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 […]

Levin steps down as CFO, will continue to teach classes

David Weil ’93 will take over as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Rob Levin, who is stepping down after 30 years to focus on teaching, President Rick Commons announced May 4 to faculty and staff online and in an email. Weil currently serves as Business Manager in the Business Office. “Rob has been training and transitioning […]

Chronicle adviser retires after 192 issues

Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Kathy Neumeyer will retire this summer after 24 years at the school. “What she has built during her time here is incredible,” President Rick Commons said. “[The Chronicle] is a signature center of excellence at our school for which she can take enormous credit.” Neumeyer came to Westlake School […]

School announces new swim coach, Flacks to head aquatics program

The Athletics Department has named Jason Schwarz as the new head coach of the swimming program and Brian Flacks ’06 as the new head of aquatics. Schwarz and Flacks will be replacing current Swimming Program Head and Head of Aquatics Jonathan Carroll, as Carroll has stepped down from his roles in athletics to become a seventh […]

Watson to teach writing, English classes in Boston

English teacher Sasha Watson will be moving to Massachusetts to be closer to her family. She has been at Harvard-Westlake for four years. Watson gave birth to a son last summer, and she has set her priorities to be closer to her family. “I’ve enjoyed my time here, and I’m sorry to leave,” Watson said. […]

Teacher to program for startups

Computer Science teacher Jason Fieldman ’98 is leaving after two years of teaching to resume his previous career as a professional programmer for startups. Fieldman has taught Design and Data Structures Honors, Advanced Topics in Computer Science Honors and Precalculus: Trigonometry and Functions. He was originally invited back to school by his eighth grade teacher, […]

Students, administrators attend assault panel

More than half of sexual assaults on college campuses happen to freshmen, five students and four administrators learned at a panel discussion organized by Beth Friedman (Oliver ’17) April 22. The discussion, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, featured specialists in collegiate sexual assault, including attorney and author Susan Estrich, Atlantic contributing editor Caitlin Flanagan […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students hold surprise wedding shower for science teacher

Students of chemistry teacher Nathan Cardin held a surprise wedding shower today for him and his fiancé Ben Procter in Feldman-Horn. Shannyn Schack ’16 and Alex Arreola ’15 began organizing the event three weeks ago after they learned that Cardin and Procter weren’t planning to have a wedding shower of their own. “We were like, ‘We should throw a […]