leadership2As Value Schools continues to strengthen, this school year has given teachers and administrators the chance to take on wider responsibilities. We value the individual growth of every student at each of our four campuses; and we value the adult leaders at the core of each school community.

For the 2017-2018 school year, several veteran teachers and staffs have been promoted from within, filling seven of eight leadership positions.

Two new Principals

  • Claudia Godlewski (the only leader hired outside the Value Schools network) joins us from her previous position of Principal at St. Joseph School
  • Robert Poyer at University Prep proceeds from his previous position as Vice Principal

Three new Vice Principals

  • Karla Orellana at Downtown Value moves from her previous position as 8th Grade math teacher
  • Laura Diosdado at Central City Value advances from her position as College Counselor
  • Carla Vazquez, at University Prep Value progresses from her position as Director of Special Education

Two new Deans of Students

  • Feager Pertilla at Downtown Value grows from consultant and substitute teacher
  • Vanessa Navarro at University Prep Value moves from her position as Freshman Seminar teacher

Lastly, David Doyle moved from his position as founding Principal at University Prep Value to his new position as CEO of Value Schools where he replaced Gerry Jacoby. Also promoted from within, Ms. Jacoby served as CEO for three years after being the founding principal of Downtown Value School.

Value Schools knows the best teachers of today develop the leaders of tomorrow. We encourage professional growth from within, and actively support those willing to take advantage of leadership opportunities. Our staffs know that by exploring their passions in the classroom, they can simultaneously develop pathways developed to encourage lifelong careers.

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Downtown Value School Downtown Value School 
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: (213) 748-8868
Fax: (213) 742-6684
Everest Value School Everest Value School
668 South Catalina St.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Phone: (213) 487-7736
Fax: (213) 487-7745
Central City Value High School Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
University Prep Value High School University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223