Value Schools Leadership

David Doyle
CEO of Value Schools
Mr. David Doyle began his teaching career as a journalism teacher in 1984 when he joined Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California. He took the role of Vice Principal at Notre Dame in 1989, and Principal in 1991. During his Principalship, Mr. Doyle implemented a student-centered curriculum based on Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences and Fr. Basil Moreau’s philosophy of educating the “hearts and minds” of students, and earned the school an Excellence in Education Award from the U.S. Department of Education. In 1997 Mr. Doyle left Notre Dame High School for an academic counseling position at Crespi High School in Encino, California, changing the educational approach there as he did at Notre Dame. In 2003, Dr. Jerome Porath, Value Schools founder and former Superintendent of Catholic Schools in Los Angeles, hired Mr. Doyle as Values Schools’ first high school Principal. In 2014, Mr. Doyle left Central City Value to lead Value Schools’ second and newly-chartered University Prep Value High School. In 2017, Mr. Doyle was hired by the Board of Directors of Value Schools to his current position as President and CEO. Mr. Doyle received his B.A. in American Studies from University of Notre Dame in 1984, and a M.A. of Education from University of San Francisco in 1995.
Rhonda Hoffarth
Value Schools CFO
Rhonda Hoffarth has been a senior executive with broad business acumen and multi-discipline experience in small- to mid-size ($10M to $500M) companies for many years. Blending strategic focus with management execution, Ms. Hofarth helped companies maintain their competitive advantage, mitigate corporate risk and grow four-fold. Ms. Hoffarth capitalized on learning agility which has allowed her to take on new, never-before-experienced challenges and successfully manage Value Schools' success.
Ana Chavez
Chief of Operations and Compliance
Ms. Chavez brings a lifetime of experience to the role of Chief of Operations and Compliance at Value Schools. Ms. Chavez began working with Value Schools In 2005 as a 7th grade Math and Science teacher. She was promoted to Assistant Principal in 2017 and took the role of Principal in 2012. In those roles, Ms. Chavez worked collaboratively with teachers, staff, administrators and parents to ensure that students at Downtown Value School were academic achievers, goal seekers, respectful scholars, and global citizens. From 2017-2019, Ms. Chavez held the role of Attendance Specialist and helped raise ADA considerably and secure over $100,000 in additional educational funding for our schools each year.  With a BS in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), an MA in Education and Administrative Credential from the California State University, Sacramento, Ms. Chavez has supported students throughout her career. She began as a math and science teacher for Soledad Enrichment Action (S.E.A) Charter School in 1999. As a lead teacher and academic counselor, she led a team ensuring the safety and education of at-risk female students in the juvenile justice system.  Ms. Chavez immigrated to the United States in 1986 from El Salvador at the age of ten. She attended Magnolia Elementary School, Berendo Middle School, and Los Angeles High School. Her work with children in inner-city schools has been and continues to be her passion as she strives to remain knowledgeable about community and education issues that affect students and their families. 
Jose Esquivel
Technology Systems Director
Jose Esquivel was born in Mexico in the state of Durango and came to the United States in 1992 when he was 17 years old. He first became involved with the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) in 1994 through the day laborer organizing project in Pasadena, CA, and was one of the day laborers who stood on the corners seeking jobs. Through this initial contact, he became aware of the root causes of poverty and consequently why thousands of young people like himself, leave their families behind. Being an immigrant and former day laborer, Mr. Esquivel considers himself a product of IDEPSCA's self-development philosophy. He started teaching Spanish literacy in 1995 and taught English as a Second Language and US Citizenship classes. This self-development, self-generating principle helped him developed further. In 1997 Mr. Esquivel started working on the technology project of IDEPSCA by teaching basic computer literacy to other day laborers, domestic workers, ESL and Literacy volunteers. He is a self-taught computer specialist. As of to-date, he directs the Technology Project at IDEPSCA by providing technical support to staff, members, volunteers, and other organizations. He also develops training programs and related materials for IDEPSCA's different projects. Through his involvement with IDEPSCA, he learned to plan and to facilitate workshops on popular education. Mr. Esquivel has developed a clearer understanding of our society's structural contradictions and how they manifest in every socio, economic, cultural and political reality, at the local, regional, national as well as international level. As a consequence, his personal commitment toward the poor, Latino immigrant and the disenfranchised has grown deeper. He has been privileged to acquire fine skills in both popular education methodology and computer technology that assist others like himself. He loves to read analytical articles that help him grow as a human being as well as a professional. He is bilingual and biliterate, and tries to use these assets to ensure the democratization of institutions as society comes to grip with our current political reality.
Erika Coronel
Nutrition Program Coordinator & Administrative Assistant to Value Schools
Nutrition Program Coordinator & Administrative Assistant to Value Schools

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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
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221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Phone: (213) 471-4686
Fax: (213) 385-5127
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1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (213) 382-1223