The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

McCullough departs to pursue a new career

Tanisha Gunby June 5, 2020

After teaching The World and Europe II and United States History classes for the past three years, history teacher Pat McCullough will leave the school to pursue a career in instructional design and educational...

Schroeder to retire after 29 years to enjoy her hobbies

Amelia Scharff June 5, 2020

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...

Bergman plans to leave to teach at Geffen Academy at UCLA

Sarah Mittleman June 4, 2020

History teacher Elizabeth Bergman will depart from the Upper School to continue her career at Geffen Academy at the UCLA next year. Bergman joined the history department this past fall, and taught Advanced...

Salamandra to retire after 41 years of teaching at the school

Joie Zhang June 4, 2020

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...

McClain to work remotely from Washington

Sandra Koretz June 3, 2020

After 13 years at the school, Upper School Scheduler, Chair of the Upper School Faculty Academic Committee (FAC) and science teacher Krista McClain will move to Seattle, Washington with her family in...

Hinden to retire after 30 years at the school

Siobhan Harms June 3, 2020

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,...

Stewart to move back to Seattle, will teach chemistry

Madison Huggins June 1, 2018

Science teacher Chelsea Stewart will leave the school to continue her passion for teaching Chemistry at Lakeside School in her hometown of Seattle, Wash. "I have had a fantastic time at the school and...

O’Malley to retire after 39 years, pursue screenwriting

Ryan Albert June 1, 2018

After 39 years teaching photography and video art, Upper School Visual Arts Teacher Kevin O’Malley will leave the school at the end of this year to pursue his career as a screenwriter in Maine. O’Malley...

Halkett departs from ‘friendly and caring’ community

Joanna Im June 1, 2018

Upper school history teacher Nini Halkett will be leaving the department after 30 years at the school. She plans to travel to the places she has taught about in AP Human Geography and International Relations,...

Neisser to retire, travel the world in his free time

Anusha Mathur June 1, 2018

History teacher Ken Neisser will retire after 10 years of teaching at the school in order to relax, spend more time traveling with his wife and pursue interests he did not have time to focus on while teaching. "I...

Schuhl to teach, coach at Thacher School

Sarah Reiff June 1, 2018

After 16 years of teaching at the school, science teacher Dietrich Schuhl will be leaving Harvard-Westlake at the end of this year to work at the Thacher School in Ojai, Calif. At Thatcher, he will coach...

Hall to retire after 35 years at the school

Luke Schneider June 1, 2018

Visual arts teacher Marianne Hall will retire after 35 years at the school. Hall has taught The History and Art of Modern Europe and The World and Drawing and Painting I, as well as other eleventh and...

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