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Antoinette Brusca, Principal

A Message from WHES Principal Brusca

principalI am extremely excited to lead the wonderful group of teachers, office staff, support staff and parents at Woodland Hills Elementary. Woodland Hills Elementary School is one of the highest-ranking public schools in all of Los Angeles and much of the credit goes to all of you, the school community, for your commitment to excellence. Of course our extremely hard-working students at WHECES deserve a lot of credit, too!

As far as my professional background, I have 24 years of experience in education including 14 years with LAUSD.  One of my proudest accomplishments came the first year I worked in LAUSD when I helped lead students to a dramatic increase in API scores.

I have been fortunate to have a diverse and exciting public service career. I have worked at the district level as both a Coordinator and Director; managed a multi-million dollar grant; attracted a number of corporate and non-profit sponsorships; and best of all, taught elementary level students.

People who have worked with me have often said I have an energetic personality, which I cannot deny! I am proud to bring my “let’s make it happen together” philosophy to WHECES.

We have worked together to nurture our School for Advanced Studies Program with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  We successfully became an affiliated charter school which supported our goals to implement a school-wide, solid writing program,  a challenging, rigorous mathematics program, a coding, robotics and engineering program, and a school-wide individualized supplemental reading program.  Since becoming Principal, our school community was award accolades such as CA Distinguished School Status by the state of California, a Highly Rated Arts School by LAUSD, One of the Top Ten Schools of private, public and charter schools in the state of California according to Charter Schools Association, and the Bronze Award for Nutrition.

I will continue to bring my experience and passion to WHECES and continue to build upon the success the school has demonstrated. Please do not hesitate to call me anytime if you have questions, comments or concerns. And my door is always open, so just stop by and say hello.