Meet Our TT Pathways Instructors
Media Jim Falletta - Earned his MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University. He created Troy's IB SL and HL Film curriculum and YouTube Troy Productions. His film work has been screened by the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and Director's Cut TV. Jim has had feature scripts optioned multiple times and his screenplays have been recognized by the Fade-In Awards, Talentville's Hall of Fame and the Amazon Studios Notable Projects list, among others.
Andre Gonzalez – B.A. and M.A. in English from St. John's University, M.A. in Education, and Teaching Credential in English from Loyola Marymount University. He is teaching Advanced Journalism, Advanced Placement English Language and Composition, and English 1 Troy Tech. He also taught English 1 College Prep, English 1 Honors, and English 2 Honors. He currently serves as the advisor for the junior class board and the Oracle, Troy's award-winning student newspaper.
Jesse Knowles - Bachelor’s in Music Education, Master's in Music Performance, Teaching Credentials and Doctorate in Education from CSUF and CTE (Career Technical Education) Teaching Credential OCDE. At Troy he has taught math, music, computer applications and film, but is currently teaching two courses that he created: Media Concepts and Broadcast Journalism which produces Omnia daily broadcast. He also serves as the Technology Committee Leader on Troy's campus.
Ana Link - B.A. in English, Teaching Credential and M.A. in Secondary Education from CSUF. She has taught all levels of sophomore English including College Prep, Troy Tech, and Advanced Placement as well as College Prep Junior English and English 1 Honors. She is serving Troy as English Department Chair, Cambridge Coordinator, and is the Adviser for Troy’s Yearbook, The Illium.
Business Deborah Henniger - EdD in Organizational Leadership ABD, MBA, MA-Counseling, BS in Business Education, and CTE (Career Technical Education) Teaching Credential OCDE. I have spent eleven years teaching business and technology. Other work experience includes: Assistant to the U.S.Treasurer, Associate Dean of Academics, Human Resource Manager, Payroll Administration, Union Negotiator, Benefits Administration, Accounting and Office Administration. I presently teach business, dual enrollment courses, and am the advisor for FBLA.
Luke Laubhan - For nearly 20 years, he worked in business management, marketing, and communications, in roles ranging from Sales and Marketing Director to Chief Marketing Officer. He has also operated his own eCommerce and consulting businesses. He has a B.A. in English, M.F.A. in English, M.Ed. (emphasis in Social-Emotional Learning), and teaching credentials in English and Business (CTE). At Troy, he teaches Business classes and co-advises FBLA.
Computer Science Don Allen - He has served as a Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader for College Board's AP Computer Science exams as well as on the AP Computer Science Development Committee responsible for the development of the AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework. He is on the CSTA board. He has worked with the administration of the Annual Wittry Programming contest since its inception in 2005. Prior to Troy he spent almost 9 years with Rockwell on both the B-1B bomber and the AC-130U.
Joseph Coglianese - He teaches computer science courses and has served as a Reader, Table Leader, Question Leader, and Development Committee Member for College Board's AP Computer Science exams. He is also on the CSTA board.
David Kim - B.A. in Applied Mathematics from UC Berkeley; M.S. in Cyber Security Engineering and M.A. in Teaching with a mathematics teaching credential from USC. He is a Troy Tech graduate and teaches computer science and cyber classes. He also serves as the assistant coach for Troy's Cyber Defense Program and as coach for Troy's Esports team.
Kristen Preston - B.S. in Pure Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona and Mathematics teaching credential from CSUF. She has taught math, robotics, engineering, and computer science prior to returning home to Troy where she is an alumnus of the Troy Tech Program. She currently teaches computer science here at Troy.
Cyber Defense Allen Stubblefield, US Navy (Retired) - B.S. Mathematics, US Naval Academy; M.A. Computer Resources Management, Webster University; CTE (Career Technical Education) Teaching Credential. CDR Stubblefield served in the Navy for 21 years as a Surface Warfare Officer, including command of USS ZEPHYR (PC 8) at sea and the New York City Naval ROTC program ashore. He joined Troy in 2006 as senior NJROTC teacher which was judged BEST in the USA with cadets competing nationally in cyber security, orienteering, academics, athletics and marching. He established Troy's Cyber Defense pathway and Troy's Cyber Defense Patriot program which now has 300 student participants, and he was named 2016 CyberPatriot Coach of the Year. Troy's cyber teams were National Champions in 2018 and have competed nationally since 2014. Several Troy grads are working as cybersecurity professionals in government and business, and recent Troy grads are pursuing cybersecurity degrees in colleges across the US.
Engineering Kent Goodman - B.S. Mechanical Engineering SDSU, M.S. Mechanical Engineering CSUF, Mathematics Teaching Credential National University and CTE (Career Technical Education) Teaching Credential OCDE. He has developed IB Design Technology, Introduction to Design Technology and Mechatronics courses. He advises Troy's FIRST Robotics team. Prior to Troy he spent 5 years with Northrop Grumman's B2 Division and 7 years at TRW's Space and Technology Division in Mechanical Engineering.
Mike Reid - B.S. in Applied Mathematics with Computer Science Emphasis and Teaching Credential from Chapman University, M.S. in Computer Science from Colorado State University. He has taught most levels of math, but now focuses on AP Computer Science, Mechatronics, and Internship. He has served as a reader for the College Board’s AP Computer Science Exam and also advises Troy's FIRST Robotics team. Mike is the Computer Science Department Chair.
First Sergeant Steve Lyon USMC (Retired) - AA Criminal Justice, BS Public Administration Criminal Justice, MA Business & History. Served 21 years as a Combat Arms and Reconnaissance Marine. He is a meritoriously promoted Drill Instructor of Parris Island fame. He has traveled 43 states and 55 countries of the world. Established NJROTC program at Troy in 1995 and has taught Area Eleven Sail Academy and Area Eleven Leadership Academy for many years. He is involved with Troy's NJROTC competitive teams that consistently succeed at state and national levels.
LT Roger Fronek, US Navy (Retired) – Served 6 years in Germany with 1/54 Infantry as a Chemical Warfare NCO. Attended Fullerton College and Humboldt State University studying business. Joined Navy Reserve in 1993 and trained as an Aviation Electrician on F14 Tomcat aircraft and later on H60 Helicopters. Transitioned to the intelligence field serving with various Navy units including Explosive Ordinance Disposal Group 1 and Commander Pacific Fleet in San Diego, CA. and deployed to Djibouti Africa as a Senior Intelligence analyst for a year. During time in Africa he served as the Liaison to UK Forces in the area, spending time briefing UK Intelligence agencies in London and the British Embassy in Dubai, UAE. In 2009, he commissioned through the Navy LDO program for prior enlisted personnel and retired in March 2016 after 29 years of service. Shore assignments include Executive Officer at Assault Craft Unit 1, Division Officer at Navy Mine Warfare and Foreign Disclosure Officer at Third Fleet Headquarters in San Diego, CA. He also served as the Foreign Disclosure Officer for Africa Command located in Stuttgart, Germany. His sea assignment was aboard USS Halsey as the Intelligence Officer to a Danish Admiral in charge of Task Force 151 for Counter-piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. He also spent 4 years in Afghanistan as a Senior Intelligence Analyst.
In Memoriam - Steve Grack, Computer Science and Business Teacher at Troy for 24 years. Steve made invaluable contributions to the Troy Tech Program during his tenure at Troy. Steve passed away due to illness on June 1, 2019.