Leah Bass-Baylis, graduated from Spelman College in 1976
with a BA in Child Development. She
enjoyed a career in theater as a dancer, singer, actress, and
choreographer. Her credits include a stint
on the Broadway stage in The Tap Dance Kid, numerous national and international
tours, and performing at the 1996 Academy Awards. Leah has also enjoyed a career as an educator
and was the first Coordinator of Dance in the Los Angeles Unified School District
(LAUSD). She has taught and been an
administrator in preschool through high school.
She was the inaugural Principal of Carlos Santana Arts Academy and
retired from LAUSD in 2019. She holds a
MA in Special Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, a MS in
Educational Administration from Pepperdine University, and an Ed. D in Educational
Leadership and Organizational Change from Rossier School of Education at USC.