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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

Pete Settelmayer

Chief Executive Officer

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

Ruth Wamuyu Schriver

Chief Operating Officer

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

Thomas Madson

Managing Director of Schools

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

Valerie Royaltey-Quandt

Managing Director of Academics

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


Dr. Heather Ferguson

Director of Special Education

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

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...

Perla Alcaraz Martinez

Director of Operations

DCP Alumni, Class of '07

Esmeralda Alcaraz

Family Engagement Manager

DCP Alumni, Class of '06

Eileen Brown

Director of Student Services

Nitzya Cuevas-Macias

Director of College Programs

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

Ethan Isbell

Development Manager

School Site Leaders

Linda Diaz-Sepulveda

Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

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

Katrena Andrist

Assistant Principal, DCP El Camino Middle School

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

Jordan Apgar

Principal, DCP El Primero High School

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

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...

Jose Zavala

Principal, DCP Alum Rock Middle School

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

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

Steve Cunningham

Tech Team

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

Tania Eaton

Instructional Coach

Alice Feng

Special Projects Associate

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

Thomas Leavitt

Data and Assessment Coordinator

Carolina Rodriguez

Instructional Coach

DCP Alumni, Class of '09

Bailey Ellis Wiard

Instructional Coach

Marisa Yoshioka

HR Manager

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

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