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






Mrs. Joanne Manalo, Education Specialist/Resource Teacher

*picture coming soon*


Other Team Members

Coach and Parent Liaison Russella Allison  

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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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