Meet the Brawerman East Team

Head of School

In Fall 2016, Brandon Cohen excitedly began his role as Brawerman Elementary School’s Head of School. A California native, he - like many of Brawerman’s alumni - attended Harvard-Westlake School, eventually moving on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After a brief stint as an airline pilot, Brandon’s passion for educational leadership led him to pursue his graduate degree at the University of California – Los Angeles from the Principal Leadership Institute. His dedication and passion for educating children led him to serve as a teacher and school administrator for 13 years, including principal of the highly regarded Los Angeles Unified School District Downtown Magnets High School. 

His biggest goal as Head of School is to continue the tradition of fostering a supportive community and nurturing environment for students, families and faculty.

 

Brandon Cohen

Brandon Cohen

Head of School

Leadership Team

Nadine Zysman

Nadine Zysman

Assistant Head of School, Principal, Brawerman East
Noa Grant

Noa Grant

Assistant Principal
Danielle Sebring

Danielle Sebring

Assistant Principal
Chris Donohoe

Chris Donohoe

Director of Admissions
Rebecca Spain

Rebecca Spain

Director of Advancement

Faculty & Staff

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Will Alvarado

Will Alvarado

Music Specialist
Lindsay Astor-Grant

Lindsay Astor-Grant

Occupational Therapist
Miri Avraham

Miri Avraham

Hebrew Specialist
Alexis Barbag

Alexis Barbag

Grade 3 Co-Teacher
Isai German

Isai German

Innovation Specialist
Carly Handelman

Carly Handelman

Kindergarten Co-Lead Teacher
Yonit Harounian

Yonit Harounian

Hebrew Specialist
Jordan Heller

Jordan Heller

Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Luke Heller

Luke Heller

Grade 5 & 6 Co-Teacher
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We provide an unparalleled educational experience rooted in Jewish values – inspiring innovative thinking, empowering responsible leadership, and honoring individuality within a nurturing community.

About Us

Brawerman East is an intimate environment with small class sizes where teachers get to know and truly care about the children. 

We are a tight-knit community with a high level of collaboration among the faculty and an active parent body, committed to learning and using innovative pedagogy.