• Janine Jones
    Janine Hancock Jones
    Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Associate Director of Admission
    Janine Jones
    Janine Hancock Jones

    Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Associate Director of Admission
    Janine Hancock Jones joined the Harvard-Westlake community in 2012 as a parent. In 2015, she began working in the admission office as associate director of admission. Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she worked as a lawyer at several large law firms and served as senior advisor/deputy legal counsel to former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Janine’s primary role is to oversee and lead the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. This includes coordinating professional development for faculty and staff, working with department chairs to ensure a diverse curriculum for students, programming for the entire Harvard-Westlake community, and assisting with the hiring of a diverse faculty and staff. In the admission office, she works closely with prospective families throughout the application process and coordinates the Student Ambassadors program. Janine's husband, Chris Jones, is an upper school dean and their daughters, Taylor and Avery, are current students.
  • Jessica McKay
    Jessica McKay
    Assistant Director of Admission and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    Jessica McKay
    Jessica McKay

    Assistant Director of Admission and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Jessica McKay threaded her love of children, education, families, and books into a career as an educator and writer. After attaining her BA in English from Spelman College and MA in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College and teaching at various schools and grade levels in her hometown of Washington DC as well as New York City, Jessica began her career in Los Angeles as a 5th grade English teacher at the Center for Early Education. After that, Jessica was the Assistant Director of Admissions at Geffen Academy at UCLA within the first year of the school's founding and later became the Director of Outreach and Inclusion there. One year ago, Jessica stepped down from that position in order to help her young children transition back to school as it reopened post-virtual school and to pursue a longtime dream of publishing her first children's book, Always With You, Always With Me.

  • Jon Carroll
    Jon Carroll
    MS Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Dean
    Jon Carroll
    Jon Carroll

    MS Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    Jon has been involved in independent school education for the last twenty years since his first job as an elementary educator at Germantown Academy just outside of his hometown of Philadelphia. He went on to become a lead second grade teacher at Moorestown Friends School in New Jersey and then at Seven Arrows Elementary school in the Pacific Palisades upon landing in California in 2004. Throughout his time in schools, Jon has always immersed himself in DEI efforts both within the curriculum and in co-curricular activities. Upon finishing his Ph.D. in Urban Education at UCLA in 2010, Jon served as an adjunct professor at Occidental College in the Education Department before landing at Harvard-Westlake in 2012 as the Head of the Swimming Program. Jon joined the middle school Dean team in 2015. He has continued to supplement his work in schools with DEI initiatives such as serving on the Co-curriculuar Committee, helping to facilitate the Pollyanna Conference, the Diversity Recruitment Job Fair, Brown Bag lunch presentations, serving on the faculty of the Student Diversity Leadership Conference, and being a lead advisor for the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club.
  • Reb Limerick
    Reb Limerick
    US Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Visual Arts Teacher
    Reb Limerick
    Reb Limerick

    US Coordinator of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Visual Arts Teacher
    Reb L. Limerick joined the Harvard-Westlake community in 2019 as a member of the Visual Arts Department faculty. In addition to being a creative catalyst in the classroom teaching Video Art, Reb co-coordinates the annual Westflix Student Film Festival and the HWGo! Storytelling Adventures Program. Before taking HW by storm, Reb graduated with their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art and Social Practice while co-teaching such courses as "Making Sense of Climate Change: Science, Art, and Agency" at the University of Minnesota. Concurrently, Reb acted as an ambassador for This Free Life, an organization that fiercely advocated for tobacco-free lives for the LGBTQIA+ young adult community. Reb’s passions for earth, art, education, social justice, and their intersections are evident in her work and life. Reb practices and recognizes the importance of inclusive language as a key element in dismantling systems of oppression within everyday conversations. Reb is referred to with the gender-neutral honorific "Mx. Limerick" by their students, and feels comfortable with both they/them and she/her gender pronouns.
  • Sakura Takeda
    Sakura Takeda
    Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Human Resources Generalist
    Sakura Takeda
    Sakura Takeda

    Coordinator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | Human Resources Generalist
    Sakura Takeda joined the Harvard-Westlake community in 2019 working as part of the Human Resources and Benefits team in the business office. Prior to Harvard-Westlake, she worked in Human Resources in the IT/EdTech industries, specializing in onboarding, recruiting and employee engagement. In the business office, she works closely on the recruitment and onboarding of new employees. Sakura’s role is to serve as a member of the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion team, focusing on employees. This includes assisting with the hiring of diverse faculty and staff, coordinating the diversity recruitment fair, engaging employees in meaningful affinity groups, and creating a culture of belonging.