Close the opportunity gap by providing small group math & literacy instruction for our highest need students in order to accelerate their academic growth.

Meet the impressive Denver Math Fellow team at High Tech Early College

Anthony Flattery is a 2nd year fellow at High Tech Early College. He graduated from Loras College in Iowa and is originally from Fort Dodge, Iowa. The best part of working with 9th graders to him is building relationships and motivating them and getting them to see the value in education. He said, “find ways to have fun with the job,” as his advice for new fellows.
Heather Himes is from New Castle, Indiana and is serving as a 2nd year Lead Fellow at High Tech Early College. She received her BA in German and Music from Butler University in Indianapolis. Her favorite thing about 9th graders is that they are old enough to joke around and get to know. She said, “I like helping people get ahead in life and get the things they need.” Her advice for new fellows is to be organized or it is easy to get stressed out.
Heidi Hobson is originally from Aurora, CO and is a first year fellow serving at High Tech Early College. She graduated with an English degree from Metro State in Denver. She enjoys working with 9th graders because they’re spunky. Her advice for future fellows is to treat students like they understand what you’re saying because they do!
McClellan Walcott is the Denver Math Fellow Coordinator of High Tech Early College High School. She’s originally from Fair Hope, Alabama and got her degree from Tulane University in Psychology with a coordinate major in Social Policy and a minor in Art History. Her favorite thing about working with fellows is using her classroom experience to develop fellows as young educators and help them get their foot in the door. Her advice for new fellows would include work hard and manage your time well, but have fun. She said “this is a unique program where we require a lot of you so make sure you are completing all that’s required and take advantage of the coaching and guidance from your coordinator.” She wants new fellows to remember if a lesson doesn’t go perfectly, don’t let it ruin your day because that is how we learn! Use it to reflect and tweak it for the next day lesson.
Nicholas Anderson a first year Denver Math Fellow at High Tech Early College and is from St. Paul, Minnesota. He received a Liberals Arts degree from St. John’s College. His favorite thing about working with 9th graders is their humor and energy. When asked what advice he would give new fellows, he said “it’s the little things that are important in building relationships and behavior management so remember the little things they say.”
Nicolás Wirth is serving as a 2nd year Lead Fellow at High Tech Early College. He is originally from Quito, Ecuador and came to the US when he was 18 for college. He received his BA in Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering and his MA in Engineering Management from John Hopkins University in Baltimore. According to Nicolás, 9th graders can get silly and bring a lot of joy into the classroom. He said, “The hard part is changing the mentality of students so that they can see themselves capable of doing this type of math.” Being patient and not losing your temper with students is his advice for new fellows. He said, “There is always a better way of handling things than raising your voice, such as asking your coordinator for help!”
Rose Conry is from Deep Haven, Minnesota and a Denver Math Fellow at High Tech Early College. She received a BS in Journalism from Northwestern University. Her favorite thing about working with her 9th grade students is their potential for growth! She said, “it’s so exciting to work with them because they’re at a new point and transition in their lives.” She wants new fellows to remember to have fun!