The Cedars International Next Generation High School Team


Stuart Ray
Teacher - Science
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Jennifer Garner
Teacher - Art/English
Jennifer Garner has always loved to learn about all things creative--art, music, writing, dance, theater, and even cuisine. This enthusiasm for the arts has led her to study English and art in school, earning a BA in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in Fine and Decorative Arts from Christies in London. She continues to voraciously read, cook, dance, and create art because it's fun and because she wants to keep pushing herself to grow as a person. Teaching teens is something she believes strongly in because she was lucky to have a number of great teachers who have inspired her throughout her life, including her mother. She knows that high school is a crucial time in a person's life and wants to make a difference in the lives of young adults. In addition to work her as a public school teacher, Ms. Garner has run educational programs for art museums that serve families, teens, and adults. She truly loves to share art with others and is always up for a conversation about it. Ms. Garner is also passionate about the transformative power of travel to change the way someone sees the world and themselves. An avid traveler herself as well as the sponsor for Global Student Travel Club at Cedars, she hopes that many students join the exciting travel adventures she plans each year.
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Jennifer Thompson
Teacher - English
Jennifer Thompson has a passion for English Language Arts. Before she began teaching, she earned a BA in English, worked as a bookseller, worked with young adults at a non-profit, worked at a library, and achieved an MA in Literature with emphasis on Children's Literature. Ms. Thompson's teaching experience includes teaching grades 8-12 ELA, reading intervention, dual credit English 1301 and 1302, and teaching a humanities elective. Ms. Thompson is proud to be part of the Cedars team and hopes to spread the word about putting the A in STEAM! Ms. Thompson's hobbies include reading, learning about and practicing yoga, coloring, and hanging out with her dog Coco and cat Amy. Her favorite book is Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, her favorite food is cheese, and if she could be a crayon, she would be silver.
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Richard Santos
Teacher - English
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Michael Chambers
Teacher - History
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Sarah DiMaria
Teacher - Math
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Janice Trinidad
Teacher - Physics/Math
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Adam Fishman
Teacher - Engineering
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Tyeron Hammontree
Teacher - Digital Media Literacy
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Elenor Harden
Teacher - Spanish/Business Applications
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Stephanie Hart
Teacher - Physical Education
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Steve Zipkes
Founding Principal
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Stephanie Ehler
Dean Of Curriculum And Instruction
Stephanie Ehler is currently the Dean of Curriculum and Instruction. Her duties include supporting teachers in professional development, curriculum and instruction, creating the master schedule and student schedules as well as coordinating the state assessments on the campus. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from The University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently working on her Masters in Educational Leadership at Texas State University. Ms. Ehler has worked as an English teacher in an integrated Social Studies and English PBL classroom for four years and then as an Instructional Coach in a 100% PBL campus for four years. Her passion is training teachers in the development and implementation of PBL and seeing the impact that it has on students and their learning. When she is not busy going to school or working she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids at the lake or on vacation and reading books.
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Arthur Elizalde
Chef
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Dominic Marshall
Assistant Chef
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Laura Lopez
Administrative Assistant
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Les Simpson
Director Of Technology
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