Cheryl Himmelstein

Cheryl Himmelstein

Born in Tucson, AZ, I've been a photographer since 1995 and started a family in Los Angeles in 2008. When my son was very young we spent most days outside in the garden. Seeing the impact on him, myself and his friends, I found myself falling in love with the possibilities and that's why I’m here today.

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
Art Center College of Design, Bachelor of Art in Photography

What is your highest degree held?
Bachelor of Arts

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I believe in the mission of Edible Schoolyard and hope to give students valuable life skills.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
Five years in Edible School yard. Photography classes and workshops since 1996.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
The community's common philosophy and vision.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
Honestly I didn’t have a favorite book in High School, I’ve always been most inspired by art, photography, hands on experiences and music.