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Meet Our Principal

Ánimo Jackie Robinson isn’t just another high school. It’s a tight-knit community with a college-going culture and high-quality instruction. It’s a launchpad for success where students have access to individualized academic support. Academic coaching, college planning, social-emotional support systems, and career discovery are all part of the Green Dot Model that Ánimo Jackie Robinson offers to all students. Family workshops, after school programs and athletics (including our championship football team) are at the heart of our school community.

When we opened Ánimo Jackie Robinson in 2006, it was in response to the academic and socioemotional needs of our community. We connect students with academic opportunities such as dual enrollment: take college classes during high school! We encourage anyone to come and visit our school, get to know our community and join the family.In our brief history, we have been able to establish an authentic, family environment, where students and adults feel that they are part of a community aimed at nurturing their success. 

AJR offers a comprehensive college-preparatory academic program. All students are enrolled in courses that meet the A-G requirements for the California State University/University of California college systems. We also offer a comprehensive Special Education program and a substantial intervention program for struggling learners. We pride ourselves on the fact that we have established a safe, nurturing yet challenging, academic environment for all students, especially our students with special needs, who have been able to succeed academically throughout our history, including being accepted at and enrolling in California State universities and local community colleges.

As Principal of Animo Jackie Robinson for more than ten years, I am both proud and humbled by the accomplishments of our students and teachers. I encourage anyone to come and visit our school, get to know our community and join the family. As all our alumni state with pride: “Once a Monarch, always a Monarch!”

 As all our alumni state with pride: “Once a Monarch, always a Monarch!”

Kristin Botello, Principal

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Name Title
Amador, Nancy Special Ed Paraprofessional
Apostolakis, Christina Assistant Principal
Arauz, Vania Spanish Teacher
Beteran, Edy Spanish Teacher
Botello, Kristin Principal
Briones, Jazmin Parent Coordinator
Bryant, Joseph Social Studies Teacher
Canonigo, Christina English Teacher
Cisneros, James Social Studies Teacher
Cueva, Lorinda Math Teacher
Davis, Kristen Special Education Teacher
Esquivel, Jose Math Teacher
Flores, Nancy Assistant Principal
Fossler, Jonathan Science Teacher
Gama, Erwin Math Teacher
Garcia, Armando English Teacher
Gomez, Julie Counselor
Hernandez, Bryan English Teacher
Hernandez, Erik English Teacher
Hernandez, Eunice Special Ed Paraprofessional
Higgins, Jacob PE Teacher
Jones, Paul Student Support Specialist
Kopera, Rachel Art/Drama Teacher
Laguna, Raquel English Teacher
Livingston, Diana Clinical Supervisor
Logan, Daveon College Success Advisor
Long, John Science Teacher
Lopez, Jesica Office Assistant
Lopez, Samantha Math Teacher
Lopez, Luis Social Studies Teacher
Lovo, Xavier Counselor
Manua, Ina Mae Special Education Teacher
McClendon, Jamila Office Assistant
Muniz, Liz Psychologist
Perez, Edgar High Intensity Tutor
Pinto, Brianna Special Ed Paraprofessional
Pozo, Maria Special Education Teacher
Rabanales-Reyes, Zeida Math Teacher
Ramos, Carlos English Teacher
Richards, Joseph Special Education Teacher
Rioseco, Olivia Science Teacher
Rivera, Analisa Special Ed Paraprofessional
Rodriguez, Fatima Math Teacher
Rosado, Hilary Bilingual Paraprofessional
Saldana, Maritza Social Studies Teacher
Simental, Stacy Science Teacher
Sosa, Sarai Bilingual Paraprofessional
Sosa, Milton School Operations Manager
Tevaga, Mavis Special Education Teacher
Name Title
Apostolakis, Christina Assistant Principal
Botello, Kristin Principal
Briones, Jazmin Parent Coordinator
Flores, Nancy Assistant Principal
Jones, Paul Student Support Specialist
Logan, Daveon College Success Advisor
Lopez, Jesica Office Assistant
McClendon, Jamila Office Assistant
Perez, Edgar High Intensity Tutor
Sosa, Milton School Operations Manager
Zaragoza, David School Culture Associate
Name Title
Arauz, Vania Spanish Teacher
Beteran, Edy Spanish Teacher
Bryant, Joseph Social Studies Teacher
Canonigo, Christina English Teacher
Cisneros, James Social Studies Teacher
Cueva, Lorinda Math Teacher
Davis, Kristen Special Education Teacher
Esquivel, Jose Math Teacher
Fossler, Jonathan Science Teacher
Gama, Erwin Math Teacher
Garcia, Armando English Teacher
Hernandez, Bryan English Teacher
Hernandez, Erik English Teacher
Higgins, Jacob PE Teacher
Kopera, Rachel Art/Drama Teacher
Laguna, Raquel English Teacher
Long, John Science Teacher
Lopez, Samantha Math Teacher
Lopez, Luis Social Studies Teacher
Manua, Ina Mae Special Education Teacher
Pozo, Maria Special Education Teacher
Rabanales-Reyes, Zeida Math Teacher
Ramos, Carlos English Teacher
Richards, Joseph Special Education Teacher
Rioseco, Olivia Science Teacher
Rodriguez, Fatima Math Teacher
Saldana, Maritza Social Studies Teacher
Simental, Stacy Science Teacher
Tevaga, Mavis Special Education Teacher
Vita, Kiese English Teacher
Vivanco, Elvira Social Studies Teacher
Name Title
Amador, Nancy Special Ed Paraprofessional
Gomez, Julie Counselor
Hernandez, Eunice Special Ed Paraprofessional
Livingston, Diana Clinical Supervisor
Lovo, Xavier Counselor
Muniz, Liz Psychologist
Pinto, Brianna Special Ed Paraprofessional
Rivera, Analisa Special Ed Paraprofessional
Rosado, Hilary Bilingual Paraprofessional
Sosa, Sarai Bilingual Paraprofessional
Vasquez, Vanessa School Mental Health Therapist
Wiegand, Rachel Psychologist
Name Title
Amador, Nancy Special Ed Paraprofessional
Apostolakis, Christina Assistant Principal
Arauz, Vania Spanish Teacher
Beteran, Edy Spanish Teacher
Botello, Kristin Principal
Briones, Jazmin Parent Coordinator
Bryant, Joseph Social Studies Teacher
Canonigo, Christina English Teacher
Cisneros, James Social Studies Teacher
Cueva, Lorinda Math Teacher
Davis, Kristen Special Education Teacher
Esquivel, Jose Math Teacher
Flores, Nancy Assistant Principal
Fossler, Jonathan Science Teacher
Gama, Erwin Math Teacher
Garcia, Armando English Teacher
Gomez, Julie Counselor
Hernandez, Bryan English Teacher
Hernandez, Erik English Teacher
Hernandez, Eunice Special Ed Paraprofessional
Higgins, Jacob PE Teacher
Jones, Paul Student Support Specialist
Kopera, Rachel Art/Drama Teacher
Laguna, Raquel English Teacher
Livingston, Diana Clinical Supervisor
Logan, Daveon College Success Advisor
Long, John Science Teacher
Lopez, Jesica Office Assistant
Lopez, Samantha Math Teacher
Lopez, Luis Social Studies Teacher
Lovo, Xavier Counselor
Manua, Ina Mae Special Education Teacher
McClendon, Jamila Office Assistant
Muniz, Liz Psychologist
Perez, Edgar High Intensity Tutor
Pinto, Brianna Special Ed Paraprofessional
Pozo, Maria Special Education Teacher
Rabanales-Reyes, Zeida Math Teacher
Ramos, Carlos English Teacher
Richards, Joseph Special Education Teacher
Rioseco, Olivia Science Teacher
Rivera, Analisa Special Ed Paraprofessional
Rodriguez, Fatima Math Teacher
Rosado, Hilary Bilingual Paraprofessional
Saldana, Maritza Social Studies Teacher
Simental, Stacy Science Teacher
Sosa, Sarai Bilingual Paraprofessional
Sosa, Milton School Operations Manager
Tevaga, Mavis Special Education Teacher

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