Jirusha Lopez

Jirusha Lopez

Principal

Jirusha Lopez received her B.A. in Liberal Studies, with a concentration in American Sign Language, and Teaching Credential in 2007 from California State University, Northridge. After several years of teaching elementary school in the San Fernando Valley, she returned to C.S.U.N. and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and an Administrative Credential.

Throughout her years in education (both in Los Angeles District schools and at a Charter School in the San Fernando Valley), Jirusha has taught Third Grade, Fifth Grade, substituted in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade classrooms, and has worked out of the classroom as a Reading Intervention Specialist and Physical Education Coordinator. She has also spent approximately one year teaching moderate to severe special needs students at LAUSD. Along with teaching and leading, Jirusha is a Google Certified Educator and engaged in public speaking supporting Arts Integration and Teacher Funding at the 22nd and 24th Annual Charter School Conferences in Sacramento, California.

Jirusha is a life-long learner herself, and loves that the field of education allows her to continue to develop her own interests and skills while fostering and supporting the ever-changing interests of the children and teachers she works with. After over a decade of educational service in the classroom, she was thrilled to accept the Assistant Principal position at CWC Hollywood in the 2018/19 school year and the role of Principal the following year. She whole-heartedly believes in the vision that today’s youth and educators must be supported in unique and responsive ways that develop their minds, souls, and emotional well-being equally – especially in this ever-changing world. Jirusha’s leadership style is one of open communication, positivity, support, and constructive feedback. She vows to evolve and change as the professional role requires to support the staff, students and community alike. After the past few years we’ve all experienced, Jirusha, along with the entire CWCH community, have proven to embody our core values of ‘Change’ and ‘Authenticity’.

In her spare time, Jirusha enjoys spending time with her husband, young son, family, friends, and her dog, Levi. She enjoys staying active, and can often be found playing softball, cooking and baking for her loved ones, or watching football (Go Dallas Cowboys!).

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