Mr. Jose Diaz - AP Music Theory, IB Music
Jose Diaz has been the director at San Diego High for the past 6 years. Mr. Diaz has taught music within SDUSD for almost a decade and has 17 years of teaching experience. Mr. Diaz earned his Bachelor of Music Ed. and MMed. from the University of Southern California. While at USC Mr. Diaz studied Trumpet under Roy Poper (Oberlin College) a student of James Stamp. In addition to his educational duties Mr. Diaz has served over 8 years as a member of the California National and currently serves as a Lieutenant within the 1-143rd FA Battalion.
Mrs. Kayla Rodgers - Advanced Orchestra, Beginning Orchestra, Chamber Choir & Concert Choir
Kayla Rodgers returns San Diego High School Music staff as the Orchestra and Choral Director. Mrs. Rodgers earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, Colorado) where she had the opportunity to study under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Mayne and Dr. Kenneth Singleton. While at UNCO, Mrs. Rodgers also had the opportunity to study percussion under the guidance of Gray Barrier. She studied clarinet under the guidance of Paul Dods.
Mrs. Rodgers’ duties at San Diego include advanced orchestra, beginning orchestra, chamber choir and concert choir.
Mrs. Rodgers' professional affiliations include the California Music Educators Association, the Colorado Music Educators Association, the Percussive Arts Society, and the American Orff Schulwerk Association. She currently resides in Spring Valley, California with her husband, daughter, two cats and can be seen performing with the San Diego Chorus under the direction of Kathleen Hansen and the Pomerado Community Band under the direction of Dean Hickman.