Leadership and Contacts

Board of Trustees 2018-19

Chair/President:
Neil Wertlieb
 
Secretary:
Tom Gilder
 
Officers:
Ted Fikre
Nancy Glaser
Elliot Gordon '74
Emily Kovner Moss '91
Alex Kwit
Perrie Weiner
 
Treasurer:
Bennett Rosenthal
 
Parent Guild Representative
Michelle Taub
 
Faculty Representative 
Carrie Creighton

Members
Ed Gargiulo
Jordan Kaplan
Nora Malone
Maria Mancuso Gersh
Debbie Markiles
Allison Mirkin
Rich Pachulski
Michael Parks
Andrew Schwartzberg
Maxine Stratton
Karol Watson
Brian Weitman
At Windward, as in most independent schools, decision-making authority at the highest level resides in a volunteer Board of Trustees, whose membership often includes current parents. The Board of Trustees does not intervene in the daily affairs of the School, such as curriculum development and hiring, evaluating, or firing of faculty members and staff.

Instead, the Board focuses on three areas critical to the success of any independent school:
  1. It selects, evaluates, and supports the Head of School, to whom it delegates authority to manage the School;
  2. It develops broad institutional policies that guide the Head of School in running the School;
  3. It is accountable for the financial well-being of the School. In the conduct of its official business, the Board acts only as a whole; individual Trustees, including the Board Chair, have no authority to act unless specifically authorized to do so by the Board acting as a whole.

Faculty and Staff

Windward teachers are experts in their fields, driven to continuously hone their skills. More importantly, they are excited to teach and share their own love of learning with students. Faculty and students enjoy the discoveries of scholarship together in a positive, comfortable classroom environment. These strong relationships promote lasting bonds that are a hallmark of Windward’s learning community. This close bond between faculty and students is a cornerstone of a Windward education.

Please use the drop-down menu below and to the left to view faculty information, photos, biographies, and honors.

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Windward School is a 7-12, co-educational, independent day school in Los Angeles, California.