Professional Learning Leader
Zoë is a positive and enthusiastic educator. She loves to spark creativity in others and help them discover their passions. She hopes to inspire her students to design solutions, be creative and use teamwork to solve authentic problems. She currently leads professional development workshops in the US and abroad for educators interested in Project-Based Learning, Deeper Learning, and STEAM.
She graduated from the University of California San Diego with a B.A. in Visual Arts Media and Film. In 2007, Zoë began her teaching career with the High Tech High organization as a multimedia teacher. She created interdisciplinary multimedia projects while gaining her teaching credential and eventually earning her Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership at the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. After graduating, she started working for the GSE as a PBL Workshop Facilitator and eventually as a Tour Coordinator where she designed adult learning experiences welcoming over 2,500 visitors to the High Tech High schools.
In 2014, she returned to the classroom as an Elementary Engineering and Design Teacher at High Tech Elementary Chula Vista. She creates interdisciplinary engineering projects and curriculum based in the design process and engineering habits of mind (conscientiousness, creativity, collaboration, persistence, systems thinking and optimism).
Zoë loves helping her students see themselves as creatives and dreamers. She believes that doing work that matters and making meaningful connections to the community is essential in education. She hopes to empower others to pursue their passions and create projects from the heart.