Staff Hit the Road

Dragon Staff | May 15, 2019 In Silicon Valley, it’s normal for startup companies to have a turnover rate of around 20 percent. d.tech is no different, though it may seem like a large number of teachers are not coming back next year. With almost five years under d.tech’s belt, everyone at d.tech feels like …

Q&A With Drew Annis, Riekes’ Renaissance Man

Malia Savella | msavella19@dtechhs.org | May 1, 2019 Filmographer. Painter. Band Member. Drew Annis, the film exploration teacher at d.tech since 2018, holds all of these titles. The Dragon recently chatted with the jack-of-all-trades about his many passions and the inspirations behind them. [This interview has been edited for length and clarity] Q: So what …

Q&A With Stephanie Dole: Being Beetlelady

Malia Savella | msavella19@dtechhs.org | March 17, 2019 If you’ve ever seen crawly but cool tarantulas at d.tech during Intersessions, they’re probably Stephanie Dole’s! Instructor for the Exploration class Bug Science for Everyone since 2017 Doyle has a PhD in entomology and runs her own bug education business called Beetlelady. She’s also the mother of …

Behind the Scenes of Sports: Q&A with Marcus Marsall

Courtney Sullivan Wu | csullivanwu@dtechhs.org | June 27, 2018 Marcus Marsall, d.tech’s Athletics Director and Attendance Coordinator, is an integral part of d.tech’s developing sports culture. Marsall joined d.tech in October 2016. Q: How was it running the sports program at a completely new school with a small sports culture? It definitely has its challenges but …

Accordion Playing Russian: Q&A With Igor Morozov

Ryan Harsono | rharsono19@dtechhs.org Igor Morozov, an eccentric freshman at d.tech, plays a very unique instrument that has strong ties to his culture: the accordion. Leaving the home he knew so well in Russia only seven years ago, the accordion has remained a constant in Morozov’s life, a hobby that he enjoyed throughout his childhood …

Being a Designer- A Q&A with Galen McAndrew

Maya Pratt Bauman | mprattbauman19@dtechhs.org | June 17, 2018 If you have ever walked into the upstairs DRG, you have probably ran into Galen McAndrew. While he started at d.tech in the front office, he is now the Director of the Design Realization Garage.  McAndrew has a great passion for design and creativity. He is …

Graduating Early: A Q&A with Kirill Naumov

Victoria Nguyen | vnguyen19@dtechhs.org | June 8, 2018 Kirill Naumov, a junior at d.tech, is taking the quick route to graduate early. He transferred into d.tech the middle of freshman year, with the intent to graduate with the class of 2019. However, in August, Kirill decided that it would be best for him to accelerate …

Journalism, Love, and Bluegrass: A Q&A with Lessley Anderson

By: Daphne Palmeter Lessley Anderson started teaching at d.tech in 2016 and currently teaches both junior and senior English. She is also the advisor for d.tech’s school newspaper, The Dragon, which is produced mainly out of her senior English class, Writer’s Workshop. She currently lives in San Francisco and has a seven-year old son. Q: …

Q&A with d.tech’s New Environmental Science Wiz, Fannie Hsieh

By: Ethan Yu At the beginning of this school year, Fannie Hsieh officially joined the faculty as d.tech’s new environmental science teacher. You may have seen her roaming the halls monitoring FIT or seen her enthusiastically teaching her environmental science class, but those aren’t the only things that she does. Aside from teaching, she also …