From the President

Headquartered in California with team members nationwide, CalWest specializes in the placement of educators and school leaders throughout the western region of the United States. Over the years, we have excelled in building meaningful relationships with candidates and becoming trusted advisors to the independent school community. By partnering with us, you will experience the degree of time, energy, and personal involvement that we devote to each search.

In 2003, I joined CalWest to interview and recruit educators looking for their next position. My role grew and changed as the company flourished from a start-up to a fully established placement firm. I became President of CalWest in 2013 when my wife, Dawn, and I purchased the company. Today, our team is comprised of former heads of school, school leaders, educators, and industry professionals who work diligently to offer highly personalized services.

I invite you to explore our website and learn more about the CalWest experience.



The genesis of CalWest Educators was in 1994, when Lee Miller was hired by Teachers On Reserve as a part-time interviewer of potential substitute teachers for independent schools in the Los Angeles area. Within a year, she realized that there was a need to recruit permanent teachers as well and that became her full-time specialty with recruiting expanding all the way to the East Coast. In 2003, together with her husband, Steve, Lee created CalWest Educators Placement and widened its services to include recruiting and placement of heads of school and other senior leaders for private and independent schools throughout the western United States.