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Jeremy Rike
Jeremy Rike
Eisner MS Principal
As the principal of the Eisner campus, Jeremy is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of a high quality, comprehensive educational program and for the administration of the program in accordance to school board policies and administrative rules and regulations. Jeremy began his career in education as a middle school teacher at the Foshay Learning Center, where he worked with students and families for five years. He joined CNCA as the Special Education Specialist in 2010, and became Assistant Principal at CNCA’s Castellanos Campus shortly after. He moved with the Eisner students and families as the middle school opened its new building in 2012, and became interim co-principal of the school in 2015. The 2016-2017 school year was Jeremy’s first official year as Eisner’s principal.


Jeremy earned a Masters of Education in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at California State University Northridge.
Michelle Pyo, Ed.D.
Assistant Principal
As the Assistant Principal, Michelle Pyo is responsible for much of instructional program, including the Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Technology, and Intervention departments. She works closely with teachers to ensure all students receive a high-quality education and achieve at their highest potential. Dr. Pyo comes to Camino Nuevo with over 16 years of experience in education. Prior to CNCA, she served as the Instructional Coach for Secondary Mathematics and Science teachers. She also taught secondary mathematics for 8 years, spanning from Pre-Algebra to Advanced Placement Calculus. Dr. Pyo was the Program Director of a non-profit organization that focused at-risk youth in the San Francisco Unified School District. She is also currently a Professor of Mathematics at a small private university.


Dr. Pyo earned her Bachelors degree from U.C. Berkeley in the field of Neuroscience. She earned her Masters degree from U.C.L.A. in the field of Secondary Mathematics Education. Dr. Pyo also earned her Doctorate degree from USC in the field of Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies.
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Peter Murphy
Dean of Culture 

Peter Murphy hails from Chicago, Illinois, by way of New York City and San Diego. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in the Art of English from Fordham University, and a Master's Degree in the Art of Teaching from Dominican University. He has worked with students ranging from grades 2-12, but has spent most of his career working with middle school students. He moved to Los Angeles in 2016, and joined Camino Nuevo as a School Programs Dean in 2018.


Mr. Murphy is married to his beautiful wife, Abigail. They have two dogs, Fern and Fig, which they try to bring everywhere they go. Mr. Murphy's hobbies include camping, gardening, fantasy sports, listening to music, and traveling to new places. He closely follows his favorite Chicago sports teams, which include the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and White Sox. One interesting thing about Mr. Murphy is that he coached high school water polo for five years.