Meet Our Principal

For over 18 years Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School has served the Inglewood community. Prioritizing the success of all students, we offer Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) opportunities, A-G-ready coursework, and engaging extracurricular activities. Our teachers and academic counselors are prepared to link students with innovative programs that will prepare them along the path to college.

Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School is more than a school, it’s a safe learning community. All students enjoy an interactive learning environment, rigorous coursework, college tours, and unparalleled academic guidance. This commitment has powered our ongoing track record of sending more students to UCLA than any other school in Inglewood.

La Shawn Allen
Ánimo Inglewood Charter High School
Office Hours: Upon Request, email: [email protected]
La Shawn Allen

Our Team


We care about our students and community, and we are proud to serve all students. 

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First Name Last Name Position
Jorge Aceves Social Science Teacher
La Shawn Allen Principal
Joseph Bianchi Math Teacher
Kaylee Bieraugel English Teacher
Roya Bolouri Science Teacher
Norma Brizuela School Operations Manager
Reyna Casanova Counselor
David Cho Physics and Math Teacher
Araceli Cortez Office Assistant
Sasha Crossman English Teacher
Violeta Duran ELA Teacher
Gabriela Figueroa Temporary Office Assistant
Stephanie Foard Math Teacher
Randy Garcia Physical Education Teacher
Tim Haack History Teacher
Sion Habtemariam Resource Specialist Teacher
Claudia Haro-Contreras Spanish Teacher
LaTroya Holloway Parent Coordinator
Alicia Johnson English Teacher
Lee Jones Campus Aide/Security Guard
Andrew Larkin Chemistry Teacher
Elizabeth Marin Math Teacher
Getsemani Marquez Social Science Teacher
Megan McKellar Assistant Principal
Priscilla Miranda-Sanchez Counselor
Diana Montenegro English Teacher
Romel Nusdorfer English Teacher
Suraiya Prasla English Teacher
Michael Preister Resource Specialist Teacher
Thomas Rice Physics Teacher
Diana Rivera Biology Teacher
Emmanuel Sanchez Math Teacher
Geraldine Silva Spanish Teacher
Johnny To English Teacher
Madeleine Torosian Special Education Teacher
David Tran Math Teacher
Amanda Troolines Art Teacher
Brenda Valadez-Romero Spanish Teacher
Melinda Viren English Teacher
Jinxia Xie Math Teacher