Ena LaVan is the chief accountability officer at YPI Charter Schools. She joined YPICS after several years of working alongside leaders of the charter school movement beginning in 2004. Ena brings a wealth of experiences to the organization, drawing from her participation in the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s College-Ready Promise focus on educator effectiveness, to her consultancy with both districts and charter schools on school improvement. She has served in various capacities from founding school principal to area superintendent of schools at the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools charter management organization. Prior to her charter experience, she was a teacher and program coordinator at Foshay Learning Center in LAUSD. Ena is a proud graduate of UCLA, and earned her Masters in Educational Leadership from Pepperdine University.