Director of Admission
As a former Vice President of the Wise Parents Association and a parent of one Elementary School student and one Milken Community High School student, Beth Behar is well-qualified to serve as Director of Admission of Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School. Beth earned her Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University.
Upon graduation from college, Beth worked in public relations for CNN in London. After returning to Los Angeles, Beth served as a fundraiser for Dianne Feinstein’s US Senate Campaign. She went on to work on the statewide campaigns of Gray Davis and John Garamendi. Beth then moved to San Francisco to help run a capital campaign to build a new assisted living facility for the Home for Jewish Parents. She then returned to Los Angeles as the Program Officer for The Streisand Foundation.
Beth grew up in the Los Angeles area and attended Beverly Hills High School.
Associate Director of Admission and School Registrar
Samantha Powell has been a member of the Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School staff since 2000 and has served as the School Registrar since 2002.
While serving as School Registrar, Samantha has continued her education, receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and completing her Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Samantha currently serves as the Elementary School Associate Director of Admission and School Registrar for all Stephen S. Wise Temple Schools.