Hello LAHSA Family!
My name is Cathy Kwan, and I am so excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Los
Angeles High School of the Arts. Having been part of the LAHSA community over the last 14
years as a teacher, coordinator, and assistant principal, I understand the importance of
advocating for our pilot school autonomies, maintaining a strong focus on Arts education,
building a strong instructional program, and cultivating strong relationships.
Moving into this next phase as principal of LAHSA, I remain committed to the safety, well-being,
and learning of our students and staff. I will celebrate your successes, small and large. I will
encourage you every day and let you know that you are valued and have a place in our school
community. I will work hard to ensure that our students are receiving the best instruction they
need to graduate and be able to attend college or enter the workforce with the information
and skills required.
Parents, I can’t wait to get to know you better, listen to your input, and help you navigate these
extremely important high school years with your children. My first Coffee with the Principal
meeting will be on Tuesday, March 8 at 5pm, and I hope to see you there!
These last few years have been challenging for all of us as we have had to deal with the
uncertainty of the pandemic, but I am ready to help lead our school from recovery into its next
phase of learning, growth, and success. I am thankful to have this opportunity to continue
growing with LAHSA. If you have any questions, my door is always open, so please do not
hesitate to reach out to me.
With love and respect,