Mark Aguirre has been teaching Humanities at High Tech High since 2001. He began his teaching career at Point Loma High School and Scripps Ranch High School. Raised in the small town of Fillmore, California where his family raised oranges, Mark is the oldest of ten children. He graduated from Cal State-Chico where he received his bachelor's degree in history, with the focus being on Classical Civilizations. In 1987, he earned his teaching credential from San Diego State. Mark has three children- Joshua living in Tennessee, Jacob a contractor in Lake Havasu and Jessica a journalist working for the DPA in Berlin. Mark's passions include playing poker, reading books about classical history and listening to be-bop jazz.