DVS

  • Engineering & Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Da Vinci Science

    Aaron Tostado

    As a native of Southern California, Aaron Tostado can’t help but root for the Dodgers and Lakers. However, his hobbies are not limited...
  • Biology, Da Vinci Science

    Alex Creencia

    Alex Creencia is excited to be a part of the Season 12 staff at Da Vinci Science. She is both passionate and committed to using biology as...
  • Social Studies, Da Vinci RISE High

    Ali Landeros

    Ali Landeros is Da Vinci RISE High’s Social Science teacher, and is also a founding member of the RISE High Staff. Ali joined RISE in 2016...
  • Spanish 3 & College Spanish, Da Vinci Science

    Amy Sy

    Amy Sy has been teaching Spanish at Da Vinci since 2011. Originally from New Hampshire, she found her passion for language in high school where...
  • Administrative Services Manager/Registrar, Da Vinci Science

    Brittany Alvarez

    Brittany is so excited to be working at Da Vinci. She’s been working at Da Vinci Science since 2012. She was first an Academic Coach working...
  • Counselor, Da Vinci Science

    Carolyn Ruiz

    Carolyn Ruiz is honored to be part of students’ journeys as a social emotional counselor. Prior to joining the Da Vinci family, she worked...
  • School Counselor, Da Vinci Science

    Corinne Valle

    Corinne Valle was born and raised in the South Bay. She has worked in education in different capacities for 11 years prior to joining the Da...
  • Government & Economics, Da Vinci Science

    Elena McBee

    Elena McBee is a South Bay native who joined the Da Vinci Science family in 2016 to teach 12th grade Government & Economics and advise...
  • Spanish 2, Da Vinci Science

    Erika Magaña

    Erika Magaña was born in Mexico City and raised in Southern California. She began teaching at Da Vinci Science in 2013. She completed her...
  • Assistant Principal, Da Vinci Science & Coordinator of Independent Study

    Grace Long

    Grace Long is the Assistant Principal at Da Vinci Science and Coordinator of  Independent Study. Prior to joining Da Vinci, Grace has been...
  • Physics, Da Vinci Science & Da Vinci Remote

    Jamie Taube

    Jamie Taube has been the Physics teacher at Da Vinci Science since 2013. She grew up in Santa Barbara, California and competed on the volleyball...
  • PLTW Human Body Systems & Psychology, Da Vinci Science

    Jay Besina

    Jay Besina has been a member of the all-star staff at Da Vinci Science since 2011 and teaches Psychology and PLTW Human Body Systems. He is...
  • Algebra 1, Da Vinci Science & Da Vinci Remote

    Jeannine Liang

    Jeannine Liang has been the Algebra 1 teacher at Da Vinci Science since 2016. Born and raised in Southern California, she competed on tennis...
  • English 9, Da Vinci Science

    Jessica Snyder

    Jessi Snyder joined the Da Vinci Science team in 2020. She has always had a passion for language, literature, and linguistics. She has traveled...
  • World History, Da Vinci Science

    Julie Ichiroku

    Julie Ichiroku has been a proud member of the Da Vinci Science family since 2011. Prior to being adopted by the Da Vinci family, she spent...
  • Engineering, Da Vinci Science

    Kat Ramos

    Kat Ramos has been a member of the Da Vinci team since 2011. Originally from Minnesota, Kat moved to California in 2006 to teach math. After...
  • Calculus & College Calculus, Da Vinci Science

    Katie Kondo

    A Southern California native, Katie earned her Bachelor’s in Pure Mathematics at UC Berkeley and Master’s in Education at UCLA....
  • College Writing, Da Vinci Science & Da Vinci Remote

    Ray Perez

    Ray has worked in education as a Spanish teacher and school counselor. He started his career in Washington, D.C., serving in the D.C. Public...
  • Geometry, Da Vinci Science

    Sam Kurczek

    Sam Kurczek has been the Geometry teacher at Da Vinci Science since 2016. He grew up in Geneva, Illinois, and for a while the largest body...
  • Principles of Biomedical Science & Medical Interventions, Da Vinci Science

    Saya Wai

    Saya Wai has been teaching at Da Vinci Science since 2015. She was originally born and raised in Indiana, moved to California to earn a B.S....
  • Principal, Da Vinci Science

    Steve Wallis

    Steve Wallis is the Principal of Da Vinci Science and a co-founder of Da Vinci Schools. Steve is credentialed in physics, biology and chemistry...
  • English 9, Da Vinci Science

    Travis Wimer

    Mr. Wimer’s teaching philosophy sure has changed these past eight years, and so has the world. He understands that the world is complex and...
  • English 10, Da Vinci Science

    Wendy Cha

    Because of three fuzzy years spent in South Korea, Wendy Cha isn’t quite a California native but considers herself one. Before Wendy...
  • Resource, Da Vinci Science

    Yamara Barba

    Yamara Barba is honored to be a part of the Da Vinci Science family. She is a Hawthorne native and enjoys taking her dog out for walks in the...