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Annual Luncheon

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Hosted by Mira & Brian Lee, Lina & Michael Cohan, and Arry Yaghmai & Ahmad Moalej

Thank you to everyone who supported our event. We want to give a special thank you to admissions directors, heads of schools, and especially our event hosts who created this intimate afternoon gathering. The 50+ independent schools who are members of the Independent School Alliance value diversity on their campuses, and work hand-in-hand with ISA to promote a welcoming culture of inclusion.

In Special Attendance

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  • BERKELEY HALL SCHOOL

  • BRENTWOOD SCHOOL

  • CARLTHORP SCHOOL

  • CHADWICK SCHOOL

  • CHANDLER SCHOOL

  • THE CENTER FOR EARLY EDUCATION

  • CROSSROADS SCHOOL FOR ARTS AND SCIENCES

  • CURTIS SCHOOL

  • THE JOHN THOMAS DYE SCHOOL

  • POLYTECHNIC SCHOOL

  • VILLAGE SCHOOL

  • WESTRIDGE SCHOOL

  • WILDWOOD SCHOOL

Guest Speaker

Elizabeth McGregor

Elizabeth J. McGregor is head of school at Westridge School, an independent school for girls in grades 4-12 in Pasadena, CA.  She has spent her 40-year career in teaching and school administration, serving as associate head of school at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks before joining Westridge in 2009.  

McGregor’s career has encompassed teaching students from kindergarten through 12th grade in South Africa, New York, Connecticut, and Southern California.  One of the most formative experiences in her career was working with teachers in Johannesburg, South Africa, to support black African children as they integrated into government schools.

She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Coalition of Girls Schools, the California Association of Independent Schools, and the California Teacher Development Collaborative, and serves as chair of the Advisory Board of Partnership for Success!, a partnership between the Pasadena Unified School District and four local independent schools.

Born and raised in England, McGregor earned a Bachelor of Education degree and Certificate in Education from the University of London. She holds a Masters of Education degree from Teachers College, Columbia University.