Students, Community and Friends of Ouchi-O'Donovan 6-12 Complex! It is with great enthusiasm, passion and humility that I reintroduce myself to you. I'm Ms. Edith M. Funes and I am the Principal at Ouchi-O'Donovan 6-12 Complex (overseeing the middle academy grade levels). This is my 9th year leading this amazing 6-8 complex and 11th year working with the Alliance School District. I come to you with over a decade of charter educational experience and a great passion for curriculum and instruction. My last administrative experience prior to Ouchi-O'Donovan was at Alliance Judy Burton Technology HS School (formally Heritage College Ready Academy High School) in which I served as a 9th Grade Academy Principal. Prior to this experience I was employed for 5 years through the Green Dot Public School District. During my tenure at Green Dot I had the opportunity to serve as a founding Native & Non-Native Spanish teacher, New Teacher Coach, and led a Student Counseling Project which eventually brought me to the exciting world of Administration! I hold a Masters degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Bilingual Education from Loyola Marymount University, a 2nd Masters degree in Educational Leadership with an Administrative Credential from CSU, Dominguez Hills. In addition I hold a Bachelors degree in Public Relations and Spanish Literature. On behalf of the Administrative Team, we look forward to working closely with you as partners in your child's education throughout this school year!
-Edith Marlene Funes, M. Ed