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April 29, 1925 - November 22, 2021
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ROSALYN R. SHOSTAK HEYMAN
Rosalyn R. Shostak Heyman is a community leader, philanthropist and lifelong professional educator having served as teacher, consultant, principal, and assistant superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. She served as the assistant superintendent, secondary education from 1982 to 1990. Prior to the appointment she had been principal of Berendo Junior High School in Los Angeles from 1974 to 1982.
During her tenure as an educator, she brought many innovations to her district such as establishing the first computer-based classes in the nation and creating mini-courses for enriched, targeted learning. She produced a video algebra course, launched career center programs for high school seniors, and has published numerous courses, articles, and multimedia presentations.
Ms. Heyman has received many awards in her profession among which are: the American Educators Medal from the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, the Los Angeles Mayor’s Apple Award, Los Angeles County Citizen of the Month, the Human Relations Commission’s Certificate of Merit, and the Principals’ Outstanding Service Award. She has been named the 2006 UCLA Outstanding Alumnus, School of Education, and Berendo Junior High named its auditorium in her honor.
Ms. Heyman has been a community activist and a supporter of many causes with her leadership and resources. She has served in such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, The Salvation Army, the Soroptimist Club of San Fernando Valley, and the Coordinating Council of Van Nuys, Sherman Oaks, and Encino. She is currently a UCLA Foundation governor.
Ms. Heyman earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1946 and her master’s degree in education in 1950, both from UCLA. Ms. Heyman is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.