After 16 years of teaching at the school, science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will be leaving Harvard-Westlake at the end of this year to work at the Thacher School in Ojai, Calif.
At Thatcher, he will coach the school’s track, soccer and climbing teams in addition to teaching and advising in the classroom.
During his time at Harvard-Westlake, Schuhl served two consecutive terms as the Dean of Faculty and Staff while also teaching Geology, Geology Honors, Meteorology, AP Environmental Science and AP Bio classes.
While working as the Dean of Faculty and Staff, Schuhl held the responsibilities of overseeing budgets, voting on the Faculty Academic Committee and serving on the FAC Curriculum Development Subcommittee.
Although he said that he will miss all the friends he made during his time working at Harvard-Westlake, Schuhl also said he is looking forward to all the new opportunities that the Thacher School has to offer.
“I’m really excited to not have a commute to work and to support all of the great outdoor extracurricular activities that Thacher offers,” Schuhl said. “Morning surf trips before school, horse-packing trips in the Sierra, rock climbing and all the things I love to do are woven into the curriculum at Thacher.”