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With hands-on processes and projects at the core, Lick-Wilmerding High School Technical Arts teaches at the junction of Design, Engineering, and Craft in service of Connection, Community, and Purpose. Remaining faithful to its century-old history as an innovative institution in the technical arts, LWHS offers a unique collection of shop classes. This required experience is considered an essential part of the school’s mission of developing in young people “qualities of the head, heart, and hands.”  LWHS students learn to work conceptually and physically, moving from theory to practice, in order to bring ideas into the physical world.

Technical Arts department objectives include cross-disciplinary and collaborative learning, skills for engineering, effective problem solving, applied math and science, creative expression, competency in the language of craft and design, and personal empowerment through self-confidence and self-esteem. The school requires all students to take a minimum of four semesters in the Technical Arts. Besides taking Design and Technology (DT1) in the ninth grade, students must choose two other semester-long classes that meet in the shops: Circuits & Electronics - Computing - Furniture Design - Kinetics - Jewelry - Fabrication with Fabric - Wood. All courses can be taken multiple times for credit with the permission of the instructor and when space in the course is available.

Technical Arts Faculty

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  • Photo of Andrew Kleindolph

    Andrew Kleindolph 

    Department Chair, Electronics, Design and Technology Teacher

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  • Photo of Lizzy Brooks

    Lizzy Brooks 

    Computing Teacher, Design and Technology Teacher

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  • Photo of David Clifford

    David Clifford 

    Technical Arts Teacher

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  • Photo of Samu Cortez

    Samu Cortez 

    Tech Arts Teacher & Woodworking and Shop Operations Technician

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  • Photo of Youssou Fall

    Youssou Fall 

    Wood Shop Teacher / Design and Technology Teacher

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  • Photo of Laurel Nathanson

    Laurel Nathanson 

    Wearables Teacher: Jewelry and Textiles

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  • Photo of David Sasson

    David Sasson 

    Interim Creative Code and Design Instructor

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  • Photo of Corey Wolffs

    Corey Wolffs 

    Engineering & Fabrication Instructor

Lick-Wilmerding High School

755 Ocean Avenue | San Francisco, CA 94112 | 415.333.4021
A private school with public purpose, Lick-Wilmerding High School develops the head, heart, and hands of highly motivated students from all walks of life, inspiring them to become lifelong learners who contribute to the world with confidence and compassion.