BHUSD Installs New Board of Education at Organizational Meeting

BHUSD Installs New Board of Education at Organizational Meeting 

Last night The Beverly Hills Unified School District (BHUSD) installed the new Board of Education at our Organizational Meeting.

City of Beverly Hills Councilmember Lili Bosse led the meeting in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a performance from the BHHS Madrigals. Noa Brenner, President of the Vocal Music Program, introduced the BHHS Madrigal performance Still, Still, Still, directed by Bill Bradbury and Ethan Smith and produced by KBEV.


Outgoing President, Isabel Hacker, was recognized with a formal Resolution passed 4-0 and farewelled by her colleagues. Outgoing Board Member, Mel Spitz, was then farewelled by his colleagues. Finally, Dr. Bregy, BHUSD Superintendent, shared his thanks and gratitude.

The Installation of the Newly Elected Board Members and the Re-Elected Board Member then took place followed by the Oath of Office. The Oath of Office was administered for Mary Wells by Dr. Michael Bregy, Superintendent. The Oath of Office for Noah Margo was administered by former BHHS Principal, Dave Jackson. The Oath of Office for Dr. Amanda Stern was administered by Kevin Painter, Hawthorne Elementary School Assistant Principal.


The Ceremonial Installation of the new President, Rachelle Marcus, occurred with City Councilmember, Lili Bosse, administering the Oath of Office. This was followed by the Ceremonial Installation of the new Vice President, Tristen Walker-Shuman, with her husband, David Shuman, administering the Oath of Office.

Board Members Mary Wells and Dr. Amanda Stern are new to the BHUSD Board of Education.


Mrs. Mary Wells is a long-time Beverly Hills resident. She has successful experience in construction management representing owners. Since 2016, she has served as a member of the BHUSD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee supervising school development projects funded by bond Measures E and BH. Prior to that, Wells worked in marketing for The Walt Disney Company. Mary is married to attorney John Hanover. Together they have three adult children, including a BHUSD alumna.


Dr. Amanda Stern is a school psychologist working throughout the greater Los Angeles area. She received her Doctorate and Master’s from Harvard University and currently works with children in and out of schools. Amanda is a published author concerning adolescent psychology and current issues. Amanda has lived in Beverly Hills for nearly two decades and her children are BHUSD students.
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