Tami Weiser, Head of School
Tami Weiser has a rich background of educational experiences including serving as the Head of School at Heschel West Day School and Principal, of Palisades Elementary Charter School. Mrs. Weiser worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 22 years as Principal, Assistant Principal and Magnet Coordinator for a highly gifted magnet, Annenberg Grant Coordinator, and classroom teacher. She was selected to be an Education Leadership Fellow, where she had the opportunity to work on educational policy at the local Los Angeles level, the state level in Sacramento, and the national level with an experience in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, as well as the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education, and enjoys reading their professional growth literature and attending their national conferences. Most recently she attended The Art of Leadership conference at Harvard University, built around the theme of “Learn to Change the World.”
Mrs. Weiser is passionate about looking at the educational process through many lenses. Using a microscope, she enjoys working with teachers and students as she focuses on specific classroom lessons and individual student achievement. With a telescope, Tami takes on the challenge of looking at our school for a long-term vision and growth. And, there is a special pleasure in viewing Wise School through a kaleidoscope, as she turns each rotation to see the ever-evolving and beautiful community of students, teachers, administrators and parents. Mrs. Weiser lives by the philosophy that “Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.”
Mrs. Weiser holds a BA in Psychology, and a Master’s in Elementary Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a Master’s in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge. She is celebrating her 30th anniversary with her husband, Robert, and has two children, Michelle and Jordan. In her free time, Tami enjoys hiking, reading, playing mahjong and spending time with family and friends.