Leo Florendo
Freestyle Academy, MVLA UHSD

Leo Florendo

Program Coordinator and Digital Media Teacher
(he/him)

Mountain View, California

Besides teaching for KCI at FC, Leo Florendo is also the Program Coordinator & Systems Admin at Freestyle Academy since 2006. Prior to Freestyle Academy, Leo worked at Los Altos High School from 1997-2006 teaching Physics, AP Physics, Algebra II and Pre-Engineering. In addition to these classes, Leo was the Robotics Team Faculty Advisor, Marching Band Head Visual Instructor/Drill Designer, Site Technology Coordinator, Webmaster and team teacher in the Pre-Engineering program. While not teaching at Los Altos, Leo served as the Program Manager in the Collaborative of Higher Education Summer Internship Program at NASA Ames Research Center. Leo is a UCSC Banana Slug alumni with a BA in Physics and Math and also an SJSU alumni with a MA in Instructional Technology. Leo is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer where he served for 4 years in the Kingdom of Tonga from 1989-1992 as a Science, Math, English and Music Teacher. He taught English Conversation in Kure, Japan from 1993-1996.

Instructor Alumni

  • MERIT
  • FAME

Instructor Certificates

Instructor Micro-Certifications

Instructional Levels

  • High School (9-12)

Speciality Content Areas

  • Blended learning
  • Makerspace
  • Online learning
  • STEAM Integration
  • Tech Integration