The Information Technology Academy, formerly known as the TechFutures Program, has been a prominent part of El Cerrito High School since its founding in 2001. The program has grown exponentially over its 14-year history, going from a small after school program serving just 20 students, to becoming an in-school technical academy serving around 200 students.
The purpose of the Information Technology Academy is to educate “at-risk” youth in order to strengthen academic performance, increase probability of postsecondary success, and provide post-high school career opportunities. This is done by providing students with hands-on technical training in the areas of Networking (Information Systems Design and Management) and Web Design (Digital Art).
In addition to the technical training offered, the Academy also provides students with various work-based learning opportunities, such as guest business speakers, study trips to major tech companies, and employment/internship opportunities, which adequately prepares students for various careers in technology.
Jim Lindsay – Team Lead
Ron Whittier – Executive Director
Claudine Feibusch – Project Manager, Wells Fargo
Gloria Burt – Founder
Paul Normington – Software Engineer, Pandora
Rick Weeson – CEO, Support Intelligence
Steve Lipson – El Cerrito Committee on Aging
EC School Site Team
Patricia Crespo – Principal
Jay Eirvin – Assistant Principal
Charlotte Betson – Assistant Principal
Eric Mapes – Assistant principal
Liz Smith – Office Manager
Dawn Monteith – Main Office Clerk
Monica Ng – Counselor
Christina Rios – Counselor
Yecenia Campos – Counselor
Yen Kong Moua – Counselor