• Sharon Cuseo
    Sharon Cuseo
    Upper School Dean
    Sharon Cuseo
    Sharon Cuseo

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W: The incredible poise and dynamic personalities of the students (and parents and faculty…).

    Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird. Wanted to name one of my daughters Harper Lee. Got vetoed.

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: The little train and wooden carousel in Griffith Park

    Secret Dream Job: Lead in a Broadway Musical

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to learn to cook! Seriously, my poor family.

  • Camille da Santos
    Camille da Santos
    Coordinator of the Deans' Office
    Camille da Santos
    Camille da Santos

    Coordinator of the Deans' Office

    Favorite thing about H-W: The ever-increasing diversity of the student body

    Favorite Book: The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: The waterfalls in Solstice Canyon, Malibu

    Secret Dream Job: Host of a cooking show

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights.

  • Beth Slattery
    Beth Slattery
    Upper School Dean
    Beth Slattery
    Beth Slattery

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W: The fact that excellence in all forms (academic, athletic, artistic, etc.) is celebrated.

    Favorite Book: The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: Any baseball field, from Little League to Dodger Stadium.

    Secret Dream Job: ESPN SportsCenter Anchor

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to go surfing.

  • Lynn Miller
    Lynn Miller
    Coordinator of the Deans' Office
    Lynn Miller
    Lynn Miller

    Coordinator of the Deans' Office

    Favorite thing about HW: The vibrant HW community. Everyone (students, faculty/staff, parents) contributes to this interesting and dynamic school!

    Favorite Book: The Godfather….and Pride & Prejudice….and To Kill a Mockingbird  (who can choose just one??)

    Favorite Place in LA: Geoffrey’s, right on the beach

    Secret Dream Job: Zookeeper somewhere (anywhere) or head of a cosmetics company.

    Never had a chance to, but always wanted to: Take an African safari and visit the Galapagos Islands

  • Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones
    Upper School Dean
    Christopher Jones
    Christopher Jones

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W: The wonderful, welcoming, helpful people               

    Favorite Book: The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: The Counter – Never had a burger like it!

    Secret Dream Job: Head basketball coach for my hometown DePaul Blue Demons

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to… Travel to all the continents

  • Adam Howard
    Adam Howard
    Upper School Dean
    Adam Howard
    Adam Howard

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W: The students

    Favorite Book: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: Staples Center for LA Kings games

    Secret Dream Job: Writer

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to learn Gaelic.

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    Jamie Chan
    Upper School Dean
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    Jamie Chan

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W: The supportive community and the many opportunities available to the staff, faculty, and students to explore their interests  

    Favorite Book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho and anything written by Edgar Allen Poe

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: The grassy median along San Vicente and the bike path next to the beach

    Secret Dream Job: Adventure travel journalist

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to circumnavigate the world and be a contestant on the "Amazing Race." 

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    Celso Cárdenas
    Upper School Dean
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    Celso Cárdenas

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W: The HW community is comprised of passionate and curious individuals. I am inspired everyday by our students, parents, faculty and staff.

    Favorite Book(s):  “Drown” by Junot Diaz

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: The Hollywood Bowl, Runyon Canyon and Griffith Observatory.

    Secret Dream Job: Triple Threat: Actor, Dancer & Writer

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to back-pack all around South America.

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    Jennifer Cardillo
    Upper School Dean
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    Jennifer Cardillo

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W: The warmth and kindness of colleagues and students

    Favorite Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston or Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: Any farm-to-table restaurant

    Secret Dream Job: Literary Agent

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to learn to play steel drums

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    Maude Bond
    Upper School Dean
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    Maude Bond

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite Thing about HW: The contagious school spirit and the sincere dedication to inclusion

    Favorite Book: The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon

    Favorite Place in Los Angeles: My backyard

    Secret Dream Job: Playwright

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to: Skydive

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    Nia Kilgore
    Upper School Dean
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    Nia Kilgore

    Upper School Dean

    Favorite thing about H-W:  The word “joyful” in our Mission Statement. I think it gives all of us permission to remember to love what we do in the classroom, darkroom, dance studio, main stage, athletic field and pool, and the forgotten spaces like Administrative offices, cafeteria and bookstore.

    Favorite Book: Bel Canto, by Ann Patchett

    Favorite place in Los Angeles: Griffith Observatory, the beaches, DTLA (because art, restaurants, historic culture), driving up any canyon or mountain.

    Secret Dream Job: Travel Writer who writes and produces movies on the side.

    I’ve never had a chance to, but I’ve always wanted to… Have a Hollywood-like shopping spree on Rodeo, afternoon tea, the day capped off at the spa and later dinner at an LA hotspot.