Teacher recognized for dedication to community

Math teacher Beverly Feulner was presented with the Carolyn and Marion Hays Award at a joint faculty meeting on Aug 25. The award is given to a Harvard-Westlake staff member who provides long-term service to the school and influences the community in positive ways. Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts commended Feulner for contributing far more […]

Visual Arts teacher wins award

Visual arts teacher Joe Medina received the Kogan Family Award for Innovation in Teaching from Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts at the opening faculty meeting on August 25. Medina has been working as the primary photography teacher at the Middle School and is beginning to teach at the Upper School starting this year. Established in […]

Juniors, seniors conduct stem cell, cancer research at USC summer internship

Eight juniors and seniors interned at a Stem Cell Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California this summer studying cancer cells and cutting open mice brains. Students spent the first week of the program in a lab learning basic cell culture techniques like pipetting, aspirating media and feeding and cultivating cells. After this, students […]

Alum returns for 31st season of ‘Survivor’ in Cambodia

Alumnus Stephen Fishbach ’97 was one of the 20 former contestants on the reality show “Survivor” voted Wednesday night to return as a contestant on the show’s 31st season, “Survivor: Cambodia – Second Chance,” according to a CBS entertainment press release. Fishbach was the runner-up on “Survivor: Tocantins — The Brazilian Highlands”, the show’s 18th […]

Department heads to leave middle school

Three middle school department chairs will leave the school at the end of the year. Spectrum adviser and English teacher Steve Chae will replace Middle School Communications Department Chair Jen Bladen, English teacher Amanda Angle will replace Middle School English Department Chair Jen Dohr and Spanish teacher Edgar Jurado will replace Middle School World Languages […]

New director of public affairs to reach out to neighbors

Stacy Marble has been named the director of community and public affairs, a new position created to “make sure that Harvard-Westlake is engaged with the social fabric of Studio City,” she said. Marble grew up in the San Fernando Valley and attended Grant High School. She graduated from Northwestern University and worked for 14 years […]

School hires new business manager

Brian Bouchey was hired April 6 as the school’s new business manager. “My core functions are to assist with the school’s accounting and finance function, while supporting the needs of the faculty and administrative staff,” Bouchey said. Bouchey’s main job is to oversee and improve the school’s various major accounting systems, such as student financial […]

16 teachers receive grant to visit Korea

Sixteen members of the faculty were granted fellowships to take a trip to Korea this summer, from June 11-23. The trip, funded by the Gunter Gross Global initiative and Gyu Si and Min Sun Suh (Andy ’18), will include travel to Seoul and Jeju Island. “As educators, we recognize the importance of having a ‘global […]

School offers measles vaccination to faculty

Ten faculty members were vaccinated for measles at both the upper and middle school campuses March 11. Following the measles outbreak last December that spread throughout the country after originating in Southern California, Harvard-Westlake offered a titers test for any faculty members who wanted to find out if they were immune. Out of both the […]

Carroll to become 7th grade dean

Although he will miss the competition and measureable progress of being a swim coach, Carroll said he is excited about becoming a dean next year. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to take [the incoming seventh graders] and help them become a part of our culture – but at the same time help manage […]

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