Our Team

Teachers of We The People High School at Cinema Escape Room.
WTP teachers bonding over a challenging escape room adventure.

Meet the WTP Team

As the old adage says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’

In order to take our students far, the staff and Board of Directors have made a commitment to work together.

We’d like to introduce you to the We the People Team.


We the People High School’s staff reflects the diversity of the student body we serve. We share a commitment to empowering the next generation to ensure the future health and prosperity of our city, our region, and our world.


Anita Ravi

Founder, Executive Director, Principal

Anita is a history teacher and school district leader with over 20 years of experience working in urban public schooling. Her work is based on a core belief in effort-based education for ALL students, with an emphasis on equity and access.

Angel is a Los Angeles native. He graduated from Whittier College with a B.A. in English and a minor in French. While studying at Whittier College, he branched out to also study various scientific disciplines in search of new knowledge or inspiration for new pathways in an ever-changing world. 

Adam Calleja

Adam Calleja

special education

Before Adam pursued education, he was writing stories for DIG Magazine at Long Beach State where he would go on to receive a BA in Journalism. During his last year of undergrad, he accepted a position as a basketball coach at Pioneer High School in his hometown of Whittier.

Ryan Oxford

Film & Media Studies

Ryan is a highly creative individual who has spent 25 years in various innovative industries as both a content creator and entrepreneur. He has thrived in the Hollywood ecosystem having written and produced multiple television and film projects…


Nicholas Lotts

Environmental science

Nicholas is a Science teacher dedicated to making Environmental Science and Biology approachable and hands on. With his BA in public speaking and his teaching credential from CSULB he is well equipped to make science exciting again.

Jose Pinzon

AP Government, big history

Jose is a native of Long Beach. He has a B.A. in History from Cal State University, Long Beach and has professional experience working in migrant education.

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Gabe Ferralez

Integrated Math

Gabe is a dedicated educator and life-long learner. Previously he was an elementary school teacher at South Hills Academy. In this role he learned to love the kids, the role you play in their lives, and the classroom environment.

Juan Garcia is a multifaceted professional with over three decades of experience in student-centered learning environments. Specializing in language education, he has helped both students and college graduates enhance their skills in English and Spanish.

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Lesle Vallejo

Office manager

Lesle graduated from Cal State LA with her bachelor of arts degree in Sociology. She has been working in the education field for more than 5 years in various roles such as an after school program leader and paraprofessional roles in the English Learner and Special Education programs.

Have Any Questions?

We’d love to hear from you! Send us a message or give us a call. We are passionate about our students’ success and we welcome your support.

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