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


Hometown:  Madera, CA
Family: Mitch and Ben (Sons), Mom &  Pets (Sparta & Grim)
Education: Fresno State- B.A. in Environmental Biology w/ Minors in Geology & Anthropology
                     Moss Landing Marine Laboratories- M.A. in Marine Sciences
Years Teaching: 37

Madera South High School - 705 West Pecan Ave - Madera, Ca 93637 - (559) 675-4450