Spencer Gooch is the Dean of Students at High Tech High North County, and has worked in public schools for 16 years. Prior to his position as Dean, he worked as a 10th grade Humanities teacher also at HTHNC. He began his career in education working for a local non-profit health clinic as a peer counselor and health educator, specializing in reproductive health issues and relationship dynamics. He then moved into the field of health education, providing comprehensive reproductive health education classes to local North County School Districts. During this time he also assisted with curriculum development for pregnancy prevention programs.
Mr. Gooch believes that schools offer a unique opportunity for students in that mistakes are frequent and should be sought out. By providing spaces that are safe and encourage exploration, students are then able to develop into the kind of people they hope to be.