Faculty explores Chinese culture and history

Faculty explores Chinese culture and history

As a part of the fifth annual Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, 20 faculty members traveled to various locations in China to explore the country’s history and cuisine from June 10 to 20. Director of Kutler Center and Summer Programs Jim Patterson said that there were multiple considerations that the group factored in when they chose […]

English teacher comes back to school after year of writing

Former teacher Ariana Kelly will return to the English department this fall after one year away from school. Kelly departed from the school following the 2014 school year in order to complete her debut non-fiction book, “Phone Booth,” set to release Sept. 15. “I spent the majority of my time away from school researching and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teachers visit Korea despite MERS scare

Fifteen faculty members visited South Korea in June to learn about Korean culture and history in the midst of an outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the country. MERS is a viral respiratory illness that was first seen in Saudi Arabia in 2012. An outbreak began in South Korea in May, causing the Centers […]

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