Our Principal

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Dr Harari has been with The Hebrew Academy since 2016.  Along with 30 years of experience in education, she brings passion, commitment and a vision for our community that encompasses the highest level of academics and a strong Jewish education for every student.  She received her BA in psychology from University of California at San Diego, and completed a Master’s in Education, followed by a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara.  Her professional experience spans administrative leadership, teacher training in colleges and universities nation-wide, curriculum development and program design, research, and consulting. She has studied interpersonal communication for 25 years and has practiced as a parent educator, executive coach, and consultant. 

Confronted with the limits of public education, Dr. Harari turned to Jewish Day School education where she quickly realized the tremendous potential for whole-child education available in this setting. She leads our school in ongoing and continuous improvement driven by best practices and current educational pedagogy that drives excellence.  She emphasizes high academic achievement, integrating STREAM, emotional intelligence, and Habits of Mind that cultivate life-long learners.

Raised in Southern California with a strong commitment to education, “Tikkun Olam” (social justice) and an appreciation for diverse cultures.  She is a world traveler and a life-long learner, fascinated by language, culture, sociology, and history. She and her husband and her 3 sons enjoy hiking, the beach, skiing, travelling, reading, and learning together.  Her favorite past time is spending leisure time with her family.