GSA hosts "Ask a Queer Teacher" event

Gay and lesbian members of the Harvard-Westlake faculty talked about their experiences growing up in the Gender and Sexuality Awareness Club’s “Ask a Queer Teacher” event on Feb. 24. Visual arts department head Cheri Gaulke, science teacher Nate Cardin, technology center director Chris Gragg, psychology teacher Luba Bek, performing arts teacher Mark Hilt and math teacher William […]

Italian, German to add 2nd level

New levels of Italian and German will be added to next year’s curriculum for those who have completed the introductory classes. The World Language Department will add German level two and Italian two. Spanish teacher Aaron Bluestein will teach Italian level one, and French teacher Simona Ghirlanda will teach level two. The classes will be […]

Hiring process begins for faculty

With nine job openings in four departments, Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts and other administration and faculty are busy reading resumes and interviewing candidates for the fall. 21 years ago, when she was a candidate, Foreign Language Department Head Margot Riemer, sat nervously at the lunch table with several other teachers. Her lunch barely touched, […]

Gragg to offer German language, culture class

The Foreign Language Department will begin offering a yearlong Directed Study in German next year. The class will be taught by Technology Center Director and math teacher Chris Gragg, who holds a master’s degree in German from the University of Southern California and graduated from Frankfurt High School in Germany. Gragg also taught German for […]

Hosting SATs creates home court advantage

By Austin Block Hundreds of students converged at the Upper School to take more than 1,000 hours of standardized tests on Saturday. Nine times per year, the campus is converted into a testing center, with Harvard-Westlake faculty and occasionally their immediate families serving as proctors for the ACT and SAT. Approximately 350 students attend each […]