Dr. Lauren Plant
Head of Sinai Akiba Academy
A Los Angeles native, Dr. Plant served as Head of School at Westerly School in Long Beach, CA from 2018-2023. During her time there, she facilitated an innovative, strategic planning process, supported the development of signature educational programs, and helmed a
schoolwide focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Dr. Plant describes herself as “a relational leader who deeply values open communication, collaboration, and community partnership.” She sees the role of Head of School as, “a tireless steward of the institutional mission, and a leader working to align all community stakeholders toward reaching a shared vision.”
Dr. Plant received her doctorate in education from UCLA and her master’s in education from Pepperdine University. A lifelong educator and well-respected administrator across the Los Angeles independent school ecosystem, she brings strategic vision and a fresh perspective to Sinai Akiba Academy.