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Faculty and Staff


Gregory W. Kovacs

Head of School

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M.B.A., University of Southern California (USC)
B.A., University of California, Irvine

    Dr. Lauren Plant



    Ed.D., UCLA
    M.A., Pepperdine University 
    B.A., University of Washington


      Randi Riddle

      Director, Early Childhood Education Center

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        Anthea Canes

        Assistant Principal, Judaic Studies and Programs

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        M.A. Ed., America Jewish University
        B.A., University of Cape Town
        Honors in Education, University of Witwatersrand


          Sara Goren

          Hebrew Coordinator & Elementary School Hebrew Teacher

          Al Fields

          Athletic Director and Physical Education

          Cherie Friedman

          K-2 Division Coordinator & Elementary School General Studies

          Tricia Xavier

          Director of Admissions


          B.F.A., California Institute of the Arts

            Sarah Suddleson

            3-5 Division Coordinator & Elementary School General Studies

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            M.A., California State University, Northridge
            B.A., California State University, Northridge

              Arnold Rudnick

              Director of Finance

              Tamara Shapiro

              Director of Finance

              Jesus Rivera

              Plant Manager

              Office & Support Staff

              Leslie Mergen

              Office Assistant

              Donald Dorson

              IT Manager

              Jamie Katz


              Ingrid Schwartz

              Office Coordinator

              Raymond Shitrit

              Campus Aide


              Ethel Altug

              Early Childhood Education Center

              Eden Lavy

              Elementary School Aide

              Kathy Carlson

              Middle School Social Studies

              Jaclyn Gorney

              Early Childhood Education Center

              Katherine Hoshyarsar

              Middle School Math & Student Achievement

              Raj Kaur

              Early Childhood Education Center

              Rachel Mercado

              Middle School Science and Math

              Sharone Oren

              Elementary School General Studies

              Michael Pelavin

              Music Director

              Jessica Rosner

              Elementary School General Studies

              Heidi Segal

              Early Childhood Education Center

              Orit Shabo

              Early Childhood Education Center

              Ravit Shemesh

              Hebrew & Judaic Studies

              Leslie Steier

              Early Childhood Education Center

              Mor Tiv

              Early Childhood Education Center

              Jenny Winderlinch

              Art Specialist