Christopher Martell joined the UT High School team in 2019 and serves as the department’s Instructional Technology Coordinator. He is a career educator with a passion for designing engaging and equitable learning experiences for child and adult learners. For more than six years, he served as the Science Technology Curriculum Specialist for the Austin Independent School District (AISD). There, Christopher developed innovative professional learning opportunities and instructional technology resources that enhanced teaching and learning for students and fostered community among local science educators. Previously, he worked as a science instructor at O. Henry Middle School and a teaching assistant at UT Austin for several introductory-level science courses. Christopher holds a B.S. in Biology from Indiana University, Bloomington, 4–12 composite science teaching certification, and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership with principal certification from Texas State University. He is also a NAPE (National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity) Certified Educational Equity Coach (CEEC) and independent education consultant. Christopher has presented at local, state, and national conferences including the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference, and the National Summit for Educational Equity (NSEE). He currently resides in Austin, TX with his husband; together, they enjoy traveling, visits to the Alamo Drafthouse, and building with LEGO.