Meet Our High School Staff
Director of High School
Mina Arnold received her bachelor's degree in biology from University of California, San Diego. She then decided to pursue a career in education and earned her credential and master's degree from National University, as well as her administrative credential. She taught science for 11 years in a brick-and-mortar school before deciding to pursue a career in online education with CAVA @ San Diego. She has served as both a teacher and administrator with CAVA since 2007.
DeAnn Meyers, Campus 1 High School Principal
DeAnn Meyers received a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from UCLA and a Master’s in Business Administration from USC. She has a single subject teaching credential in English, Foundational Math, Foundational Science, Business and Accounting. Prior to joining CAVA, she was a global marketing executive having worked for Pepsi, Nestle and Cambro and she taught math and science in brick and mortar for two years. With CAVA, she taught Geometry and served as a Regional Lead before becoming a high school principal. DeAnn is a candidate for her Doctorate in Educational Leadership at USC, Class of 2019.
Campus 2 High School Principal
Loretta Gilbert received her bachelor's degree in English literature from CSU, San Bernardino and her master’s degree in education and single subject teaching credential from National University. Before becoming an educator, she served as a technical writer and editor in the recreational vehicle and architectural industries. At brick and mortar schools, she taught at both the middle and high school levels. She joined CAVA @ Maricopa in 2012 as an English teacher, then served as a regional lead teacher before serving in her current position as principal for CAVA @ Maricopa, CAVA @ San Mateo, and CAVA @ Kings.
Shannon Gerlach, Campus 3 High School Principal
Shannon Gerlach received a bachelor's degree in English from UC Irvine. She has her single subject Social Science teaching credential and a master's degree in History from CSU Fullerton, and an Administrative Services credential and master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University. Prior to joining CAVA @ Los Angeles in 2010, she taught for seven years in a brick-and-mortar middle and high school and taught three years of college courses with the University of Phoenix. With CAVA @ Los Angeles, she taught Social Studies, AP Government, served as an engagement support teacher, served as a teacher trainer, and served as a regional lead before becoming a high school principal for CAVA @ Los Angeles.
Campus 4 High School Principal
Rebecca Mortier received a bachelor's degree in liberal studies, a multiple subject teaching credential, and a master's degree in mathematics with a focus on conceptual understanding all from San Diego State University. Prior to joining CAVA @ San Diego in 2010, she taught for eight years in a brick-and-mortar school and taught three years of college courses at San Diego Community College. With CAVA @ San Diego, she taught math intervention, served as a department coordinator, and served as a regional lead teacher before becoming a high school principal for CAVA @ Los Angeles.
High School Lead Guidance Counselor
Anne Kahn received her bachelor's degree in Spanish from California State University, Fresno. She then decided to pursue a career in education and earned a master's degree in education as well as her pupil personnel service credential from California State University, Fresno. She spent six years at a brick-and-mortar school, then transitioned to teaching at a community college. Anne began working as a school counselor in 1995 and joined the CAVA @ Los Angeles staff in that capacity in 2007, becoming lead guidance counselor in 2008.