The Secret Past of d.tech Staff

Lara Thornley | lthornley20@dtechhs.org | May 15, 2019 What kind of jobs can you imagine d.tech staff members having in the past? Normal, boring jobs? Sitting in a cubicle, typing on a computer, drinking black coffee while eating a mealy corporate apple, perhaps? Incorrect! Some of them have had some previous jobs that will make …

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 …

The Scoop on Ms. Anderson’s Fashion

Tyler Campos | tcampos19@dtechhs.org | June 8, 2018 Lessley Anderson is an English teacher for the junior and senior class, and something that everybody notices right when they see her, are her amazing outfits. Every day, Anderson wears something that beats her last outfit. Anderson describes her style and what she looks for in stores …

Why is Mr. Lonnemann So Chill?

Derrick Kwan | dkwan19@dtechhs.org | June 1, 2018 Henry Lonnemann, Dean of Student Culture and government teacher, has a laid back personality. Many of his students, and his friends in the staff have described him as “chill”, “cynical”, and “hilarious”. His mentality today is largely due to his previous teaching experience. When it comes to …

Teacher Friend Groups

By: Ryan Harsono Staff members eat lunch too. Who do they eat with? Ever wonder who your favorite teacher is chatting up during lunch? At d.tech, it’s clear that our atmosphere and culture differs from that of other high schools and, evidently, that not only applies to students, but faculty as well. When asked to …

Finding the Founders

By: Arthur Yu Over five years ago, these three staff members helped found d.tech. To pursue his vision, Ken Montgomery enlisted Nicole Cerra and Christy Knott. In just three years, d.tech has seen teachers come and go. But these three staff members are some of the core group that has remained. What drives these three …

What Teachers Think of Their Rooms

By Victoria Khaw   Knowing d.tech and it’s unique space, setup, and furniture, I thought it’d be interesting to know what teachers think about their rooms. Using a Google Form, I asked questions like: Do you like your room?  Are you happy with your room setup?  What does your dream classroom look like?   I …

Adapting to a Wall-less Classroom: new teachers on d.tech

By Joelene Latief d.tech  is not like other schools. The innovative, vibrant environment would not be possible without the diverse staff of passionate teachers. Before coming to d.tech, the majority of teachers came from traditional schools, and nearly all of them had never heard of the design thinking process. So how did they adapt to …

d.tech Staffers’ Favorite Books

by Jeffrey Bernstein What do staffers at d.tech read? What do they love? The Dragon report. Karen Brewster Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell “I really like books that are set over long periods of time, so that I can follow their [the characters’] lives. It makes me sad when books end, so I like long …