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Left to Right:
Dr. Danny Kim- Principal
Mrs. Norma Berrellez- Assistant Principal, 10th grade
Mr. Robert Liebentritt- Assistant Principal, 11th grade 
Ms. Melissa Bako- Assistant Principal, 9th grade 
Mr. Jason Mitchell- Assistant Principal, Athletics 
Mrs. Julie Stivers- Assistant Principal, Activities 
Dr. Antonio Gonzalez- Assistant Principal, 12th grade 


Dr. Danny Kim, Principal

Dr. Danny Kim is beginning his third 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 (7), Olivia (4), and Penelope (1).


Melissa Bako, Assistant Principal, 9th grade 

Ms. Bako is excited to start her third 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, 12th grade  

“Dr. Gonzalez is excited to return to Corona High School for his second year. He brings with him 15 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 Stanley Cup Champions LA Kings. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 14 years, Sarah, their two boys Zane (11 years old) and Zack (7 years old), and their seven family pets (3 dogs, 3 cats, and one snake).”


Robert Liebentritt, Assistant Principal, 11th grade 

Mr. Liebentritt is in his seventh year at Corona High School.  Prior to returning to Corona High School he worked in the Pupil Services Division in the District Office.  In his spare time he enjoys spending time fishing, snowmobiling, and rafting in the mountains of Wyoming with his family.  He is proud to once again be a member of the Panther Family.


Mrs. Berrellez is now in her 10th year as an administrator at CHS. Her spare time is spent visiting friends and relatives in Arizona, shopping, exercising, and walking her dog. She has one daughter who is also in Education.  She is very glad to be part of the Panther family.


Julie Stivers, Assistant Principal, Activities

Mrs. Stivers is ecstatic to begin her ninth year as a Panther and sixteenth year in CNUSD!  She loves working with student activities and being apart of the Panther family.  In her free time, Mrs. Stivers enjoys snowboarding, the beach, mountain biking, hiking and traveling.  She is an avid Chicago Bears Blackhawks, and Cubs fan.   She frequently travels back to the Windy City to visit family and support her home teams. She is looking forward to another great year with the Panthers!


Jason Mitchell, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director

Mr. Mitchell begins his second 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 (14) and Jacob (13).

Last Modified on August 26, 2014