Schroeder to retire after 29 years to enjoy her hobbies

School registrar Virginia Schroeder will retire after 29 years at the school in order to pursue her interests in photography and painting, and to travel with her husband. “We have visited many European countries and traveled quite a bit in the UK, Canada and the U.S.,” Schroeder said. “We’d like to add to that list. […]

Salamandra to retire after 41 years of teaching at the school

Senior alumni officer Harry Salamandra will retire after 41 years at the school, 15 of which he spent as Head of Upper School. President Rick Commons wrote a tribute to Salamandra in the third digital edition of the HW Life Magazine, reflecting on how his leadership gave rise to many student-led programs that persist to […]

Hinden to retire after 30 years at the school

Director of the Institute for Scholastic Sports Science and Medicine David Hinden is retiring after almost 30 years at the school. Hinden has served the community in many different roles, including teacher, Dean of Faculty and coach for both the Mock Trial and Moot Court teams. Hinden taught Genetics and Biotechnology, Honors Biology, Chemistry and […]

Senior advancement administrator to retire

After a 20-year tenure at Harvard-Westlake, Senior Advancement Administrator Brenda Janowitz will retire in early December. Following her departure, Advancement Administrator Marla Schlom will take over her responsibilities, which include supervising database consistency, managing mailing projects and overseeing gift processing operations. Advancement Administrator Amber Kasongo will take over Schlom’s position. Janowitz said that although she […]

Cairns to retire after 32 years

Upper School Dean Vanna Cairns announced her retirement to her students today via email. Cairns has worked at the school for 32 years, serving initially as a French teacher and eventually as both a Dean and a Choices and Challenges teacher. “I have been so very proud to represent the school every single day,” Cairns said in […]

Students and alumni honor retiring adviser

Past and present Chronicle staff members gathered outside of Weiler Hall June 8 to celebrate the retirement of Communications Department Head Kathy Neumeyer. “It is not an understatement to say that Ms. Neumeyer changed my life,” Juliet Berman ’03 said. “She was the most impactful professor I ever had at Harvard-Westlake. I’m so glad to […]

Video: Senior Ring Ceremony

Seniors were welcomed to their final year at Harvard-Westlake with class rings and keychains, Sept. 9. The Senior Prefects spoke and the Chamber Singers performed two pieces. President Tom Hudnut closed the last ceremony before his retirement with a few remarks.  Video by Henry Hahn, Jack Goldfisher and Mazelle Etessami.  Photo Gallery: Senior Ring Ceremony