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Welcome to Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School! 


Our school is committed to changing the landscape of public education so that every child can be successful in college, leadership, and life. We proudly serve the Florence-Firestone neighborhood and surrounding communities, providing free, high quality, college-prep education. Whether you are a parent looking for a small school with a culture of learning for your child, or a community member looking to help change lives through education, we are eager to work with you.


Brian Reed


Animo Pat Brown

Our Team

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

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Staff Directory

First Name Last Name Position
Aida Avila-Rubio School Operations Manager
Milena Velasquez English Teacher
Sadoc Caraballo Assistant Principal
Raul Cervantes Instructional Aide
Javier Chavez Resource Specialist Teacher
Kyle Cieply Physical Education Teacher
Kenia Cruz College Success Advisor
Robert Daniell Physics Teacher
Madeline Edelman Assistant Principal
Gillian Gamboa Math Teacher
Ashley Garcia Math Teacher
Amanda Garcia English Teacher
Elizabeth Gutierrez 12th Grade Counselor
Guadalupe Hernandez Resource Specialist Teacher
Edward Hinojosa Social Science Teacher
Yun Jang Social Science Teacher
Moses Kulee 9th & 10th Grade Counselor
Uriah Lee English Teacher
Johnny Vallejos School Operations
Melissa Martucci Chemistry Teacher
Guadalupe Medina Instructional Aide
Ariadna Molina Spanish Teacher
Frida Morales Computer Science Teacher
Janet Navarro Student Support Specialist
Noel Nevarez Rodriguez English Teacher
Tracy Ohara Biology Teacher
Judith Peinado-Plasencia Psychologist
Jessica Pelayo English Teacher
Michael Perez-Palapa Tutor
Mario Salazar Student Support and Operations Associate
Miguel Sandoval De La Torre History Teacher
Ashley Santizo Science Teacher
Luz Segovia Mental Health Supervisor
Tia Scott 11th Grade Counselor
Lauren Shiokari Math Teacher
Joel Snyder Social Studies Teacher
Brian Thomas-Reed Principal
Aaron Veek Math Teacher
Madison Wakita English Teacher
Jenny Wu Resource Specialist Teacher
Magdalena Montero Parent Coordinator

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