Anna Faye Caminita, Ed.D

Chief Academic Officer

Web Thumbnail AFDr. Caminita holds degrees from Our Lady of Holy Cross College (B.S. 1992 and M.Ed. 1999) and Walden University (Ed.D. 2011). She has served as a teacher, principal, Chief Academic Officer, and Distinguished Educator for the Louisiana State Department of Education. Dr. Caminita has a proven track record of success fostering student academic growth and the growth of School Performance Scores since 2003 in Type 4 and 5 charter schools. She was trained by the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching and often serves as a consultant targeting data tracking and leader development.

Dan Davis

Chief Strategy Officer

Web Thumbnail DDMr. Davis is a graduate of Tulane University and McGill University’s Faculty of Law (B.A. 2007; LL.B./B.C.L. 2010). He is a former classroom teacher and grant writer. As a law student Mr. Davis edited a legal research journal and was promoted to Executive Director of a legal clinic in Montreal. Mr. Davis came to education after clerking for judges in Florida and New York. He now specializes in developing charter schools in New Orleans.

Douglas Guidry

Chief Financial Officer

Web Thumbnail DGDr. Guidry received his doctorate of dentistry and oral medicine, prior to practicing for many years as a dentist specializing in oral surgery (L.S.U. 1971). He joined Einstein Charter School in 2007. Prior to working in his current role, Dr. Guidry was a small business owner/operator. Dr. Guidry’s commitment to improving charter school finances for predictable and smooth operation is unparalleled.


Phong Tran

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Web Thumbnail PTMr. Tran holds Bachelor’s Degree in Science – Information Technology (Security). At Einstein Mr. Tran oversees all state compliance, state testing, benchmark testing, instructional data and logistics across all campuses. He is also certified in Microsoft and Cisco operating systems and uses these skills to plan, design and oversee the implementation of our technology infused curriculum.


Shawn Toranto

Chief Executive Officer

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Ms. Toranto holds degrees from Loyola University of the South (B.S.S.) and the University of New Orleans (M.Ed.) She has served as a school leader at Einstein Charter Schools since 2008, building upon more than 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher. Under her leadership, Ms. Toranto has succeeded in consistently increasing student achievement leading to Einstein receiving “TOP GAINS,” “TOP PERFORMING,” and “HIGH PERFORMING-HIGH POVERTY” recognition from the Louisiana Department of Education and designated a “HIGH-QUALITY CHARTER SCHOOL” operator by the United States Department of Education.  Einstein Charter School was the first open admissions charter school in New Orleans East to achieve a “B” school performance score