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Every member of our organization is committed to college success for DCP students and alumni.

DCP’s leadership team is comprised of individuals with diverse personal experiences unified around one mission: preparing first-generation students for college success.

Executive Team

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Pete Settelmayer

Chief Executive Officer

Year Joined DCP: 2021 "I am honored to be joining the DCP Family and continuing...

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Ruth Wamuyu Schriver

Chief Operating Officer

Year joined DCP: 2011 “Growing up in a rural village in Kenya, watching my gra...

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Thomas Madson

Managing Director of Schools

Year Joined DCP 2017 "DCP has a long history of preparing students for success ...

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Valerie Royaltey-Quandt

Managing Director of Academics

Year Joined DCP: 2021 "Joining the DCP team is an important and purposeful move...

Directors/Managers

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Dr. Heather Ferguson

Director of Special Education

Year joined DCP: 2011 “As a first-generation college graduate, I work at DCP t...

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Lynnette Hawkins

Director of Learning Design & Systems

Year joined DCP: 2018 I was born and raised in San Jose, and learned at an early age...

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Perla Alcaraz Martinez

Director of Operations

DCP Alumni, Class of '07

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Esmeralda Alcaraz

Family Engagement Manager

DCP Alumni, Class of '06

Eileen Brown

Director of Student Services

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Nitzya Cuevas-Macias

Director of College Programs

Year Joined DCP: 2021 I'm thrilled to join the DCP team. Throughout my career an...

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Ethan Isbell

Development Manager

School Site Leaders

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Linda Diaz-Sepulveda

Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

Year joined DCP: 2021 "Being a first generation college graduate, I am proud to...

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Katrena Andrist

Assistant Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

Year Joined: 2020   DCP is a place where the family-school connection is hon...

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Jordan Apgar

Principal, DCP El Primero High School

Year joined DCP: 2012 "DCP is where students begin to see themselves as co...

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Lori Hartmann

Assistant Principal, DCP El Primero High School

Year Joined: 2004 DCP is a rewarding and inspiring community to be a part of. It&rsq...

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Jose Zavala

Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

Year Joined DCP: 2012 "As a first generation student I did not think college wa...

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Daisy Kruckenberg Alicante

Assistant Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

Joyce Davis

Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

Erika Miguel

Assistant Principal, DCP Alum Rock High School

Administrative Staff

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Steve Cunningham

Tech Team

Year joined DCP: 2005 “Volunteering to do network design gives me a chance to giv...

Tania Eaton

Instructional Coach

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Alice Feng

Special Projects Associate

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Diemmy Huynh

Senior Accountant

Year joined DCP: 2011 “I am inspired by DCP’s mission, and its people who a...

Myra Kim

Talent Recruitment & Retention Coordinator

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Thomas Leavitt

Data and Assessment Coordinator

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Carolina Rodriguez

Instructional Coach

DCP Alumni, Class of '09

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Bailey Ellis Wiard

Instructional Coach

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Marisa Yoshioka

HR Manager

Year Joined: 2018 I chose DCP because working with our community has always been nea...

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