Mr. Navarro is looking forward to another great year in technology. Mr. Navarro has a Bachelor’s degree in English & communications from Cal State Dominguez Hills, Master’s degree in education technology from Long Beach State University, and a clear teaching credential from Mount St. Mary’s University. He also received his technology integration certification from Loyola Marymount University in the program's first cohort where he is now an instructor for the program. He has worked at schools in South Gate, the South Bay, and even South Korea and has been a faculty technology consultant for Mount St. Mary's. In his free time, Mr. Navarro enjoys reading novels & technology blogs, running in races, and traveling.
This year, middle school students taking the technology course delve into coding in various languages, building up to the creation of websites from each student. He a teaches film and broadcasting class in which students produce and direct movies & podcasts, and develop media skills. Elementary students will be learning the fundamental technology skills they will use across all their subjects. Mr. Navarro believes technology is an active component of NDAE in developing 21st century learning skills to make students competitive learners on their paths to high school and beyond.