Behind Every Great Student…

At Geffen Academy, our faculty and staff are reflective practitioners with deep experience who are committed to supporting students’ ideas, passions and academic interests.

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  • Sibyll Carnochan Catalan

    Ph.D.

    Head of School

    Prior to joining UCLA, Sibyll created and led a fellowship for outstanding public school teachers and principals from across the country.

  • Michael Albertson

    Ed.D.

    Music Department Chair

    Michael taught music in New York City public schools for 11 years. He served on the New York State School Music Association Research Committee and Diversity Committee…

  • Lupita Alvarado

    Human Resources Coordinator

    Lupita has worked as a human resources professional for more than 15 years, most recently at UCLA in Campus Human […]

  • Elizabeth Ashforth

    Elizabeth Ashforth

    Ph.D

    Science Department Chair

    For the past nine years, Elizabeth was a science instructor at the Marlborough School. She is currently Program Head of its Leonetti O’Connell Honors Research in Science Program…

  • Christopher Barker

    B.A.

    Accounting and Budget Analyst

    Prior to joining the Geffen Academy team, Chris worked for the Financial Affairs unit in the Dean’s Office of the […]

  • Susan Beeson

    J.D.

    Director of Development

    Before joining Geffen Academy, Susan spent more than a decade at Harvard-Westlake School, where she was the Director of Alumni Relations for six years. Previous to that role, she was Associate Director…

  • Fay Bevans

    B.A.

    Campus Operations Manager

    Fay has been at UCLA for more than 30 years, serving as an office manager, executive assistant, administrative analyst and, most recently, a senior personnel analyst.

  • Aaron Bright

    Aaron Bright

    M.A.

    Middle School (Blue) Boys Basketball Coach - Winter 2018

    Aaron is a 2010 graduate of Bellevue High School in Bellevue, Washington. He received a full-ride basketball scholarship to Stanford […]

  • Tony Brown

    Middle School (Gold) Boys Basketball - Winter 2018

    Tony was born in Louisiana, where he went to Bossier City High School. Tony played JV and Varsity Basketball and […]

  • Meg Buzzi

    M.F.A.

    Chief Information & Strategy Officer

    For the last five years, Meg has led the Opus Project at UCLA, which is the first enterprise faculty information system ever built for the campus. For 15 years, she has managed enterprise technology in large organizations…

  • Jack Caughey

    Ph.D.

    English Department Chair

    Jack graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in philosophy from Bates College and earned an M.A. in English from the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • Maggie Chen

    Educator - World Languages

    Maggie is a member of the Leadership Team of the California Department of Education’s World Language Project. For 5 years, […]

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