Dr. Danny Kim- Principal
Ms. Melissa Bako- Assistant Principal, 10th Grade
Mr. Jeyan Danesh- Assistant Principal, 12th Grade
Mr. Jason Mitchell- Assistant Principal, Athletics 
Mrs. Julie Stivers- Assistant Principal, Activities 
Mr. Daniel Todd- Assistant Principal, 11th Grade 
Dr. Antonio Gonzalez- Assistant Principal, 9th Grade


Dr. Danny Kim, Principal

Dr. Danny Kim is beginning his fourth year as Principal of Corona High School.  Dr. Kim has held leadership posts as Principal of River Heights Intermediate School (CNUSD), and as an Instructional Dean and Teacher at Walnut High School in the Walnut Valley Unified School District.  He received his Doctor of Education from the University of Southern California in 2011, where he conducted research around closing achievement gaps and educational inequities in hopes of creating opportunities for all students to persist through four-year post-secondary institutions.  In addition, Dr. Kim enjoys the learning and work involved in organizational and leadership development.  Dr. Kim currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for the Master of Arts in Teaching program at USC where he teaches the application of Learning Theory to classroom practice.  The most important people in his life are Linda (wife), and his three daughters-Natalie (8), Olivia (5), and Penelope (2).


Melissa Bako, Assistant Principal

Ms. Bako is excited to start her fourth year at Corona High School.  She came to Corona from Jurupa Hills High School in the Fontana Unified School District in the Fall of 2012 where she served as an Athletic Director. Prior to becoming an administrator, Ms. Bako taught Language Arts, Algebra 1, US History, and World History in Special Education and History in the general education setting. In addition to her classroom experience, she has coached softball, girls basketball, and cheerleading. 

A native of southeastern Michigan, Ms. Bako has a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on learning disabilities from Madonna University.  She has also completed her Masters of Science in Education Administration from National University.


Dr. Antonio Gonzalez- Assistant Principal

“Dr. Gonzalez is excited to return to Corona High School for his third year. He brings with him 16 years of experience in education in several capacities including high school mathematics teacher, education consultant, mathematics coach, and university adjunct instructor. He’s earned a bachelors in Business Administration from the University of California Riverside, a masters in Cross-Cultural Education from National University in San Diego, and a doctorate in Urban Education Leadership from the University of Southern California.

As a native of Los Angeles and a USC alum he is a fan of the Trojans, Lakers, Dodgers, and above all the LA Kings. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 15 years, Sarah, their two boys Zane (12 years old) and Zack (8 years old), and their seven family pets (3 dogs, 4 cats, and one snake).”

Daniel Todd- Assistant Principal

Mr. Daniel J. Todd comes to Corona High School after serving students and educators all over the county as an Instructional Coordinator at the Riverside County Office of Education. Mr. Todd is passionate about supporting learning and has done so as an English teacher, Site Technology Coach, District-wide Instructional Coach, and District ELA Coordinator (Fontana Unified). Mr. Todd holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from the University of Redlands; he also possesses a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, both from UC Riverside.


Julie Stivers, Assistant Principal, Activities

Mrs. Stivers is ecstatic to begin her tenth year as a Panther and eighteenth year in CNUSD!  She loves working with student activities and being a part of the Panther family.  Mrs. Stivers has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Point Loma University. When she isn’t at work, she enjoys snowboarding, biking and traveling with her husband.  She is a Chicago native and is an avid Illini, Chicago Bears, Cubs, and six-time Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks fan! When possible, she loves to travel home to the Windy City to visit family and friends. She is looking forward to another wonderful year at Corona High with the Panthers!


Jason Mitchell, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director

Mr. Mitchell begins his third year as Assistant Principal/Athletic Director after 7 years as a History and PE teacher here at Corona High.   Mr.Mitchell is a Certified Athletic Administrator and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration from San Jose State University, where he played football on scholarship. He also obtained a Masters degree in cross-cultural education from National University.  In addition to teaching, he has coached football, baseball and basketball. Mr. Mitchell enjoys spending time with his family; Wife, Julie and sons, James (15) and Jacob (14).

Last Modified on July 28, 2015