Meet Our High School Staff
Director of High School
Angie Covil graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a bachelor’s in biology. After a career in laboratory sciences, she decided to pursue a teaching credential and taught in both brick-and-mortar and online with CAVA. Her experience in online education inspired her to earn her master’s degree in Educational Technology with an emphasis in online instruction. Angie is passionate about providing students with unique learning experiences that allow them to rise to their potential. She has served as both a teacher and administrator supporting all grade levels of students with CAVA since 2007.
DeAnn Meyers, Ed.D., Campus 1 High School Principal
DeAnn Meyers received a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from UCLA and a Master's in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from USC. She has single subject teaching credentials 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. She joined CAVA in 2012 as a geometry teacher and served as a regional lead before being named as high school principal for CAVA at Sonoma, CAVA at San Joaquin, and CAVA at Sutter.
Loretta Gilbert, Campus 2 High School Principal
Loretta Gilbert received her bachelor's degree in English literature from California State University, San Bernardino; a master's degree in education and single subject teaching credential from National University; and a master's in educational administration from Concordia 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 the middle and high school levels. She joined CAVA at Maricopa in 2012 as an English teacher and served as a regional lead teacher before serving in her current position as principal for CAVA at Maricopa, CAVA at San Mateo, and CAVA at 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 California State University Fullerton, and an administrative services credential and master’s degree in educational administration from Concordia University. Prior to joining CAVA at 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 at Los Angeles, she taught social studies and 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 at 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 from San Diego State University. She also earned an administrative credential from National University. Prior to joining CAVA at 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 at 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 at Los Angeles and then CAVA at San Diego.
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 and then transitioned to teaching at a community college. Anne began working as a school counselor in 1995 and joined the CAVA at Los Angeles staff in that capacity in 2007, becoming lead guidance counselor in 2008.