BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President

Justin Brown joined the FOWHE Board in June, 2019.

Justin and his wife, Christina, have been parents at the school since 2012, when their oldest of three sons, Griffin, began TK. They are very excited to watch Griffin graduate 5thgrade on June 6th! Their two younger boys, Callum and Steffen, are finishing third and second grades, respectively.

 

This will be Justin’s second term serving on the Board, after previously serving as Vice President and Co-President in 2013 – 2015. Justin also participated on the Hiring Committee for a previous Principal, and served as a Room Parent one year. He has worked closely with both LAUSD and the City of West Hollywood to advocate for families in the community. Christina currently serves as the Room Parent Coordinator, overseeing all of the room parents for each of the classrooms.

 

Justin is excited to rejoin the Board and to build on the terrific work done by the previous Board. He looks forward to meeting new families and engaging them to be a part of what makes our school the incredible place that it is-- a culture and a sense of community achieved through parent volunteers working in close collaboration with our wonderful teaching staff, Principal and administrators.

Luke Schugren

Vice President

Luke Schugren joined the FOWHE board in January, 2019.

A California native, Luke grew up in the Bay Area but has spent time in the City of Angels visiting relatives from an early age.  The Schugren family has been at WeHo since 2013, currently a son in 5th grade, a son in 3rd grade and a daughter in Kinder.  A new puppy keeps Luke busy roaming Runyon canyon when he isn't organizing baseball leagues.  

Rachel Schmeidler

Treasurer

Rachel Schmeidler joined the FOWHE Board in January, 2019.

Rachel spends her days in both the art and business  world.  She is the lucky mother of two amazing kids and the FOWHE Treasurer.

Jordana Holdridge

Director of Communications

Jordana Holdridge joined the FOWHE Board in October 2017. As a new parent to the school, she jumped right in, excited to take an active role in this amazing community. She is also room parent for her daughter’s 1st grade class and was on the Halloween committee. She is very excited that her youngest child will be attending WHE in TK next year!

Jordana started her own business 15 years ago and continues to manage artists in the beauty, style and entertainment industry.  

Brigett Levine

Fundraising Committee

Brigett joined the FOWHE Board in January 2018.

A native of Montana, Brigett Levine moved all over the US growing up in 9 cities, 7 schools, 2 high schools, and a partridge in a pear tree. But, moving from Seattle to LA almost 20 years ago practically makes her a native Angelino, right!?  Brigett and her husband found West Hollywood Elementary in 2013 when their son started TK. With their daughter starting Kinder in the Fall of 2018, contributing to WeHo has become a true family affair.

 

Brigett loves being involved with the school and its wonderful community! She has served as a room parent for 3 years, the room parent coordinator for 2, the head of the Art Show committee for 2, and tries to lend a hand whenever and wherever it’s needed.

In whatever spare time is left, Brig loves hanging with friends, dance parties with her family, and putting arm bars on her hubby.

Jessica Shiffman

​Grants Committee

Jessica joined the FOWHE Board in January 2018.

Jessica Shiffman joined the FOWHE Board in January 2018. She has been involved with West Hollywood Elementary since 2014 when her oldest daughter started Kindergarten. Her youngest joined the WEHO family this school year and Jessica has been an active parent volunteer during this time. From room parent to Halloween co-chair, she always makes time for WEHO events and fund raising activities.

 

A graduate from USC, Jessica brings her business experience in marketing, advertising, budgeting and event planning. Currently, Jessica is the founder/partner of Baby JaR, a line of luxurious baby accessories and gifts. When not at WEHO or at the Baby JaR offices, she can usually be found hiking Runyon Canyon, finding inner peace in a yoga class or competing for first place in family game night. 

Missi Stein

Community Committee

Missi joined the FOWHE Board in January 2018.

Missi Stein is originally from New York City and moved to Los Angeles in the 5th grade. Her very first school in Los Angeles was West Hollywood Elementary.  Missi met her very first friend at West Hollywood Elementary and 30 plus years later they are still besties.   As you can imagine this school is very close to her heart. 

Missi has an amazing husband and 2 wonderful kids in the 7th and 3rd grade. She is so excited to finally have the time to dedicate to our kids, by serving on the FOWHE board. Through the 9 years her kids have attended West Hollywood Elementary, she has volunteered in many areas.   Missi was a room parent for 3 years, assembly coordinator, on the culmination committee for her daughter and was also point parent for the Catalina trip that year. She looks forward to meeting all of you and is super excited to be a part of the FOWHE board.  Missi is ready to really help this school stay wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lee Bartlett

Lee Bartlett joined the FOWHE Board in January, 2019.

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