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
Attendance Specialist
Ana Chavez received a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). She earned her Master’s Degree in Education and an Administrative Credential from the California State University, Sacramento. She began her teaching career as a math and science teacher for Soledad Enrichment Action (S.E.A) Charter School in 1999. As a lead teacher/ academic counselor at this beginning charter school, she was responsible for leading a team of staff and educators to ensure the safety and education of at-risk female students recently released by the court from juvenile hall and prison. In 2005, Ms. Ana Chavez transitioned to Downtown Value School as a 7th grade Math and Science teacher, and has since then been promoted to Assistant Principal. As an Assistant Principal for the last 5 years, she has collaboratively worked with a team of teachers, staff, administrators and parents to ensure that students at Downtown Value School are academic achievers, goal seekers, respectful scholars, and global citizens. She does so by establishing transparent school procedures, scheduling professional development for staff and teachers, and developing a strong parent education and involvement program. 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. For the last 13 years, her passion has been to work with children in inner city schools and strengthening programs in schools. She is extremely proud to be a Pico/Union former resident, and as Principal at Downtown Value, she strives to remain humble and knowledgeable about community and education issues that affect her students and their families and create a school environment that addresses these issues.
Jose Esquivel
Technology Systems Director
I was born in Mexico in the state of Durango. I came to the United States in 1992 when I was 17 years old. I first became involved with the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California (IDEPSCA) in 1994 through the day laborer organizing project in Pasadena. I was one of the day laborers who stood on the corners seeking jobs. Through this initial contact, I became aware of the root causes of poverty and consequently why thousands of young people like myself, leave their families behind. Being an immigrant and former day laborer, I consider myself a product of IDEPSCA's self-development philosophy. I started teaching Spanish literacy in 1995 and then taught English as a Second Language, and at the end of two years, I taught US Citizenship classes. This self-development, self-generating principle helped me developed further. In 1997 I started working on the technology project of IDEPSCA by teaching basic computer literacy to other day laborers, domestic workers, ESL and Literacy volunteers. I am a self-taught computer specialist. As of to-date, I direct the Technology Project at IDEPSCA by providing technical support to our staff, members, volunteers, and other organizations. I'm also in charge of developing training programs and to design related materials for IDEPSCA's different projects. Through my involvement with IDEPSCA, I learned to plan and to facilitate workshops on popular education. Throughout these eight years, I have developed a clearer understanding of this 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, my personal commitment toward the poor, Latino immigrant and the disenfranchised has grown deeper. I have been privileged to acquire fine skills in both popular education methodology and computer technology that further assists people like others and myself. I love to read analytical articles that help me grow as a human being as well as a professional. I am bilingual, biliterate and I try to use these assets to ensure that we democratize our institutions as we come to grips with our current political reality.
Brielle Shepard
IT Helpdesk & Support Specialist
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