Meet Our Principal

Dear Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo (ODLHÁ) Charter High School Community,

It is an honor to serve as principal of such a passionate and giving community. ODLHÁ is committed to serving each student by driving our mission of preparing all students for college, leadership, and life and providing the support necessary for students to feel safe and cared for by each one of our team members on campus. We are proud to continue to highlight that our school is among the top 10% of high schools as published by the U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools Ranking.

Our attitude of resilience is an integral characteristic of each one of our stakeholders – students, parents, staff, community partners. We will continue to strive regardless of the obstacles. The ODLHÁ family continues to come together to ensure our students receive the best education.  

With gratitude,

Robert Pambello


Robert Pambello

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
Angel Aleman School Operations Manager
Joseph Anderson Biology Teacher
Nancy Andrade Math Teacher
Terry Brooks College Readiness Teacher
Victoria Canon Community Schools Coordinator
Marina Capetillo Special Education Teacher
Jessica Cervantes-Hernandez Counselor
Marinela Cortez Chemistry Teacher
Chelsea Dhanraj Ethnic Studies Teacher/Art
Daisy Diaz Math Teacher
Elvia Espinoza Alvarado Assistant Principal
Reyna Estrada Sanchez Bilingual Aide
Sarah Flores English Teacher
Veronica Galang Physics Teacher
Martha Gladin English Teacher
Eric Gofen Math Teacher
Nancy Gonzalez Castorena Bilingual Aide
Gloria Guevara Counselor
Wonhee Jung Math Teacher
Kim Kawaratani College Readiness Teacher
Tisha Langley Mental Health Services Supervisor
Mario Lopez Student Support Specialist
Diana Marin-Isaac Special Education Teacher
Eligio Navarrete English Teacher
Jessica Navarro Counselor
Sandra Ochoa-Rivera Spanish Teacher
Robert Pambello Principal
Sarah Perales English Teacher
Juan Perez Spanish Teacher
Mariano Perez School Psychologist
Yvonne Pruitt Social Science Teacher
Rebeca Renteria School Operations Associate
Jose Salas Math Teacher
Kris Sandeen-Barboza Biology Teacher
Perry Shields English Teacher
Ryan Smith Social Science Teacher
Monica Tello Resource Specialist Teacher
Quintan Valles English Teacher
Agustin Vecino Assistant Principal
Marlon Venegas Physical Education Teacher
Albert Vidal Campus Aide/Security Guard
Manuel Zarate English Teacher
Yuhao Zhong Special Education Teacher