Dear DVC Families,
At the conclusion of this 2018-19 school year, there will be two important administrative changes at DVC, as Assistant Principal Adam Eynon and I will both be moving on to other ventures. Adam and his family will be moving to Lake Tahoe, where his wife recently was hired as a Dean at a Community College. While we will all miss Adam tremendously, we are also excited for Adam and his family in this latest venture in their lives.
I will also be transitioning to a new role in the fall, pursuing one of my favorite parts of education– working with and mentoring teachers. I will still be a part of the DaVinci family but will be working with other schools as well in my new role as the Director of the Alder Los Angeles teacher residency program at DaVinci. I am excited to continue to be able to work directly with the Da Vinci community in my new role supporting and training teacher residents that will one day be amazing Da Vinci teachers themselves!
Handing off leadership at DVC was an incredibly difficult decision to make, as we both feel privileged to work with such amazing staff, families, and students who have made the DVC culture what it is today. It has been an honor for Adam and me to see all of our students and alumni grow over the past collective 12 years at Da Vinci as teachers and administrators.
We are also extremely excited to announce after a comprehensive review and selection process involving input from parents, teachers, DVC staff, and Da Vinci Schools leadership, the new principal and assistant principal for DVC for 2019-2020, Erin D’Souza and Andrew Daramola. Principal Erin D’Souza brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role from her many years at the assistant principal at Da Vinci Science and is both excited and honored to be joining the DVC family as principal. Assistant Principal Andrew Daramola will be transitioning out of the classroom at DVC where he was a US History teacher for the last two years. Andrew is graduating from a Master’s program in Education Administration from USC this spring and brings experience as an instructional coach with Teach for America in Philadelphia as well.
We are extremely confident in our school leadership for the upcoming years, We will be working with the new administrative team at DVC to ensure a smooth and successful transition for both staff and students. If you have any questions about the leadership transition, please feel free to reach out to us at school by calling or sending an email.
For more details, please see this letter from our CEO Matt Wunder