Meet Our Team

Jennifer Ventimiglia, Principal,

Jennifer started her career as an English Learner teacher in Washington, DC while earning a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at American University. Seeing the impact she could make as a new teacher leader, she later served as an Environmental Science Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, an Instructional Coach in Chile, a Project-Based Learning Teacher Trainer in the Czech Republic, and an English Language Specialist in Perú.  In California, Jennifer worked on establishing a newcomer program for recent refugees from Central America as she earned a Master's degree in Educational Leadership at UC Berkeley.  As principal of IJLA, Jennifer is grateful to be part of a community that is dedicated to social justice and to providing a safe space for youth and families to unlock their full potential.

Elliott Serrano, Dean of Students,
Carina Gutierrez, Admissions Registrar & Clerk,
Elisabethe Ocon-Calderon, Case Manager & Learning Specialist,
Ale Merlos, Social Worker,
Zoe Call, College and Career Pathway Coordinator,
Val Vargas, English Learner Teacher & Coordinator,
Fabiana Casas, English Language Arts Teacher,
Edwin Gonzalez, Art Teacher,
Anton Miglietta, History Teacher,
Gaby Solis, Math Teacher,
Kyle Boyd, Science Teacher,
Maria Cano, Parent Outreach Coordinator,
Vanessa Marcelo, Special Programs & Coordinator,
Sebastian Zamora, Tutoring Coordinator,