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Our Principal

Our Principal


Our Principal

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The Hebrew Academy is proud to introduce our principal Dr. Bryn Harari.

The search committee with the assistance of a prestigious educational placement agency researched and vetted the best candidates on a national level. Following the progress in the educational program that the school has experienced under the leadership of our previous principal Dr. Megan Carlson, the school wanted to continue on its successful path with an individual that would fit into the culture of the school and take the school to the next level of excellence. We are confident that we have found the ideal professional in Dr. Bryn Harari.

Dr. Harari is thrilled to join the community at Hebrew Academy, and is excited about learning and contributing to the ever-improving educational program for our students at the school.  She looks forward to getting to know each and every family and working closely with parents in deepening their commitment to the environment of learning at the Hebrew Academy.

Dr. Harari has been passionately committed to excellence in education for 25 years. She received her BA in psychology from UCSD, and completed a Master’s in Education, followed by a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.  Her professional experience spans administrative leadership, research, teacher training in colleges and universities, curriculum development and program design. 

As an educational leader Dr. Harari is dedicated to providing an environment where students are inspired to reach their academic and human potential while supporting teachers and families to create a highly effective learning environment that embraces high expectations together with connection, joy, and compassion.  She believes that achievement is realized when teachers and parents maintain high expectations and create supportive learning environments that address the individual needs of each child, and the community at large. 

Dr. Harari was raised in Southern California with a strong commitment to authentic learning, social justice and a love and appreciation for diverse cultures.  She is a world traveler and a life-long learner, fascinated by culture, sociology, and history.  She and her husband and her 3 sons enjoy hiking, beach walking, skiing, travelling, reading, and learning together.

We are most confident that Dr. Harari will continue the tradition of excellence at the Hebrew Academy into the future!




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