Andy Stout: Math Teacher

After working as a software engineer for several years, Andy Stout has joined the upper school math department as a computer science teacher. An alumnus of Pasadena Polytechnic, Yale and University of California, San Diego, Stout always wanted to come back to Southern California. Stout has taught courses at college and high school levels. For […]

Laurie Levenson: Criminal Law

Laurie Levenson (Dani ’17, Havi ’08, Solly ’06) will be teaching Criminal Law and Advocacy in the Kutler Center this year. Levenson teaches at the UCLA School of Law, where she received her law degree, and Loyola Law School. She has also been a legal commentator for several news networks and has worked on some […]

Gustavo Gody: Visual Arts

Gustavo Godoy, a prominent sculptor whose art has been displayed in galleries and exhibitions nationally and internationally, will teach 3-D Art and Ceramics at the Upper School this year. As a kid, Godoy said he enjoyed using his hands, whether it was fixing bikes or building forts. With the skills he acquired when he was […]

Nadine Eisenkolb: Science

With more than 10 years of experience in marine and environmental biology, Nadine Eisenkolb joins the Upper School as a new AP Environmental Science teacher. Eisenkolb grew up in a landlocked portion of Germany and became interested in marine and environmental biology during a scuba-diving trip to the Canary Islands. Eisenkolb attended school at the […]

Melissa Wantz: Communications

Melissa Wantz will make the commute from Ventura County to Harvard-Westlake each day to lead the upper school communications department, serve as the Chronicle and Big Red adviser and teach journalism classes. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and received her master’s in English literature […]

Greg Hilliard becomes Director of Alumni Athletics

Greg Hilliard, former head of the basketball program, has held the position of Director of Alumni Athletics since last spring and will be working to organize events to reconnect alumni athletes. Hilliard has coached the boys’ basketball team for 30 years and has led them to nine CIF championships and two state championships. Hilliard’s main […]

Anne Pyle starts first year at the Alumni Office

Originally from eastern Washington, Anne Pyle started her first year at the Alumni Office Aug. 3. Pyle previously worked as the assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement at St. James School in Los Angeles. As director, she helped with alumni relations, annual giving and fundraising events. Pyle earned her bachelor’s degree studying communications, graphic […]

Adam Levine: English

Former squash and football coach and English teacher Adam Levine will teach English II and English III: Living America. At the Kent School in Connecticut, Levine taught electives such as detective fiction, music and literature and sophomore, junior and senior English classes. Levine also coached the squash and football teams. Levine is interested in theater […]

Max Tash: Yearbook, Broadcast

After two years of working part-time livestreaming athletic events through HWTV alongside the athletic department, Max Tash will teach yearbook journalism courses and build a broadcast journalism program. “The HW Broadcast Journalism program, in conjunction with the Chronicle, will be a signature program that high schools throughout the world will want to emulate,” Tash said. […]

Mastin to become principal of Laurence School

Assistant Head of Middle School Paul Mastin is leaving at the end of the year to become the principal at the Laurence School in Valley Glen. After 23 years at Harvard-Westlake, Mastin has decided that it is time for him to move forward after being both a dean and an English teacher. “I’ve always appreciated […]

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