Voices

Meet a Maverick: Rob Zomber, I-Lab Engineer
Mitzi Mock, digital storyteller and videographer


Get to know I-Lab engineer Rob Zomber as he shares reflections on his most “Nueva” class, his favorite cookies, and his dream superpower. 



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Find Your Spot Under the Stairs

I started at Nueva when you were in 10th grade, but we didn’t really know each other. I taught 11th and 12th and to me, you were the group of kids who hung out under the second-floor stairs.

A Rising Generation Seeking to Understand the World

History for me has always been, at root, a lens to view the present as temporary and malleable rather than fixed and timeless. In preparing this speech, I found myself less interested in dispensing wisdom from my own life’s experiences and more drawn to the wisdom that comes from new eyes looking at the world as it should be.

Community

I want you to imagine that it’s a cool August in the year 2017. You lie awake in bed, filled to the brim with burning questions about your new high school, Nueva.

Fifth-Grade Travel Week: A Deep-Dive Into Pueblo Culture

Fifth grader Raya I. shares her reflections on travel week, taking readers through the history of the Pueblo people and the activities and lessons she and her classmates engaged in to better understand their rich culture and heritage. 

Reflections on Riding the Bus

Wondering what it's been like to ride the bus this year? Students share what's been different during the pandemic and what they enjoy most about their bus-riding experience. (Video footage by eighth-grader Tatiola S.)

An Open Letter to My Students in Response to Racist Hate Crimes

As a first-generation Asian immigrant, I have experienced very complicated emotions about the recent news. Every day for the past year, whether I was walking, shopping, or taking out the garbage, anti-Asian news stories have been in my head, reminding me to be careful. I am a mother, teacher, Taiwanese, American, friend, aunt, sister, daughter—but I have never felt my identity as an Asian immigrant so consciously.

Maverick Mickey Shiloh ’06 on the Power of a Nueva Education

From Janet Jackson to Britney Spears to J.Lo, songwriter and recording artist Mickey Shiloh ’06 has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business. Now the CEO of a game-changing record label, Mickey shares how her Nueva education (and the financial awards that made it possible) shaped her life.