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Director, High Tech High International
Brett began teaching with the High Tech High GSE in the fall of 2014. He is the Director of High Tech High International, a nationally recognized, progressive, project based charter school in San Diego, California. He is the Director of The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High, a nationally recognized, progressive, project based charter school in San Diego, California. He taught at the school for five years and continues to serve as a network ambassador and consultant, training teachers, administrators, and superintendents in implementing project based learning in several states, Israel, and the U.K. In addition, Peterson serves as a Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s National Board where he advises the national organization about grass roots impacts of policies, marketing and strategic vision. Recently, he served on the U.S. Department of Education’s Western Regional Advisory Committee. His belief that teaching and learning go hand in hand guided him as he earned a Master’s in History from the University of San Diego and a Master’s in Curriculum Design from UCSD. Before coming to San Diego he earned a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame. He is currently a PhD candidate in the joint SDSU-Claremont Graduate School of Education program where his research focuses on the history of progressive education in United States.