Hi my name is Johnny Heid. I am the art teacher at SET High. I majored in Applied Design at SDSU and I have worked as an art teacher and a commission artist part-time for several years. I have a passion for art and love to share that with others. I believe anyone can learn to be an artist with time and effort.
Hello, I’m Bradon Walsall. I am currently the Biology and Space Science teacher at SET High. I have a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. This is my third year at SET and my sixth year teaching.
My name is Anthony Putaro and I am a mathematics teacher at SET High. I have a B.S. degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from The Pennsylvania State University with an additional minor in Applied Mathematics. This is my first year teaching at SET High. I previously taught math at a private high school in Carlsbad and English at a university in Old Town.
I am also CEO of a company that sells products all over the globe. The things that I have learned as an entrepreneur have helped me not only to better develop my business, but also in the real-world.
I am very excited about the new changes that are going into effect this year at SET High and look forward to watching the school grow.
Hello, I am Mitra Jokanovic. I teach Spanish and Social Science at SET High. My love and passion for travel and adventure has landed me in most Spanish-speaking countries, where I fell in love with the language, culture, and history – and further established my desire to teach that subject.
I have Political Science and Middle East Studies degrees from UC Irvine, and M.Ed from National University. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my son Marko, always looking for a new adventure.
My name is Enrico Gandara. I grew up in Seattle, before attending Santa Monica and Rio Hondo community colleges, then transferring to UC Santa Cruz and graduating with a B.A. in Economics. I received my teaching credential through Azusa Pacific University in Social Science. This is my third year teaching at SET. I teach Modern World History, World Religion, and Contemporary Issues.
Greetings! My name is Ava Marie Lennon and teach English at SET High. With a passion for teaching and reading since birth, I knew my path in life was to guide students in learning about both literature and the world around them. With this goal in mind, I worked as an AVID tutor while attending college full-time at San Diego State University. This provided me with a solid foundation in teaching and classroom management as I worked towards my degree.
After graduating from SDSU, I began working toward my credential at Brandman University. While in the program, I was lucky enough to be offered an internship at SET High! I fell in love with the school, students, and freedom I was allowed, and I have been here ever since.
At SET, I am given the tools and space to shower students with my love for learning, teaching, and English. My classes are interactive, hands-on, and individualized in order to inspire free-thinking and a love of learning. Because I know all students learn differently, I encourage my students to demonstrate their understanding of what is being taught using a variety of different mediums such as art, writing, music, and speech. All students can be taught, it is just a matter of finding what speaks to them as individuals.
My name is Erica Gibson and I am a proud San Diego native. My educational journey reached an important milestone when I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (with a minor in law) from the University of California, San Diego. In continuing my life-long quest for learning, I recently completed a Master of Arts in Education through National University. I am honored to serve the next generation of civic leaders by equipping them with the necessary entrepreneurial and leadership skills to compete in the 21st century marketplace. I will prepare my students in this endeavor through project-based learning that reinforces this ideal. I bring a unique perspective to the classroom, given the skill set I gained through a varied professional background, in both the private and public sectors. I am honored to be a part of the School for Entrepreneurship and Technology family and look forward to helping students achieve their educational goals.
Hey hey hey! Mrs. Geis here, or Mrs. G as the students like to call me. I am a native San Diegan who wouldn’t live in cold weather if you paid me. I am a fun-loving, positive energy-giving thought leader, whose driving passion is to help people stand in their purpose and walk in their truth.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Diversified Liberal Arts and a Master’s of Education in Literacy from the University of San Diego, where I also played softball and was a member of the Black Student Union. I taught Religious Studies in the Diocese of San Diego for 6 years while also coaching high school softball and basketball. I’m currently teaching Leadership with an emphasis on Personal Growth and Development here at SET High.
When I’m not teaching in a classroom I am speaking to students, parents, and teachers all throughout San Diego or traveling the world. My other love is facilitating for The Anti-Defamation League, where I get to empower students to be leaders of promoting inclusive and compassionate environments wherever they go.
Greetings! My name is Amor Castro. I am an academic coach at SET High. I’m a native San Diegan and a proud SDSU alumni. Go Aztecs! I earned a Bachelor’s degree in the field of communication. Effective communication with SET High students is my goal. My student life was a journey and I’m here to share my story to inspire students. Anything is possible with a commitment to focus and hard work!