Our Staff and Faculty
La Verne Niles
Ms. Niles is an enthusiastic educator and lover of children. Originally from the East Coast, she has lived in several states accumulating a breadth of knowledge and experiences from various educational institutions. She has six years of experience working within the Philadelphia School District. She previously taught and held leadership positions within the religious sector for twelve years. Ms. Niles is passionate about teaching the whole child and incorporating a love of self and communal identity. She has been successful with promoting student achievement and building strong relationships with both students and families. Prior to entering the field of education, Ms. Niles was a prominent banker for ten years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Hartford in Connecticut and a Master’s in Education from Chestnut Hill College in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Tran is a 2017 graduate of San Jose State University with a Master's in Education. I have teaching experience in 2nd and 5th grade level. It is my goal to combine my experience with my ability to be compassionate, empathetic, and a responsible teacher who will make a positive contribution to Perseverance Prep School. I want my students to become critical thinkers, to take control over their life and be creators of tomorrow.
Ms. Martinez graduated from Cal State East Bay in 2019 with a Bachelor's in Hospitality & Tourism. In addition to her degree, she has worked in customer service for over 15 years. She is looking forward to bringing her skills to the charter school community.
Ms. Ortega graduated in 2017 from San Jose State University with a Double Major in Spanish and Social Work. She has prior experience in outreach and engagement. I previously worked as an IA in Special Education for 2 years with children who are from multi-cultured diverse backgrounds. I am very excited to have the privilege to spread the word about Perseverance Preparatory to our community.