List of 5 items.

  • Alona Scott, Head of School

    A native Angeleno and alumna of Marlborough School, Ms. Scott holds an AB in religion from Princeton University (cum laude) and two masters in education – the first in reading and literacy from Bank Street College and another in private school education from Columbia University, Teachers College. Since 2013, she has been the Head of School at Keys School in Palo Alto. Prior to that, Ms. Scott served as the Director of Middle School at the Hackley School, in Tarrytown, New York, and the Head of the Lower School at La Jolla Country Day School, in La Jolla, California. As a trustee at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos, she served as co-chair of the rabbinic transition and vision committees and a member of the strategic planning and trustee nomination committees.

    Alona may be reached at (818) 783-1610 ext. 701 or by email at
  • Lolli Lucas, Assistant Head of School

    Lolli Lucas comes to Buckley from Laguna Blanca in Santa Barbara; before that she was Upper School Director at Sierra Canyon School in Chatsworth and Director of College Counseling at Brentwood School. A graduate of Vassar College majoring in psychology, Lucas also earned a doctorate in educational leadership from UCLA.

    Lolli can be reached at (818) 783-1610 ext. 702 or by email at
  • Gillian Bush, Head of Upper School

    Gillian Bush comes to Buckley this year from Windward School, where she served as the Associate Director of the Collegiate Division (grades 11-12) and a college counselor and science teacher since 2017. Her strong commitment to equity and fairness has resonated throughout her career in her work as an AP teacher, administrator, and college counselor. Gillian also taught at Polytechnic School and Harvard-Westlake School and served as executive director of Partnership for Success!, a collaboration between public and independent schools in Pasadena that funds summer enrichment for public school students. Her additional experience as a courtroom lawyer and restaurant owner have given her the tools, perspective, and empathy to handle everything from restorative justice to customer service!

    Gillian may be reached at (818) 783-1610 ext. 730 or by email at
  • Gregg Sacon, Interim Head of Middle School

    Gregg Sacon has been at Buckley for 15 years – first as a Middle School math teacher and then as assistant head of Middle School before taking on the role of interim Middle School Head this year. While assistant head, Gregg has worked closely with the Lower School to bridge the divisions and ease the fifth to sixth grade transition. He also piloted the eighth grade Passion Projects program, developed the Design Lab elective, built out the Exploratory program, and created the Middle School Makerspace. He has also renovated the Nature Trail in recent years, working with students to maintain it and build an outdoor classroom. Before coming to Buckley, Gregg taught at the Churchill School in New York City. He is a Boston native and a graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University.

    Gregg may be reached at (818) 783-1610 ext. 774 or by email at
  • Adrienne Parsons, Head of Lower School

    Adrienne Parsons began as a second-grade teacher in Buckley’s Lower School in 1988. She was named assistant principal in 1993, and she directed the Buckley Preschool from 1997 through 2004. In 2001, she became principal of the Lower School. Adrienne holds a bachelor's degree in education from Northwestern University and a master’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. For six years she served on the school board of Good Shepherd School in Beverly Hills. She now serves on the Culver City Unified School District Tri-Selpa Committee.

    Adrienne may be reached at (818) 783-1610 ext. 760 or by email at

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Administrative Team

List of 14 members.

  • Photo of Joseph Blassberg

    Joseph Blassberg 

    Director of College Counseling
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 736
  • Gillian Bush 

    Head of the Upper School
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 730
  • Photo of Dave Carter

    Dave Carter 

    Director of Human Resources
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 725
  • Photo of Curtis Covington

    Curtis Covington 

    Director of Physical Plant
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 765
  • Photo of Lolli Lucas

    Lolli Lucas 

    Assistant Head of School
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 702
  • Photo of Adrienne Parsons

    Adrienne Parsons 

    Head of the Lower School
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 760
  • Photo of George Russo

    George Russo 

    Dean of Students
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 738
  • Photo of Gregg Sacon

    Gregg Sacon 

    Assistant Head of the Middle School
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 774
  • Photo of Sally Sacon

    Sally Sacon 

    Director of Communications
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 767
  • Photo of Shelly Schroth

    Shelly Schroth 

    Director of Advancement
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 747
  • Photo of Alona Scott

    Alona Scott 

    Head of School
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 701
  • Photo of José Tagle

    José Tagle 

    Director of Technology
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 754
  • Photo of Lisa Turchan

    Lisa Turchan 

    Chief Financial and Operating Officer
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 720
  • Photo of Ralinda Watts

    Ralinda Watts 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion/Associate Director of Admission
    (818) 783-1610 ext. 769