Dr. Eloise Appel (President)


Dr. Eloise Appel has lived in the Playa del Rey area for over 30 years. She earned a doctorate in educational evaluation and research from UCLA and established an education consulting firm specializing in program evaluation, educational assessment, and professional development. Ms. Appel has conducted evaluation studies at both the local and state level and provided technical assistance and professional development for the US Department of Education. Areas of specialization include early childhood and literacy, family literacy, bilingual education, health education, and teacher certification program evaluation. Ms. Appel began her career in education as an elementary school teacher.

Recently retired, Ms. Appel enjoys taking walks with her husband Mark along the Ballona Creek Jetty, and is very interested in learning more about the Ballona Wetlands and how she can assist the Friends in furthering their mission. She is an active volunteer with the Hope Street Margolis Family Center in downtown LA and serves as the co-chair of their Fund Development Committee. She has also served on the Board of Governors of the Airport Marina Counseling Service non-profit.

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