher education and one foot in K-12 schools/systems, which is optimal for affecting change on a large scale. I am fortunate to be collaborating with passionate educators and researchers who are committed to serving teachers and underrepresented students."
Practitioner Faculty - Course Instructors
Continuation Schools Coach, New Tech Network
I am deeply passionate about advocating for all students to have access to a high-quality equitable education. It is my hope that all schools honor student voice and foster agency so that all learners can discover their passions and drive their own learning.
Director, High Tech Middle Media Arts
Of the many responsibilities of being a school leader, one that brings me great joy is designing and leading professional learning for our faculty. I am committed to supporting adult learning in ways that reflect my beliefs about student learning; that is, I aspire to cultivate a community of engaged learners who work collegially, reflect honestly, take risks, share their work, seek and offer feedback, keep students at the center, and experience joy in their work.
10th grade Spanish Teacher, High Tech High Chula Vista
Marisol hopes to help new teachers recognize the experiences of all students as valuable assets in any learning environment and the inclusion of those experiences as an integral part of their growth and development as learners both in and outside of the classroom.
2nd grade Teacher, High Tech Elementary Mesa
"What inspires me about the work I do at HTH GSE is having the opportunity to have a profound impact on the students academic success. It is a joy to watch students discover new learning. As the poet William Butler Yeats said, "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."