Our Principal

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Dr. Harari loves being part of the community at Hebrew Academy, and is continually excited about the ever-improving educational program for our students at the school.  Each year, Dr. Harari looks forward to getting to know each and every student, 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.

Dr. Harari is continuing the tradition of excellence at the Hebrew Academy into the future!