Principals/School Leaders

  • Assistant Principal, Da Vinci Communications

    Andrew Daramola

    Andrew Daramola is proud to serve as the Assistant Principal at Da Vinci Communications. He began at DVC in 2017, teaching World History and...
  • Principal, Da Vinci Communications

    Erin D’Souza

    Erin D’Souza is the Principal of Da Vinci Communications and a founding Da Vinci teacher and school leader. She served as Assistant Principal...
  • 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...
  • Principal, Da Vinci Science

    Grace Long

    Grace Long is the Principal at Da Vinci Science. Prior to joining Da Vinci, Grace has been a public school educator in the area for the past...
  • Principal, Da Vinci Connect TK-8

    Kaitlin Toon

    Kaitlin Toon (she/her) is a founding teacher and Assistant Principal at Da Vinci Connect, and is now thrilled to serve as Connect’s Principal...
  • Assistant Principal, Da Vinci Design

    Kirk Takeyama

    Kirk is an experienced school administrator. During the last six years, he has served as Assistant Principal of Culture and Climate at Bert...
  • Executive Director, Da Vinci Connect TK-College

    Michelle Rainey

    Michelle Rainey has spent the past 25 years in progressive, responsive schools in Southern California. She is currently Executive Director...
  • 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...
  • Assistant Principal, Da Vinci Connect TK-8

    Robin Brown

    Robin Brown (she/her) has been with DV Connect since 2014. Over the last 9 years she has taught in both Core 2 and Core 5. She was born and...
  • Principal, Da Vinci Design

    Russell Stoll

    Russell Stoll is the Principal at Da Vinci Design. He has been a part of the Da Vinci Design family since 2010, first as an academic coach,...
  • Assistant Principal, Da Vinci Science

    Saya Wai

    Saya Wai is the Assistant Principal at Da Vinci Science. She joined DV Science as a teacher in 2015, and previously served as Dean of Students...
  • Principal, Da Vinci Connect High & Rivet with Da Vinci

    Tami Christopher

    Tami has been in education for over 20 years.  She began her career in education as a substitute teacher for LAUSD.  After her time as a...
  • Director, Da Vinci Flex

    Tim Regalado

    Dr. Tim Regalado is the director of Da Vinci Flex, a hybrid independent study program serving high school students who require a more flexible...