Angelique Gianas | 2019-20

High School Fellow

  • Title: English Teacher
  • School / Organization: Helix Charter High School
  • Grade Level(s): 9-10th
  • Location: La Mesa, CA
Angelique Gianas | 2019-20

Angelique Gianas is an English Teacher at Helix Charter High School in San Diego, California. Her passion lies in creating meaningful relationships with her students and teaching engaging lessons with their interests in mind. Angelique received her BA in English in 2014 and her MA in Teaching in 2019, both from San Diego State University. She was SDSU College of Education's Outstanding Graduate of 2019 for her work at Helix and in the master's program. Angelique founded Helix's competitive esports and casual gaming clubs, which host 60+ students each week. Her dream is to create and teach a Gaming As Literature course to encourage students to explore the literary depth of some of the best video games.

Why did you become a NASEF Scholastic Fellow?

Gaming brings people from all different backgrounds together who, outside of this industry, would likely never cross paths. I see the vast opportunities the Esports world can provide my students, both in education and in their future careers!

What is your favorite game?

Halo: Reach and Zelda: Ocarina of Time