Tami Weiser joins our staff as Principal of the Elementary School, with a rich background of educational experiences. Most recently she held the position of Head of School at Heschel West Day School, and prior to that she was Principal of Palisades Elementary Charter School. Mrs. Weiser worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District for twenty-two years, serving as Principal, Assistant Principal, Magnet Coordinator for a highly gifted magnet, Annenberg Grant Coordinator, and classroom teacher. She was selected to be an Education Leadership Fellow, where she had the opportunity to fully understand educational policy at the local Los Angeles level, the state level in Sacramento, and the national level culminating with key meeting in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, as well as the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education. Mrs. Weiser enjoys reading their professional growth literature and attending their national conferences.
Mrs. Weiser is passionate about looking at the educational process through many lenses. Using a microscope, she enjoys working with teachers and students as she focuses on specific classroom lessons and individual student achievement. With a telescope, Tami takes on the challenge of looking at our school for long-term vision and growth. There is a special pleasure in viewing Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School through a kaleidoscope, as she turns each rotation to see the ever evolving, and colorful community of students, teachers, administrators and parents. Mrs. Weiser lives by the philosophy that, “Excellence is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” She is looking forward to merging her personal philosophy with the exceptional culture at Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School.
Mrs. Weiser holds a BA in Psychology, and a Masters in Elementary Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as a Masters in Educational Administration from California State University, Northridge. She is celebrating her 25th anniversary with her husband, Robert, and has two children, Michelle (20) and Jordan (17). In her free time, Tami enjoys traveling, exercise, reading, and spending time with family and friends.