Meet Our Administrators

Dr. Richard Lebron – Head of School

Dr. Richard Lebron is the Head of School at Chicago Virtual Charter School.  As a school-level administrator with twelve years of experience in our state, he has a strong background of demonstrated leadership skills and a clear understanding of the operations of schools. Dr. Lebron is a state-licensed school administrator with superintendent and general administrative endorsements. He brings a passionate desire to work with students, parents and staff to keep building on the success of our team of educators. 

Dr. Lebron’s main goals are to:

  • raise the academic performance of every student;
  • provide a safe and respectful learning environment where our students can thrive;
  • increase communication at all levels;
  • foster a professional environment where collaboration, creativity, and collegiality are valued at all levels

Rebecca Davis-Dobson – High School Principal

Mrs. Davis-Dobson is a well-rounded school administrator with 16 years of experience in Chicago Public Schools. In her tenure with CPS, she has served as a Student Advocate, Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Lead Literacy Teacher, Reading First Program Coordinator, Instructional Data and Reading Coach, Assistant Principal, Director of Instruction and Assessment, Instructional Support Leader, and School Principal. Mrs. Davis-Dobson’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Masters of Education and Education Leadership from Roosevelt University as well as a Masters of Arts in Literacy and Language from Saint Xavier University. Her teaching credentials include endorsements as a Language Arts Teacher, Reading Specialist, General Administrative, and Elementary Education.

Erik Toman—K-8 Principal

Mr. Toman is the K–8 Principal at CVCS and is celebrating his 10th year at our school. He has been in his current position for two years and supervises the K–8 teachers as well as the Advanced Learner Program (ALP). Before becoming the K–8 principal, Mr. Toman was our high school Academic Administrator.  Before becoming our high school Academic Administrator, he served as a Middle School Math Teacher for six years at CVCS.

Mr. Toman holds a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a master's degree in Administration and Supervision. He is looking forward to continuing the success of CVCS and improving its programs to better suit students' needs and hopes to play a role in making CVCS the best hybrid school in the nation.

Ms. Valerie Ruiz – Operations Manager

Valerie Ruiz is the Operations Manager at Chicago Virtual Charter School. She has several years of operations experience from managing another charter school where she also utilized her graphic design background to teach Technology, as well as various grade levels prior to becoming an Administrator. Ms. Ruiz manages all operational aspects at CVCS so procedures will run smoothly while improving and maximizing the productivity, performance, and efficiency of the organizational operations of the department. She is extremely passionate and dedicated to education, students, and families while ensuring the very best standards are upheld for positive experiences at CVCS.

Ms. Ruiz holds a BFA in Visual Communications and a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction. She is enthusiastic to be part of the CVCS community and welcomes the opportunity to continue enhancing the school and all it has to offer.