K.C. Villoria

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Principal, Environmental Charter High School
BA, Art, University of Hawaii at Manoa
MA, Education, Pepperdine University

In 2010 Villoria was working in LAUSD and received a pink slip like thousands of other teachers in the country. She was planning on leaving the teaching profession but applied to teach Spanish at ECHS at the advice of a colleague. As soon as she stepped onto campus, she knew it was where she belonged. Now she leads Environmental Charter High School as the school principal.

Villoria loves family, art, culture, and the Spanish language. She also loves teaching and learning. She does what she does because teaching at ECHS allows her to create, build share and experience all the things she loves on a daily basis. She loves to travel and live in Spanish-speaking countries. So far she has lived in Venezuela and Colombia, and she hopes to trek to Central and South America next summer to visit México, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Perú and Chile. In her free time, Villoria loves to visit art museums; some of her favorite exhibits have been the Fernando Botero exhibit at the Museo de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia, and In Wonderland:The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and The United States at LACMA.