Jessica Wahl joins library staff

Jessica Wahl joined the school community as a librarian this year. Along with her library duties, she will work in the upper school Learning Center to provide assistance for students in writing and executive functioning. “I’m hoping to bring my love of libraries and literacy [to Harvard-Westlake],” Wahl said. “I love what libraries can do […]

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 […]

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] […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students will sing a Lucky Riff

For the first time in over ten years, the Upper School theater department will present an off-Broadway musical, “Lucky Stiff.” “Lucky Stiff” is a comedic murder mystery mixed with elements of romanticism, which was inspired by the song “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo” by Michael Butterworth. “Lucky Stiff” follows a man […]

Search for upper school head narrows

A team of administrators, deans and faculty narrowed the search for a new head of the Upper School to eight candidates and expects to make an appointment at least before Thanksgiving. Two of the eight semifinalists are current faculty members and the other six come from California, Texas, Ohio and New Hampshire. The names of […]

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