Joyce Wagner joins language department

After six years of retirement, Joyce Wagner will be returning to the World Languages Department to teach a section of Latin II at the Upper School. Since her retirement in 2013, she has spent her time consulting for Paramount Pictures, consulting for movies like Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension. While she spent most of her […]

Bin He joins Chinese department

Bin He will join the Upper School World Languages department this August. He will teach Chinese II, Chinese IV and Post-AP Chinese during the upcoming year. “I’m so glad that I can work with so many highly engaged students together,” He said. “At the same time, I’m looking forward to working with my students together […]

Nate Fox joins performing arts department

Nate Fox joined the Performing Arts Department as an Assistant Technical Director this year after working as a technical director at Northern Arizona University. Fox said he is excited to help set up the light and sound requirements for on-campus events such as choral and dance performances. “The position of Assistant Technological Director is [one] […]

Conor Thompson joins visual arts department

After substitute teaching photography at the school for two months last year, Conor Thompson will join the Visual Arts department full time to instruct Drawing and Painting classes. Thompson started painting in high school when he was 14 years old. He earned his bachelor’s degree in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and his […]

Gohar Movsisian joins math department

Gohar Movsisian joined the Upper School Mathematics Department this upcoming year to teach Algebra II with Analysis, Precalculus and Precalculus: Trigonometry and Functions. Movsisian worked as the chair of the mathematics department at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenion School, a K-12 school in Los Angeles. Movsisian previously taught Algebra II, Precalculus, Advanced Placement Calculus and […]

Amanda Foushee joins English department

Amanda Foushee recently joined the English Department to teach English II and Advanced Placement English Literature: Good Grief to sophomores and seniors, respectively. Previously, Foushee worked at various colleges and high schools, including the Episcopal School of Los Angeles, where she taught writing, rhetoric and composition. She said her interests in literature naturally led her […]

Anne Moore joins performing arts department

Anne Moore is joining the school community as a performing arts and part-time dance teacher. “I’m looking forward to working with the amazing dance students at Harvard-Westlake,” said Moore. “My teachers growing up were really inspiring to me, allowing me to explore movement, and then they inspired me to go to college for dance. I […]

Karine Bruno joins French department

French teacher Karine Bruno joined the upper school world languages department, bringing 20 years of teaching experience to the classroom. Bruno will teach French II, French II Honors and French III to upperclassmen.   Bruno attended Nice University in the south of France, received certification in Paris and gained seven years of teaching experience in […]

Reb Limerick joins visual arts department

Reb Limerick will join the Visual Arts department for the upcoming school year as a new teacher of Video Art I, Video Art II and Video Art III. “I love to help students discover deep connections between themselves, their studies and the world at large,” Limerick said. “I see myself as a catalyst within the […]

Melody Lee joins biology department

Melody Lee is joining the upper school science department this year and will be teaching Advanced Placement Biology and Genetics and Biotechnology. Lee said she is looking forward to working with students who are passionate about biotechnology. “I am most excited about that course because even though I am the only person who will be […]

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