Ilise Faye

Year I Joined HSH: 1993

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Education: California State University Northridge, BA in English, elementary education minor; UCLA, Masters certificate in Early Childhood Education along with Supervision and Administration; active member of the CAIS California Association of Independent Schools as a presenter, former board member of professional development, and on accreditation teams for other CAIS schools; extensive training and professional workshops through the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern; member of Heads Network; Chair of Los Angeles School Heads Steering Committee

Why HSH? Our commitment to honoring childhood and developing globally minded, kind, compassionate, and curious humans is why I have dedicated so much of my life's work to Hollywood Schoolhouse.

What causes or non-profits do you support and why? I support Project Angel Food and Making Caring Common through the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I have two tattoos, both to honor two very special people in my life who have passed on.

What piece of advice would you give to a graduating sixth grader? My hope for you is that you continue searching, learning, questioning, sharing, and listening, because one day you will be called upon to use all of your knowledge for good. Remember, we are always here rooting for you.

#WhoAreYou? #Grateful #GrowthMindset #LifelongLearner #CuriousNotCertain

Favorite Quote: "The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." –Joseph Campbell

Favorite LA Restaurant: Bestia DTLA

Favorite Karaoke Song: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Favorite Sports Team: LA Dodgers, Detroit Tigers