• Language Curriculum Design
• B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Wesleyan University
• International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
• American Historical Association (AHA)
• Modern Language Association (MLA)
• American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interviewer
Shoshanna received a B.A. Spanish and Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University and a Ph.D. in Spanish and Portuguese from Stanford University. She has been involved in the Los Angeles independent school community as a teacher, administrator, and parent for almost twenty years. She joined CalWest’s search and recruiting team in 2018 and enjoys working closely with hiring teams at diverse schools in Southern California and the Northwest to identify educators that share their schools’ values, cultures, and missions. She previously taught History and Spanish at Harvard-Westlake School and Spanish and Portuguese language, literature, and cultural studies at Stanford, USC, and UCLA. As Director of Instruction for an education company, Shoshanna hired and trained elementary language instructors while building relationships with independent school leaders. She is originally from Seattle and has two boys, one of whom is a senior at an independent school in Los Angeles.
While Shoshanna’s instructional expertise is in World Languages, History, and Government, she shares a breadth of experience leading searches for a variety of administrative and teaching positions, including elementary, middle, and high school Science, Language Arts/English, and Math and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion roles.