DV RISE High

  • Behavior Interventionist, Da Vinci RISE High

    Anthony Gay

    Anthony Gay was born and raised in Los Angeles California. Anthony is an energetic, hardworking, dependable and flexible person. who is extremely...
  • Office Manager, Da Vinci RISE High @ APCH

    Ashley Oku

    Ashley Oku is currently the Office Manager at the APCH campus and first started at RISE as an Academic Coach during the 2018-2019 school year....
  • Attendance & Enrollment Coordinator, Da Vinci RISE High

    Christian Navarro

    I was born and raised in Los Angeles. As a Hawthorne native I’ve always wanted to contribute and give back to the community. Having attended...
  • Assistant Principal, Da Vinci RISE High

    Edith Funes

    Edith Funes, M.Ed., joins our RISE family as our Assistant Principal. Edith is a veteran educator with over 15 years of teaching and administrative...
  • Humanities, Da Vinci RISE High

    Edward Gray

    Ed Gray is currently teaching Humanities at Da Vinci RISE and has been a teacher for more than twenty years. Ed originally hails from the Boston...
  • Executive Director, Da Vinci RISE High

    Erin Whalen

    Erin Whalen, born and raised in Los Angeles, California serves as Da Vinci RISE High’s Executive Director. Born into a proud Black, Chicano...
  • STEM, Da Vinci RISE High @ New Earth

    Ivonne Alarcon

    Ivonne Alarcon is the new STEM Teacher at RISE-New Earth in Culver City and a South Los Angeles native. Her parents immigrated from Mexico...
  • Academic Coach, Da Vinci RISE High @ New Earth

    Jimmy Castaneda

    Jimmy Castaneda just started as the Academic Coach at the New Earth campus. He will be supporting STEM and humanities students for the 2020/2021...
  • Education Specialist, Da Vinci RISE High @ APCH

    Kim Harmon

    Kim Harmon is the Education Specialist at the Da Vinci RISE High APCH campus. Kim is a Special Educator with 10 years of experience teaching...
  • Social Studies, Da Vinci RISE High

    Mario Sazo

    Mario Sazo is a travelling Social Studies Teacher for Da Vinci RISE High. Mario studied Government and International Relations at San Francisco...
  • Principal, Da Vinci RISE High

    Naomi Lara

    Naomi Lara joined  Da Vinci RISE High as a math teacher in 2018 and became an assistant principal in 2021. As Assistant Principal, Naomi supported...
  • Lead Behavior Interventionist, Da Vinci RISE High @ APCH

    Scott James

    Scott James grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and came to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue his dreams of playing pro basketball/football. His plan got...
  • Office Manager, Da Vinci RISE High @ Richstone

    Shaila Smith