Jennifer Wharton

Year I Joined HSH: 2019

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

Education: New York University, BFA; UCLA/CSUN Teaching Credential; UCR, Educational Therapy

Why HSH? I started as an Ed. Therapy intern under Kaye Ragland, and eventually was invited to join the staff at HSH. I love the community and the whole-child approach to young learners.

What causes or non-profits do you support and why? BLM, Planned Parenthood and Abortion Access, AYSO youth soccer. I care deeply about equal rights and access for all human beings.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I won an Emmy for television writing.

What piece of advice would you give to a graduating sixth grader? Put your screen down and make a friend. Your friends will get you through the tough times and there will be tough times.

Favorite Quote: Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them.” – Lady Bird Johnson

Favorite Karaoke Song: Summer Lovin’ or Midnight Train to Georgia

Favorite Sports Team: Angel City Football Club (women’s soccer)