Zoë Randall
Zoë Randall
Engineering Teacher, High Tech Elementary Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA
Biography
Zoë Randall is a K-5 Engineering and Design teacher at High Tech Elementary Chula Vista (HTeCV), a public charter school in Chula Vista, CA. She believes in the larger mission of High Tech High to bring equity and deeper learning to her classroom practice. Zoë's interested in helping her students discover their own passions and develop an engineering mindset; designing solutions, being creative and using teamwork to solve authentic problems. Her engineering program with elementary students is geared around helping them make their ideas a reality and seeing their ability to change and impact their world. She earned a B.A. in Visual Arts, Media, Film/Video at the University of California, San Diego. She worked as an educator for the Birch Aquarium at Scripps doing hands-on projects and experiential learning with PK-12 students. After graduating college, she spent a year in France teaching English as a second language to primary school children and speaks fluent French. She began her formal career in education at High Tech High in 2007. She started a multimedia program for students in grades 6-8 at High Tech Middle Media Arts. She taught there for 6 years, and during that time, she earned her CA credential in Art and her Masters of Education in Teacher Leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education (HTH GSE). In 2013, she stepped out of the classroom for one year to develop and coordinate a tour program for the HTH GSE, which invited more than 2000 educators from around the world. Over the years, she's run professional development workshops on PBL for educators and has spoken at conferences around the country. She is currently in her third year teaching engineering at HTeCV and is a core teacher leader for the CA NGSS early implementation initiative.
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