Meet Our Exceptional Team!

Empower Charter School teachers are highly qualified, credentialed, and bilingual in English and Spanish.



Demi Brown, Executive Director, Principal   Ron Roberts & Demi

Mrs. Demetria Brown is a native San Diegan who holds a Masters of Teaching with an Emphasis in Language Arts Instruction. Her teaching credentials include a Multiple Subject Clear Credential and Single Subject Authorization in English, and she has taught most grades from Kindergarten to Grade Eight throughout San Diego County.   Mrs. Brown founded Empower Charter School because she simply wanted a school like this to exist for her own children. Now that it does, she is excited to lead Empower through its formative years. In her spare time, Mrs. Brown enjoys spending time with her husband and staying active. Mrs. Brown was a recipient of the ING Unsung Heroes Award in 2014 and recognized for her leadership in biliteracy at the 2016 San Diego County Office of Education’s Annual Dual Language Symposium.


Margarita Morales, Assistant Principal

Office Staff

Elizabeth Real Lopez, Administrative Assistant

Sarai Menjivar, Administrative Assistant



Maestra Atencio

Maestra Ruiz

Maestra Medellin

Maestro Gonzalez

Maestro McHugh

Maestra Fletes

Education Specialist/Resource Teacher

Mrs. Joanne Manalo


Other Team Members

Coach and Parent Liaison

Russella Allison

Instructional Assistants

Ms. Hernandez
Ms. Macias
Ms. Ortiz

Food & Facilities Coordinator

Katherine Velasquez

Flex Facilitator

Jennay Mendez

Substitute Teacher

Luis Mendez

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