Mr. Myers has been working for YPICS for the past 14 years. He was originally hired as
a founding teacher and helped to open our first YPICS school, Bert Corona Charter. For the past 5 years, he has supported all three YPICS schools, serving as the Director of Academic Achievement. He is excited to join the MORCS community full time and to work collaboratively to do amazing things in the downtown LA community.
Mr. Myers is originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania but moved to Los Angeles after college graduation. He studied Middle School Education at Mount Vernon Nazarene University and received his bachelor’s degree in 2004. In 2009, he earned his master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and his clear credential through his studies at National University. He is planning to start his Ph.D. program in the next couple of years and is considering studying at Loyola Marymount University. He loves teaching, spending time with his family, and riding motorcycles. As a teacher, Mr. Myers taught English, History, Science, Advisory, Success for All, and Leadership. Mr. Myers also loves sports, especially soccer, and enjoys playing music on his piano or the guitar during his free time.
Jose Castillo has worked as an administrator at MORCS for the past 4 years. His focus on school culture and climate helps to ensure that all of our students have a great experience at MORCS and that all students have the support they need to continually grow. He works closely with the teachers, parents, and staff to provide resources to our students and families.
Jose has a wife, Nora, and two sons, Santiago and Mateo. He enjoys spending time with his family, and sports are a huge part of his life. He coaches basketball for his boys’ teams and brings his expertise to the school as our school athletic director.
Mr. Zepeda has been working for MORCS since 2008. Mr. Zepeda worked as an 8th grade English teacher from 2008-2016 before taking on his current role as the Coordinator of Instruction for MORCS. In his current role as COI, Mr. Zepeda works closely with teachers to ensure that they are supported and prepared to deliver high quality instruction to our students. Mr. Zepeda enjoys working at MORCS because he was raised in the neighborhood and gets to work with students and families that he can relate to.
Before starting his career at MORCS, Mr. Zepeda attended CSULB where he studied English and received his B.A., master’s degree, and teaching credential. Mr. Zepeda grew up in Los Angeles and attended Union Avenue Elementary, Virgil Middle School, and Belmont Senior High. Mr. Zepeda also enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his two dogs, Waldo and Wenda.