Meet Our Principal

Dear Ánimo Ralph Bunche Friends,

It is an honor to serve every one of our students and families at Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School (ARB) as Principal. My commitment to this community is rooted in our mission: preparing students for college, leadership and life. As an educator, my priority is to ensure our students have access to high quality education in every classroom as they navigate through their academic journey, leading to higher education. My vision is that every ARB graduate returns to his/her community and becomes an agent of change, leading the way and setting great examples for generations ahead.

I am proud to be a contributor to the Green Dot vision in leading academic reform in South Central Los Angeles. Our team of teachers, administrators, and staff is dedicated to fulfilling this vision. We firmly believe in every student’s potential to succeed and work arduously to ensure we provide the necessary resources and support they need to reach success. Our work, however, is not the only contribution to our students’ triumph; parent participation and involvement in their student’s academic journey is a vital contributor to their achievement.

Dr. Ralph Bunche, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 1950, said, “Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.” My devout commitment to leading Ánimo Ralph Bunche toward another state of excellence is what makes my heart beat. This is my ideal.

Ryan McDonnell
Principal

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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
Andrea Albarran Art Teacher
Iris Aragon Counselor
Jessica Bravo Resource Specialist Teacher
Alexander Carpenter English Teacher
Erika Castaneda-Flores Science Teacher
Eve Chino Rios Office Assistant
Lauren Critchfield Math Teacher
Jorge Dominguez-Cardoza Counselor
Kim Fuentecilla Assistant Principal
Krista Fukuyama Math Teacher
Brian Gonzalez History Teacher
Svetlana Henderson Chemistry Teacher
Sara Hernandez Special Education Aide
Mark Jacobs English Teacher
Crystal Juarez Special Education Teacher
Hannah Kang Math Teacher
Edith Landin ELA Teacher
Mark Lopez Social Science Teacher
Anjali Mahadevia Math Teacher
Leticia Marin Biology Teacher
Karla Martinez School Operations Associate
Ryan McDonnell Principal
Jonathan Mull Math Teacher
Bridgette Navarro Spanish Teacher
Hannah Newaz English Teacher
Jeneffer Osorio Spanish Teacher
Jennifer Page English Teacher
Art Parsanian Math Teacher
Stacy Perez English Teacher
Erik Perez Physics Teacher
Sophia Renteria English Teacher
Julio Reyes Parent Coordinator
Evelyn Rodriguez Resource Specialist Teacher
Pedro Ruvalcaba Spanish Teacher
Mai Setoyama Special Education Teacher
Maria Soto School Operations Manager
Iban Soto Campus Aide/Security Guard
Carly Sprano English Teacher
Luke Swartz Social Science Teacher
Julian Toscano Assistant Principal
Todd Wright Physical Education Teacher