February 24, 2024 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica’s New Roads School Names New Head Of School:

After 18 years at the helm of New Roads School in Santa Monica, Dr. David Bryan will step down as President and Head of School at the end of the current school year.

He will be succeeded by Walter Landberg, currently Head of School at the Innovation Academy Charter School in Tyngsboro, Massachusetts.

“New Roads is a unique place and has, since its inception, navigated the complexities of challenge, opportunity and imagination,” Dr. Bryan said. “We are expanding and building new facilities, and we remain fully committed to our founding mission of providing engaged and innovative progressive education to a diverse community representing the full cultural richness of Los Angeles.”

Dr. Bryan said Landberg had demonstrated the rare combination of vision and talents to imagine and create an ever more dynamic New Roads.

During his tenure at Innovation Academy, Landberg presided over the expansion of the school from 175 students in grades 5-8 to more than 600 students in grades 5-12.

In addition, he orchestrated the purchase of the school’s 200-acre permanent home and oversaw development of a master plan for the property and implementation of the first phases of campus construction and expansion.

“My work at Innovation Academy has prepared me well to help New Roads take full advantage of the opportunities the school will have in the years to come,” Landberg said. “I truly look forward to working with the impressive team that has been assembled at New Roads School, and to building on the school’s already strong presence in the Los Angeles community.”

Landberg embarked on his career in education as a young Teach for America elementary school teacher in the Oakland Unified School District.

He remained involved with Teach for America throughout his varied teaching career until becoming Head of School at Innovation Academy in 2001.

Landberg credits the Jesuit tradition underlying his education at College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts with imbuing in him a deeply-rooted belief in the importance of “service to others.”

Landberg expressed his reasons for joining New Roads School.

“The progressive mission of New Roads School, combined with the school’s commitment to academic excellence and to serving students from diverse backgrounds inspired my initial interest in seeking the role of Head of School,” he said. “After meeting the students, parents, staff, faculty and members of the board, I sensed a tremendous enthusiasm and genuine commitment to the mission and goals of the school. These are passionate people, who care deeply about a wonderful mission and I’m thrilled that I’ve been selected to join them in this work.”

The Board of Trustees of New Roads School conducted an extensive search for a replacement for David Bryan after his announcement last spring that this school year would be his last at New Roads.

in News
Related Posts

(Video) Baltaire’s DJ Brunch is Ready to Make Your Weekend Fabulous

February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

Baltaire is America’s Favorite Neighborhood Steakhouse. A Contemporary Restaurant in Brentwood With Classic Genes, Baltaire Is Where to Enjoy Brunch...

During Lean Times for the City, Certain Staff Members Slated to Get Hefty Raises

February 23, 2024

February 23, 2024

Proposed Equity Adjustments Raise Questions Amid Budgetary Concerns The next Santa Monica City Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday,...

Blue Bus Seeks Input on How to Improve Service

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

Through Brighter Blue, Big Blue Bus Aims to Develop a Strategic Plan for Implementing System Enhancements Over Five Years Santa...

Amid Delays, House of Pies Sets New Opening Date for Venice Spot

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

For About a Year, the Development’s Construction Has Seemingly Been Inactive By Zach Armstrong House of Pies, a popular L.A....

(Video) Russian River’s Pliny the Younger 2024 at Father’s Office in Culver City

February 22, 2024

February 22, 2024

Russian River’s Pliny the Younger 2024  at Father’s Office in Culver City. The ticket got you two pours of the...

Culinary Bliss Awaits: Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Debuts in Santa Monica

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Santa Monica Pier Welcomes the Inaugural Los Angeles Wine & Food Festival Santa Monica is set to become the birthplace...

Indulge Your Cookie Cravings and Support Local Scouts: Girl Scout Cookie® Sales Now Open

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Multiple Ways to Purchase Iconic Cookies and Make a Difference You can satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie® cravings this season...

Popular Coffee & Tea Franchise Opens Another Santa Monica Spot

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

The News Comes Four Months After the Announcement of Its Third Santa Monica Outpost By Zach Armstrong Coffee Bean &...

Bruce Lurie Gallery Unveils “Give Us Our Flowers” Exhibition

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Philoche’s painting style incorporates vintage subjects to convey a tribute to the resilience of human spirit.  Bruce Lurie Gallery presents...

Portraiture Masterclass with Renowned Photographer Coming to Venice Beach

February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024

Participants will explore the boardwalk alongside Alan, honing their creativity and engaging with the local community. Renowned photographer Alan Shapiro...

“Women in Jazz” Event at the Moss Theater to Benefit College Scholarship Program

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

The Scholarship Trains Students to be Ambassadors for Antiracist Learning and Teaching Los Angeles-based jazz vocalist Amber Weekes, an alumna...

Countdown to the 30th Annual SAG Awards: Celebrating Excellence in Film and TV

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

SAG Awards Ceremony Set for Feb. 24, 2024, to be Globally Streamed on Netflix The anticipation for the 30th Annual...

“20’s/20s” Exhibit at ARCANE to Showcase Emerging Artists’ Work

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

The Featured Artists Were All in Their Twenties During the 2020s ARCANE Space is set to host an exhibition showcasing...

(Video) If Not Now Los Angeles Protest at Vice President Kamala Harris’ Home in Brentwood

February 20, 2024

February 20, 2024

The group held a Shiva or Jewish mourning ceremony as a protest. @smmirrornews If Not Now Los Angeles Protest at...

Atmospheric River Update for Los Angeles, Santa Monica, and Malibu for February 19

February 19, 2024

February 19, 2024

Road Closures, Mudslides, and Heaviest Rainfall of This Storm Still on the Way The City of Los Angeles intensified its...