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Andy Stout: Math Teacher

Connor Reese September 1, 2015

After working as a software engineer for several years, Andy Stout has joined the upper school math department as a computer science teacher. An alumnus of Pasadena Polytechnic, Yale and University of...

Laurie Levenson: Criminal Law

Sarah Lee September 1, 2015

Laurie Levenson (Dani ’17, Havi ’08, Solly ’06) will be teaching Criminal Law and Advocacy in the Kutler Center this year. Levenson teaches at the UCLA School of Law, where she received her law degree,...

Gustavo Gody: Visual Arts

Hannah Cho September 1, 2015

Gustavo Godoy, a prominent sculptor whose art has been displayed in galleries and exhibitions nationally and internationally, will teach 3-D Art and Ceramics at the Upper School this year. As a kid, Godoy...

Nadine Eisenkolb: Science

Noa Schwartz September 1, 2015

With more than 10 years of experience in marine and environmental biology, Nadine Eisenkolb joins the Upper School as a new AP Environmental Science teacher. Eisenkolb grew up in a landlocked portion of...

Melissa Wantz: Communications

Liz Yount September 1, 2015

Melissa Wantz will make the commute from Ventura County to Harvard-Westlake each day to lead the upper school communications department, serve as the Chronicle and Big Red adviser and teach journalism...

Greg Hilliard becomes Director of Alumni Athletics

Ellis Becker September 1, 2015

Greg Hilliard, former head of the basketball program, has held the position of Director of Alumni Athletics since last spring and will be working to organize events to reconnect alumni athletes. Hilliard...

Anne Pyle starts first year at the Alumni Office

Claire Dennis September 1, 2015

Originally from eastern Washington, Anne Pyle started her first year at the Alumni Office Aug. 3. Pyle previously worked as the assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement at St. James School...

Adam Levine: English

Danielle Spitz September 1, 2015

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,...

Max Tash: Yearbook, Broadcast

Katie Plotkin September 1, 2015

After two years of working part-time livestreaming athletic events through HWTV alongside the athletic department, Max Tash will teach yearbook journalism courses and build a broadcast journalism program. “The...

Mastin to become principal of Laurence School

Nick Settelmayer May 27, 2015

Assistant Head of Middle School Paul Mastin is leaving at the end of the year to become the principal at the Laurence School in Valley Glen. After 23 years at Harvard-Westlake, Mastin has decided that...

Students win awards for Latin exam scores

Jesse Nadel May 27, 2015

Four students received awards for their scores on the National Latin Exam. Alexandra Liao ’15 and Howard Deshong ’17 were awarded certificates for their perfect scores on the March exam. Additionally,...

Yearbook adviser to attend nursing school

Katie Plotkin May 27, 2015

Middle School Communications Department Head Jen Bladen will be leaving Harvard-Westlake after nine years of advising the Vox Populi yearbook to go to community college to satisfy her requirements for...

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