Mary P. Ring serves as Executive Director at Da Vinci Schools. She comes to the position with more than 30 years of educational leadership experience including being a former Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Director, Chief of Staff, Assistant SELPA Director and Special Education Director in Wiseburn USD and School Psychologist. She has participated in numerous statewide projects and is an expert in the areas of legal issues, conflict resolution and administrative leadership. In addition to possessing an administrative credential, Mary holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Walden University, is Board Certified in Behavioral Analysis and is a licensed Educational Psychologist. She works diligently with our families, students, staff , and administration in best understanding the unique needs of each of our students, is assisting in building special education programs for students in need of specialized programming and participates in cabinet and leadership meetings for continued excellence in educational programming for students in Da Vinci.
As a former instructor at Loyola Marymount University and CSU programs, Dr. Ring brings a practical instructional approach to our staff in areas of inclusion, alternatives to discipline, intervention models and works closely with community agencies to see that students are integrated in all areas of need and interest. Dr. Ring oversees special education, student services and supports our administrative team at Da Vinci RISE High.