Kristin Komatsubara is a course instructor for the San Diego Teacher Residency at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education, where she supports preservice teachers to educate for social justice and deeper learning. She is committed to equity in STEM education and believes that transformation is possible when students, parents, and educators work collaboratively to deepen their learning, affirm their identities, and empower student voices.
Prior to joining the graduate school, Kristin taught middle school math and science for 12 years. She was a founding staff member and director for High Tech Middle North County and director of High Tech Elementary North County. Kristin is also a core team leader for the Next Generation Science Standards Early Implementers and lesson study team member of the Mathematical Agency Improvement Community.
Kristin earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from USC, her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and doctorate in educational leadership from UC San Diego. Her research focuses on the influence of lesson study on mathematics teachers’ sense of efficacy and the student social networks they create in their classrooms.