Faculty

jill jones

INSTRUCTOR EMERITUS

Adviser for: Comp Sci H 1-2, AP CSP, Comp Sci H 3-4, Innovative Technologies

Emailj.jones@haydenmagnet.org 

Jill Jones served as a teacher and Program Manager in the Computer Studies Magnet program for over 30 years. Although she retired in 2022, she continues to support the program through mentorship and advisement on advanced courses.

Michele delgado

INSTRUCTOR EMERITUS

Instructor for: Exploring Computer Science, Advanced Media Imaging H 1-2, Multimedia Presentations H 1-2

Email: mmdelgado@haydenmagnet.org 

Michele Delgado has been an artist and teacher for over 2 decades.  

miguel herrera

Instructor for: Computer Science 1-2, Computer Science 3-4, AP CSP

Email/Correro Electronico:

el.herrera@haydenmagnet.org

Bio:

Miguel J. Herrera obtained both his bachelors and Masters degrees from Arizona State University.  While working on attaining his Masters, he did a summer internship with Dr. Alice Christie where he trained teachers to use technology in their classrooms.  

Mr. Herrera has been a computer science teacher for the past 17 years at THE Center for Computer Studies at Carl Hayden High School.  Currently he teaches Computer Science 1-2, Computer Science 3-4 and AP CSP.

michael marmolejo

PROGRAM MANAGER

Instructor for: Computer Graphic Design 1-2, Networking & Cybersecurity 1-2H, Innovative Technologies 1-2

Email: mi.marmolejo@haydenmagnet.org

Michael Marmolejo was born during the fall of the Nixon administration in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. As a proud product of the Arizona public education system, and a proud graduate of Carl Hayden Community High School, he was so inspired by the great teachers that he met along the way that he chose to pursue a degree in Secondary Education with a focus in English at Arizona State University. Said degree in hand, he stumbled his way into a position teaching Computer Graphic Design, Networking and Cybersecurity, and Innovative Technologies within the Carl Hayden Center for Computer Studies – the very same magnet program that he graduated from and that arguably launched his own decade-long career in the computer industry. In doing so, he quickly discovered that it is much more fun to be sitting at the teacher’s desk than the student’s, so he has dedicated his career to using technology to make education so engaging and entertaining that students become intrinsically inspired to seek out and share knowledge.

Marmolejo holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an Emphasis in Technology from Grand Canyon University, a CompTIA A+ Certification, a file cabinet full of completion certificates for various education and technology-related training sessions, and a lifetime membership in the Nintendo Fun Club. He is the Program Manager of the Center for Computer Studies Magnet Program, the Instructional Leader of the Computer Science Department, the sponsor of the Computer Club, the founder and coach of the Falcon Esports video game competition teams, and the founder of Noodle Society (It's like Oprah's Book Club, but with instant noodles instead of books).

He maintains his classroom website at http://mistermarmolejo.com with the artisanal Web craftsmanship only made possible by someone who still hand writes his HTML code in Microsoft Notepad. He can be reached at mi.marmolejo@haydenmagnet.org, but don’t be surprised if he takes a day or two to respond. He’s just slow media like that.


Mitzi Vilchis-Lopez

Instructor for: Exploring Computer Science

Email:

mi.vilchislopez@haydenmagnet.org

Bio:

Kenneth Whitley is the newest member of the Center for Computer Studies, but as a former Department Chair of the English Language Development department, she brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of new ideas on how technology instruction and English Language curriculum can be integrated as she welcomes incoming students to our Exploring Computer Science classes.

KENNETH WHITLEY

INSTRUCTOR EMERITUS

Instructor for: Exploring Computer Science, Innovative Technologies 1-2

Email:

ke.whitley@haydenmagnet.org

Bio:

Kenneth Whitley is a recent addition to the Center for Computer Studies, but he taught Mathematics at Carl Hayden for many years, and has been Head Coach of the world-famous Falcon Robotics team since 2018.

Mr. Whitley excels in presenting students with hands-on applied computer science activities, and is the leading instructor of the Innovative Technologies classes, where students use the latest technology to produce creative projects.