Jennifer Marcus joins history department

Jennifer Marcus joined the Upper School History Department to teach the World and Europe II and United States History this year. Prior to working at the Upper School, Marcus taught United States History, World History, Comparative Religion and Global Studies at Windward School in Los Angeles and Westridge School in Pasadena. Marcus said she did […]

Anne Gardner becomes new chaplain

After leaving her position of 12 years as the Protestant Chaplain and the inaugural Director of Spiritual and Religious life at Phillips Academy, a boarding school in Andover, Mass., Reverend Anne Gardner will fill a two-year vacancy as the school Chaplain. At Phillips Academy, Gardner sat on various school committees and was a house counselor […]

McGraw ’01 returns to teach psychology

Tina McGraw ’01 will return to her alma mater as both the head of Peer Support She will be transferring to a school setting for the first time after working in drug and alcohol treatment at residential and outpatient centers for the past 12 years.  She worked as the Director of Operations, Administrative Coordinator and […]

Workman begins position in Human Resources

Jessica Workman joined the Business Department as the newly appointed Human Resources Generalist. She will deal with the training and support of personnel as part of Human Resources. Additionally, Workman will answer questions about faculty and staff benefits. Workman said she will not only deal with logistical questions but also support the staff with any […]

Zhao begins teaching Chinese courses

Yan Zhao, a former teacher at Davidson Day High School in North Carolina, will join the school’s World Languages department as a Chinese I, Chinese II and Chinese III Honors teacher.   Zhao began her career working at Blue Sky International LLC, an import-export company.  Zhao taught her colleagues Chinese during their free time in […]

Softball coach steps up

New Head Coach Brittany Moeai looks to lead the softball team with her playing experience and fresh perspective on the game . Moeai attended Carson High School where she played Varsity Softball. As a four-year letterwinner, Moeai was a catcher through her junior year and a pitcher senior year. In 2011, she helped the Carson High […]

Steve Yang ’08: Physics

Steve Yang ’08, a former teaching assistant at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will return to his alma mater to join the science department as a Physics teacher this year. After graduating from Harvard-Westlake, Yang went on to earn a Bachelor of Science from USC and a Master of Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in structural engineering. […]

Sophie Wasson: Psychologist

Formerly working for Notre Dame De Namur University, California College of the Arts and other institutions in psychological studies, Dr. Sophie Wasson will be the new upper school psychologist. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Bates College, a Master of Arts, a Doctor of Psychology degree at University of California, Berkeley and received training […]