Harriet Levine

Harriet Levine

Hollygrove Reading Specialist


Though I was born and raised in Los Angeles, much of my adult life was spent in Santa Barbara where I raised my two daughters and worked as a Reading Specialist with the Goleta Union School District. Family brought me back to LA 5 years ago and I am very happy to have become a part of the LCS Community. Reading (of course!)is one of my favorite free time activities, along with gardening, cooking, and hiking. I am an animal lover too, so enjoy caring for my 21 year old cat Tommy. Growing up, I always loved school, but I think my favorite subject was music. I love to sing and at one time I thought I might be a music teacher

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
USC, LMU, UCSB. With an emphasis on Urban Education and Reading and Literacy

What is your highest degree held?

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
Education chose me . . . seeing that ah-ha moment on the face of my students

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
35+ years

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
My favorite thing about LCS is the community . . . warm, inclusive, accepting.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The Happy Hollisters series