Our Team

We care about our students and community,
and we are proud to serve ALL.

Meet Our Principal

Welcome to Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School! As part of Green Dot Public Schools, we strive to provide a quality education and prepare all students for college, leadership, and life. Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter Middle School is a free, public charter middle school. We proudly serve the Watts and surrounding community, providing high-quality, college-ready education.

Ánimo James B. Taylor is one of Green Dot’s leading middle schools. Founded in 2013, we pride ourselves on building a culture and environment that embodies and symbolizes the feeling of “family” and believe that “greatness” lives within our campus walls. Students know and feel that their teachers care, and the community at large works seamlessly with teachers and staff to promote growth and success. The Ánimo James B. Taylor family is TeamStrong, and we are interested in showing you just what “greatness” can be.

Whether you’re a parent looking for a new school for your child, a community member, or an educator looking for a great school to work with, we are eager to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions you have.

Sincerely,

Tiana Diggs

Principal

[email protected]

Office Hours: 7a-10a, 3p-5p

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Staff Directory

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  • Admin

  • Teachers

  • Counselors

  • Classified Staff
First Name Last Name Position
Daniela Cobb Special Education Teacher
Talea Doty Math Teacher
Jacqueline Realegeno Special Education Teacher
Joseph Azzam Math Teacher
Aneesa Mateen Special Education Teacher
Daniel Chapple Math Teacher
LaShawnae Smith English Teacher
Raul Jimenez Math Teacher
Kevin Rosario English Teacher
Sidra Masood Social Science Teacher
Lesly Fuentes English Teacher
Jeremy Pang Social Science Teacher
Kristine Akers English Teacher
Guadalupe Duran English Teacher
Aaron Carr Math Teacher
Todd Anderson English Teacher
Cindy Palacios Science Teacher
Krystal Braxton English Teacher
Roxana Chavez Science Teacher
Vanessa Acosta Social Science Teacher
Tyrone Foster Science Teacher
Kevin Wason Social Science Teacher
Sara Hull Science Teacher
Daisy Ledezma Math Teacher
Samuel Ginder Math Teacher
Tiana Diggs Principal
Naomi Yokota Assistant Principal
Lori Givens Assistant Principal
Christian Lopez Counselor
Stephanie Wortham Counselor
Derek Lopez School Operations Manager
Jessica Jimenez-Proa School Operations Associate
Josefina Ruiz Office Assistant
Sheila Van Demier Community Schools Coordinator
Jose Gonzalez Student Support Specialist
Jimesa Coxsey School Psychologist
Daisy Orduna Clinical Therapist MSW PPSC
First Name Last Name Position
Tiana Diggs Principal
Naomi Yokota Assistant Principal
Lori Givens Assistant Principal
Derek Lopez School Operations Manager
Jessica Jimenez-Proa School Operations Associate
Josefina Ruiz Office Assistant
Sheila Van Demier Community Schools Coordinator
Jose Gonzalez Student Support Specialist
First Name Last Name Position
Daniela Cobb Special Education Teacher
Talea Doty Math Teacher
Jacqueline Realegeno Special Education Teacher
Joseph Azzam Math Teacher
Aneesa Mateen Special Education Teacher
Daniel Chapple Math Teacher
LaShawnae Smith English Teacher
Raul Jimenez Math Teacher
Kevin Rosario English Teacher
Sidra Masood Social Science Teacher
Lesly Fuentes English Teacher
Jeremy Pang Social Science Teacher
Kristine Akers English Teacher
Guadalupe Duran English Teacher
Aaron Carr Math Teacher
Todd Anderson English Teacher
Cindy Palacios Science Teacher
Krystal Braxton English Teacher
Roxana Chavez Science Teacher
Vanessa Acosta Social Science Teacher
Tyrone Foster Science Teacher
Kevin Wason Social Science Teacher
Sara Hull Science Teacher
Daisy Ledezma Math Teacher
Samuel Ginder Math Teacher
First Name Last Name Position
Christian Lopez Counselor
Stephanie Wortham Counselor
Jimesa Coxsey School Psychologist
Daisy Orduna Clinical Therapist MSW PPSC
First Name Last Name Position
Daniela Cobb Special Education Teacher
Talea Doty Math Teacher
Jacqueline Realegeno Special Education Teacher
Joseph Azzam Math Teacher
Aneesa Mateen Special Education Teacher
Daniel Chapple Math Teacher
LaShawnae Smith English Teacher
Raul Jimenez Math Teacher
Kevin Rosario English Teacher
Sidra Masood Social Science Teacher
Lesly Fuentes English Teacher
Jeremy Pang Social Science Teacher
Kristine Akers English Teacher
Guadalupe Duran English Teacher
Aaron Carr Math Teacher
Todd Anderson English Teacher
Cindy Palacios Science Teacher
Krystal Braxton English Teacher
Roxana Chavez Science Teacher
Vanessa Acosta Social Science Teacher
Tyrone Foster Science Teacher
Kevin Wason Social Science Teacher
Sara Hull Science Teacher
Daisy Ledezma Math Teacher
Samuel Ginder Math Teacher
Tiana Diggs Principal
Naomi Yokota Assistant Principal
Lori Givens Assistant Principal
Christian Lopez Counselor
Stephanie Wortham Counselor
Derek Lopez School Operations Manager
Jessica Jimenez-Proa School Operations Associate
Josefina Ruiz Office Assistant
Sheila Van Demier Community Schools Coordinator
Jose Gonzalez Student Support Specialist
Jimesa Coxsey School Psychologist
Daisy Orduna Clinical Therapist MSW PPSC

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