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Mrs. Katie Cox

Mrs. Katie Cox
Headmaster
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Mr. Mehul Gandhi

Mr. Mehul Gandhi
Assistant Headmaster, Academics
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With dual degrees of educational specialist in leadership (Ed.S) and master of science in statistics, Mr. Gandhi had brought with him a diverse experience to Maricopa Institute of Technology. He is a global educator that has taught in two different continents around the globe in the last twenty years. His stint with education is spread out across various contents ranging from mathematics and statistics to engineering and science at different grade levels. His true passion lies in evoking his students' interest in learning by creating a safe and friendly classroom environment along with a pragmatic student-teacher relationship.

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Mr. Chakravarthy Sunkara

Mr. Chakravarthy Sunkara
Assistant Headmaster, Student Affairs
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Mr. Sunkara has been with MIT since its inception. With over 14 years of experience in the education field, he holds double master’s degrees: in English and in mathematics. He has worn many hats during the infancy stage of MIT teaching from English to math. He is an avid athlete and has also been giving structure to the sports program at MIT as an athletics director. He is most passionate about teaching high school math and engaging in high school sports. His pleasant demeanor and dedicated approach to the programs at MIT makes him an integral part of the team.
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Dr. Gerardo Angulo

Dr. Gerardo Angulo
Counselor
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Mr. Ricardo Duran

Mr. Ricardo Duran
Bus Driver and Maintenance Director
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Ms. Sara Killingbeck

Ms. Sara Killingbeck
Office and Community Coordinator
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Ms. Jennifer Covarrubias

Ms. Jennifer Covarrubias
Administrative Assistant/Registrar
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Ms. Cecilia Nuno

Ms. Cecilia Nuno
School Health Coordinator
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Mrs. Dunora Alba

Mrs. Dunora Alba
Spanish
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Mrs. Alba has a master’s degree in education with a specialization in cognitive processes. With more than 25 years of teaching experience, she has taught English as a Second Language, Spanish Capstone, AP Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish for Businesses, Critical Thinking Skills, Social and Economic Problems of Mexico, and courses on global challenges. She teaches languages to help build bridges of communication and understanding between cultures.

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Dr. Melanie Anderson

Dr. Melanie Anderson
Statistics & Probability
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Dr. Anderson has a doctorate degree in psychology and a master’s degree in special education. She has taught for 14 years in higher education in the areas of statistics, psychology, and algebra. She believes that an effective teacher not only introduces a rigorous curriculum but also guides students by giving them the tools to succeed.

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Mr. Matthew Brist

Mr. Matthew Brist
History
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Mrs. Jasmine Coleman

Mrs. Jasmine Coleman
Chemistry
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Mrs. Kripali Gandhi

Mrs. Kripali Gandhi
Mathemathics & Physics
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Mr. Sunil Gilla

Mr. Sunil Gilla

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Dr. Vahid Hojreh

Dr. Vahid Hojreh
Forensic Science I
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Dr. Hojreh came on board to support an inspiring vision of a promising upcoming school four years ago. With a degree as a doctor of medical dentistry, DMD, he embraced the education world with his commitment completely. He is in his sixth year of teaching now and constantly brings in exciting content for his students and encourages them to experiment with all the latest tools and technology available in our advanced laboratories. Dr. Hojreh is also the advanced placement coordinator and ensures to keep students and staff in the loop regarding that. His favorite subjects are chemistry and biology, and his true passion is in sharing his knowledge about those areas with his students the most.

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Ms. Karen Isaac

Ms. Karen Isaac
English
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Mr. Jordan Kauk

Mr. Jordan Kauk
Algebra 2/Pre-Calculus
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Mrs. Yazmin Montiel

Mrs. Yazmin Montiel
ELA 7/8
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Mr. Jay Morganstern

Mr. Jay Morganstern
English
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Mr. Morganstern obtained a master of arts in curriculum and instruction. He began his teaching career as a music teacher for kindergarten through fifth grade students in his synagogue when he was fourteen. He has more than 16 years of formal teaching experience from middle school to college level instruction. His expertise is in literature and the English language. He has adapted himself to the school culture with the motto, "The Iron Eagle flapping in flight will show no rust!"

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Ms. Shatonda Perkins

Ms. Shatonda Perkins
English
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Mr. Jordan Spann

Mr. Jordan Spann
History
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Mrs. Archana Sunkara

Mrs. Archana Sunkara
All Math Classes
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After getting her master’s degree in English, Mrs. Sunkara challenged herself and got highly qualified in mathematics too. She has been a steadfast educator who supported MIT as a volunteer and went on to become a highly qualified and sought-after teacher. She believes in preparing her students for higher education institutions right from the beginning and hence, focuses on sharpening their problem-solving techniques by challenging them to rigorous work. With over six years of teaching experience, Mrs. Sunkara believes in constantly pushing herself. Currently, she took over the role of dual credits coordinator to ensure that all eligible students start taking college classes while still at high school. Her areas of expertise are mathematics, physics, and English, but she is most passionate about teaching mathematics.

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Ms. Asiria Valenzuela

Ms. Asiria Valenzuela

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Tawny Villalobos

Tawny Villalobos
ESS/Study Skills
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