Meet Our Principal

The goal of the Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle school team is to strengthen our community and work hard in making our families partners in their child’s education. This is more important now, as we are facing so many challenges. 

Founded in 2014, Ánimo Ellen Ochoa Charter Middle School has served its local community by providing a student-centered learning environment focused on preparing its youth for success.

It is our mission that all students culminate from AEO, not only ready for the challenges of high school, but ready for the demands of what they will face in college, leadership and life. The work of transforming public education and empowering the community is not done alone. You are an important part in making this a reality for your child, and we eagerly look forward to working with you and your family. 

The road to college starts at AEO, and together we can assure that your child will be successful in middle school and beyond.



Cynthia Ybarra



Office Hours: 8:30a-10a, 3p-5p. Appointment Required.

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
Sunthree Acosta-Salvador English Teacher
Julio Alvarado School Operations Manager
Marcos Alvarez Campus Aide/Security Guard
Dora Archila Counselor
Eric Brito RSP Teacher
Paloma Chaves Clinical Supervisor
Luis Garcia Bautista Community Schools Coordinator
Fabiola Guzman-Lopez Social Science Teacher
Robert Ibarra Math Teacher
Victor Jacobo Math Teacher
Ernesto Leon English Teacher
Jose Limon Math Teacher
Jessica Lopez School Psychologist
Brenda Morales Science Teacher
Deysi Moreira RSP Teacher
Naima Otero Assistant Principal
Cesar Preciado Math Teacher
Gabriela Reyes Parent Coordinator
Erika Rodriguez Social Science Teacher
Evelyn Rodriguez Special Education Teacher
Thomas Roland Math Teacher
Joyce Taylor Social Science Teacher
Michael Vaughan Assistant Principal
Cynthia Ybarra Principal
Steven Zapata English Teacher

Office Hours