Sarah Cozik

Hi there. My name is Sarah Cozik and I am an Education Specialist here at SET high. I received my BA, multiple subject teaching credential and M.Ed at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I have always loved teaching and helping students achieve their full potential which led me to…read more

Tanya Llera DeLong

Bio coming soon.

Leslie Farias

Greetings students and guardians! My name is Leslie Farias and I am a Spanish teacher at SET High. I am attending SDSU and double majoring in Spanish and Child and Family Development, with a minor in Counseling and Social Change. During my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with…read more

Neil McCurdy, PhD

Hi! I am the principal of The School for Entrepreneurship & Technology. This is my 14th year teaching, my 10th year as an administrator, and my 5th year as the Principal of SET High. I have been thinking about education reform for a long time and it was just as…read more

Darrell McClendon

Hello I am Darrell McClendon (or “Mr. Mc”). I am a native San Diegan, born and raised. My wife and I have four wonderful children (all adults and all college grads!) and one phenomenal granddaughter! I am SET’s Assistant Principal and Chief Business Officer. I graduated from the University of…read more

Jessica Bush

I’m Jessica Bush and I am an Education Specialist at SET High. I grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University with a B.A. degree in Sociology. After working with children in a residential facility for several years, I discovered a passion for working with high…read more

Travis Ashe

Hello. My name is Travis Ashe and I teach Earth Science and Engineering, Physics, and Chemistry. From an early age, I have been curious about the physical and biological environments surrounding me. I attended the University of Washington and majored in Microbiology. Prior to teaching, I worked as a research…read more

J.P. Montello

I am a new Teacher here at SET High. I have industry experience from Orbital ATK/Northrop Grumman making missile and radome parts. I also have previous teaching experience at High Tech High. I worked with cutting edge materials and automated production equipment. I love to experiment in my free time….read more

Ryan Odegard

My name is Ryan Odegard and I am a mathematics teacher at SET High. I grew up in Long Beach, earned my BS in Electrical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, worked at Northrop Grumman as a Software Engineer, did sales for my uncle’s wood business, and now I teach math! I’ve done…read more

Johnny Heid

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….read more

Carrie Heath

Ms. Heath – Office Manager Carrie has a wide variety of experience in an administrative capacity, working in industries as diverse as film production to technology startup. While she enjoys the organizational aspect of managing an office, her roots lean a little more toward the creative, in live theatre. Her…read more

Gabrielle Hines

Hello! My name is Gabrielle Hines. I’ve had the opportunity to work as a Teacher Assistant for the last four years. After witnessing the tremendous impact teachers have on students and reflecting back on my own experiences, my goal is to become a teacher. I graduated from San Diego State…read more

Bradon Walsall

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.

Chelsea Burge

Hi! My name is Chelsea Burge. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 2015, I decided to make the trek from one sunny state to another. I am in love with San Diego’s beaches, hikes, and Mexican food! My acceptance into Teach For America…read more

Mitra Jokanovic

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…read more

Erica Gibson

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…read more

Ava Lennon

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…read more

Nicky Geis

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…read more

Anthony Putaro

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…read more

Israel Maldonado

I was born in Tijuana then moved to Carlsbad at age 14. I went to Palomar College and transferred to SDSU. I speak Spanish, English, and Portuguese and have been a classically trained musician since age 7. I have been teaching at SET High since 2013. I love teaching here because…read more

Jessica Romero

Hello, I’m Jessica Romero, the Director of Special Education and the school psychologist at SET High. I have over 13 years of experience working with middle and high school-age students as an Education Specialist and school psychologist. I am extremely passionate about educating young adults about the importance of mental health…read more

Lavar Watkins

Bio coming soon

Amor Castro

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…read more

Edith Marquez

Hi folks! I was born and raised in San Diego, left once only to return within months, this is where I want to be while pivoting to other cool parts of this earth! I am honored to be an academic coach here at SET High! I graduated from San Diego…read more

Kayla Solmonsson

My name is Kayla Solmonsson. I am an entrepreneur, a mother, and a student. I currently attend National University and I am working on my BA in Integrated Psychology. Along with being an Academic Coach, I am one of the GSA advisors on campus. I practice unconditional acceptance and focus…read more

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