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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” -Benjamin Franklin 

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela 

Committee Members:

  • Heather Tuttle – Chairperson
  • Michele Cooley-Strickland, M.Ed., Ph.D. – Vice-Chairperson
  • Andrew Kamm
  • Sylvia Wilson
  • Zach Siglow
  • Fred Puza
  • Eric Davidson – Community Member
  • Denny Schneider – Community Member


To represent the NCWP stakeholders in helping support and enhance:

  1. Elementary, middle, and high schools located in Westchester, Playa del Rey and Playa Vista; and
  2. The relationship with local Westchester/Playa colleges and universities


To engage the community in support of advancing the success of the local elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as that of the local colleges and universities. The NCWP Education Committee endeavors to represent the NCWP stakeholders in helping support local schools by enhancing:

  1. School resources;
  2. Students’ educational experiences;
  3. Parental involvement; and/or
  4. Community partnerships.

Want to Know More about us? See our aricle in the HomeTown News – Back to School edition pp. 13-14:…

Upcoming Neighborhood Council Education Committee Meetings: (The public is strongly encouraged to attend)

  • Westchester/Playa del Rey/Playa Vista Neighborhood Council Education Committee: Metings are held every fourth Wednesday of the month in the Westchester Municipal Building Community Room, 7166 W. Manchester Avenue (at the corner of Lincoln Boulevard), Los Angeles, California 90045. The public is encouraged to attend. Meetings for 2019 are held from 6:30-8pm.

Charter Schools in Los Angeles

Questions about Charter Schools’ Facilities Information and Proposition 39?

Learning Disabilities Information

Free downloadable resource from the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), “Dyslexia in the Classroom: What Every Teacher Needs to Know (2013)”

Westchester Recreation Center