Madera Technical Exploration Center (TEC) is an optional half-day program for 8th Graders in Madera Unified. Students that choose to attend Mad TEC, will still attend their home middle school for half of their day and will come to Madera TEC for either a morning or an afternoon program.
Students in the Agriculture Lab at Madera TEC will receive their English, Science, and Agriculture elective credit while incorporating FFA. The curriculum is designed in a hands-on project-based approach and agriculture is the common theme in all 3 subject areas!
Mr. Felipe Barrientos
Hometown: Salinas, CA
Family: Alyse (Wife), Cheyenne & Michael (Children), 2 rabbits, 2 chickens & 2 dogs
Education: CSU Fresno- B.S. Agriculture Education
CSU Cal Poly- M. of Agriculture Education
Years Teaching: Eleven
Ms. Nicole Knod
Hometown: Fresno, CA
Family: Carolyn (mom), Greg (dad), Whitney and Chelsea (sisters) Cheddar (bearded dragon)
Education: B.A. Mass Communication and Journalism with an emphasis in advertising
Years Teaching: One
Mrs. Linda Tolladay