Meet Our Principal


The Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School faculty and staff are excited to work with you as we provide high quality, rigorous, challenging and relevant instruction for your children. Ánimo South Los Angeles teachers seek to empower students to develop a passion for lifelong learning and nurture them by engaging their intellect, natural curiosity while preparing all students for meaningful post-secondary opportunities. 

We seek to instill not only the objectives and skills specified by Common Core Standards, but develop student competence and motivation that will enrich each life. Our daily work together includes creating a safe and supportive environment in which all learners can pursue academic and social learning experiences and fulfill their unique potentials.

Ánimo South Los Angeles Charter High School is the community’s school. We value and celebrate diversity, as well as the unique talents of each and every student. A strong relationship between the school, the student, and the home will maximize the educational experience for each and every child we educate.

Nyesha Philpot

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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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Name Title
Arbuckle, Ashley English 11/ERWC
Alvarez, Rocio Academic Success 9/Algebra 2
Brown, Shae School Operations Manager
Burnette, Chanti English 9
Campbell, Clifford Drama/PSG
Carrillo, Joanna Literacy Enrichment/Sheltered ELA 9
Chatterjee, Suparna Chemistry/Environmental Science
Martin, Andrea Academic Success 11/Algebra 2 SDP
Christmas, Shenieth California History/ Government/ Economics
Botticelli, Matthew ELA 10/Lit. Int
Fernandez, Lydia Counselor
Flynn, Jameelah Physical Education Teacher
Gaytan, Julia Math Support/Algebra 1
Price, Amy Assistant Principal
Harpole, Alexandria Counselor
Hau Ku, Rocio Office Assistant
Heuisler, William Chican@/Afro-Amer Studies
Kane, Justine Academic Success 10/English 10
King, LaTonya Security
Kintaudi, Sammy Security
Kottoor, Samuel Algebra II
Leal, Erika Resource Specialist Teacher
Saldivar, Nico School Psychologist
Pena, Hector Computer Science
Ndoley, Mashidu Spanish 3N/AP Spanish Lit/AP Spanish Lang
O'Kane, Stephen English 9 / English 11
Ocampo, Ivan U.S History/AP U.S. History
Ojetunde, Emily Geometry/Geometry Honors
Assistant Principal
Philpot, Nyesha Principal
Ramos, Bill Algebra 1/Geometry
Sanchez, Edgar Parent Coordinator
Parker, Johnny English 10 /Composition 9
Sigala-Jaramillo, Waldo Spanish 2N/Spanish 2NN
Simpson, DeLaina CR10/CR12
Starr, Erin World History/AP World History
Stevenson, Dustin English 10/Creative Writing/Advanced Composition
Thorne, Nick Physics
Trinh, Sean Math Support/Algebra 1/Algebra 1 Honors
Whipple, Ashley Anatomy-Physiology & APEX
Wong, Michelle Anatomy-Physiology & Environmental Science
Torres, Raymund Pre-Calculus/Calculus/Statistics
Phan, Hoa Art
Sandville, Rozalyn Student Support Specialist
Poz, Stephanie College Success Advisor