Dr. Boris Costa-Guerra, Interim Principal
Over the past 18 years, I have worked as a teacher and administrator in the K-12 arena and in the university setting. As a middle school math and technology teacher, I had the opportunity to coach boys and girls basketball and football. I taught education courses at New Mexico State University white, attending my doctoral degree. After this opportunity, I moved to become an administrator as a Director of Teacher Education program at Santa Fe Community College, which led me to become a turnaround principal at Santa Fe Public Schools. As a team, we were able to create a strong academic and staff culture to move our school into high performing. We presented our successful turnaround work at national and international conferences, including the National Association of Bilingual Education and Dual Language of New Mexico, La Cosecha. I also had the opportunity to lead Denver Public Schools Summer Academy, where I supervised principals in rigorous instruction and operations for 25 schools.
My goal is to create a safe and welcoming environment in which students, staff, and faculty are able to grow. I am aligned with our school’s mission to empower students through a purposeful precollegiate education. Through collaboration and caring, we can help students learn in exciting ways while respecting and keeping their own identities.
But my greatest achievement comes not professionally, but personally, as I am the father of three beautiful children: Isabella, who is 13, Angelina, who is 9, and Sofia Rose, who is 5. People often say I treat all children in my school as if they were my own. Please know that I will work tirelessly to ensure all your children have the best possible experiences while at West Leadership Academy. I also enjoy staying active, mountain biking, basketball, football, fishing, skiing, and reading.
Julieann Trujillo, Assistant Principal
Julieann’s passion for education has been fueled by the quote, “education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world”, penned by the late world leader Nelson Mandela. She is a first-generation college graduate from her family, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her path as an educator has been varied, from teaching middle school electives, working with local and international non-profits, developing service learning programs in schools, leading pilot initiatives for students to receive targeted math interventions, and serving as the Dean of Students and Culture at West Leadership Academy.
Julieann obtained a Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Denver Seminary and a Principal Licensure Certificate from the Education Leadership and Policy Studies program at the University of Denver. She believes that her own educational opportunities drive her to ensure that our next generation of leaders have access to a meaningful, high quality, and rigorous education… because with that, they too can change the world.
Enrique Caraveo, Assistant Principal
I was born in El Paso Texas but was raised in Denver Colorado. I am a father of two wonderful young ladies Mariana and Annelise. I love hiking, backpacking and taking my friends on wonderful adventures into the mountains. I also enjoy a wide variety of music and am an avid photographer.
Metropolitan State University of Denver/B.A Psychology
University of Phoenix/Masters of Arts in Education