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Chris Rodenhizer
Chris Rodenhizer
Head of School

Food lover, Italian-Ophile, Traveler

California State University, Dominguez Hills, CA
M.A. Education Administration

California State University, Long Beach, CA
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
California State University, Long Beach, CA
B.A. Art

A professional educator for 20 years, Mr. Rodenhizer has served as teacher, literacy specialist, program facilitator, assistant principal, and principal. He has taught graduate level courses to educators on school culture and instructional leadership, as well as collaborative and responsive leadership.

Mr. Rodenhizer believes the future rests in the hands of our children.  Guiding them to work together in becoming tomorrow’s leaders and to lead with compassion and creativity should be the goal of today’s educators. Westerly is that unique place where the combination of a strong academic and social program, a caring and committed faculty and a community-like environment guides students toward a love of learning and future success.  Instruction in the visual and musical arts, physical education, and foreign language help build students’ creative confidence so they may be equipped with the skills to succeed in their future.

Mr. Rodenhizer enjoys a bit of travel, great food and friendships, and a little exercise here and there.  Most of all, however, he enjoys quiet time with his wife and college-aged daughter.

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Chris Rodenhizer
Head of School
Ana Jimenez
Director of Finance & Operations
Crystal Angulo
Director of Admissions and Advancement
David Perram
Director of Student Affairs
Lorelei Estrada
Instructor - Kindergarten
Nancy Cherin
Instructor - 1st Grade
Pedro Jimenez
Instructor - 2nd Grade
Irma Hamayan
Instructor - 3rd Grade
Lauren Takii
Instructor - 4th Grade
Gina Ashworth
Instructor- 5th Grade
Ke'Yuanda Robertson (Evans)
Instructor - Middle School Humanities
Allyson McCloud
Instructor - Middle School Mathematics
Joshua Melendez
Instructor - Spanish
Gregory Navarro-Pickens
Instructor - Art
Anthony Zuniga
Instructor - Physical Education
Tom Mitter
Instructor - Music
Jawaan Delaney
Teaching Associate/ Wildcat Staff
Lauren Magdaleno
Teaching Associate/ Wildcat Staff
Nathalie Mora
Teaching Associate

2950 East 29th Street Long Beach, CA 90806
562.981.3151 Fax 562.981.3153