Meet Our Principal



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
Daniel Abner Student Support Specialist
Arisbeth Aquino Student Support and Operations Associate
Aida Avila-Rubio School Operations Manager
Milena Beliso English Teacher
Michael Bordagaray Math Teacher
Sadoc Caraballo Assistant Principal
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
Amanda Garcia English Teacher
Elizabeth Gutierrez 10th and 11th Grade Counselor
Edward Hinojosa Social Science Teacher
Yun Jang Social Science Teacher
Moses Kulee 9th Grade Counselor
Uriah Lee English Teacher
Christine Mendez Office Assistant
Andrew Mendoza Math Teacher
Ariadna Molina Spanish Teacher
Frida Morales Computer Science Teacher
Noel Nevarez Rodriguez English Teacher
Lezeta Ocampo Parent Coordinator
Tracy Ohara Biology Teacher
Leticia Oregel-Reyes 12th Grade Counselor
Judith Peinado-Plasencia Psychologist
Jessica Pelayo English Teacher
Nathaniel Pickering English Teacher
Hilda Ramos Perez Math Teacher
Melissa Roselman Chemistry Teacher
Miguel Sandoval De La Torre History Teacher
Lauren Shiokari Math Teacher
Joel Snyder Social Studies Teacher
Brian Thomas-Reed Principal
Vanessa Vasquez Menthal Health Therapist
Aaron Veek Math Teacher
Madison Wakita English Teacher
Jenny Wu Resource Specialist Teacher

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