The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Former Westlake Headmaster passes away

Tammer Bagdasarian June 27, 2019

Former Headmaster of Westlake School for Girls Nathan O. Reynolds ’51 died peacefully June 24, President Rick Commons said in an email to alumni, faculty and staff. “During his quarter century of...

Commons visits headmasters meeting

Jack Goldfisher February 12, 2014

President Rick Commons met with New York area alumni, trustees and donors before attending a Headmasters Association meeting in Philadelphia last week. The alumni came from Harvard and Westlake graduating...

Salamandra to pioneer new position

Chronicle Staff April 27, 2012

By Saj Sri-Kumar In 1979, a young science teacher came to 3700 Coldwater Canyon Avenue as one of 13 new faculty members that year. Thirty-three years later, Harry Salamandra is still here. "I didn’t...

Dartt to move to Seattle

May 25, 2011

By Eli Haims "I had no plans to ever become a teacher... it wasn’t something that I had even considered," said chemistry teacher Chris Dartt, who will be leaving at the end of the school year...

School to start in August for 2009-2010 year

November 12, 2008

By Lucy Jackson and Derek Schlom In July 2006, Thomas C. Hudnut traded in his Seaver office for a renovated house in the equivalent of the upper school campus’ backcountry, and Jeanne Huybrechts...

History teacher to retire after 40 Holmby Hills years

September 1, 2007

By Ariane Lange When middle school history teacher David Coombs first met Westlake Headmaster Nat Reynolds, it was all out of context. Coombs chatted with Reynolds at a California Christmas party...

Huybrechts reflects on first year

May 29, 2007

By Sophie Mancall-Bitel This year, for the first time, life at 3700 Coldwater Canyon was supposed to be guided by one unifying theme: the hard right vs. the easy wrong. The theme was the brainchild of...

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