Head of School
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Ilise Faye

On July 1, 2016, Ilise Faye became the new Head of School of the Hollywood Schoolhouse. While her position is new, Ilise is certainly familiar with the Hollywood School House and it’s community having begun her career in education as a preschool teacher at HSH 23 years ago. During her time at HSH, Ilise has spent time as a teacher in the classroom, head of admissions, Early Childhood Director and the assistant head of school, providing Ilise with a keen insight into every facet of successfully running the day-to-day operations of the Hollywood Schoolhouse. All of these rewarding experiences have served to nurture Ilise’s passion and commitment to continue her mission building a model independent school that will benefit its students long after their HSH experience.

A refugee of the upper midwest, Ilise moved to Los Angeles where she received her BA in English from CSUN with a minor degree in elementary education. She holds a Master certificate in Early Childhood education from UCLA along with Supervision and Administration. Ilise is an active member of CAIS as a presenter at various professional development workshops, as a former board member of professional development, and on accreditation teams for other CAIS schools.

Ilise is most excited about being a part of an incredible team of professionals dedicated to educating young minds through a creative lens.

Ilise finds joy hiking, practicing yoga, everything HSH and being with her family which includes her three children, her husband, and two dogs. She does not, however, find joy in trying to determine what her favorite anything is because she has many favorites. But in an attempt to offer insight, the following is a list of some of her faves.

Favorite Food:
Eggplant Parmesan
Favorite Book:
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Favorite Album:
Elvis Costello – Armed Forces
Favorite Song:
Give Me Love by George Harrison
Favorite HSH Event/Tradition:
Mulitcultural Day

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”
Joseph Campbell