Scott Swaaley - High Tech High
Allen Distinguished Educator Scott Swaaley launched a unique engineering and fabrication program for High Tech High that pushes students to their limits, builds their grit and develops their resourcefulness in preparation for a demanding future in STEM fields. Scott designed and teaches his 9th grade curriculum within the larger innovative context of High Tech High – a San Diego-based charter school system where education focuses on respect for students and their work, and fosters a capacity for self-directed learning.