Interim Head of School
Reveta Franklin Bowers was born and educated in Los Angeles, California. She retired June 30, 2016, as the Head of School at the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles, where she served as the Head of School for 40 years. She attended the University of Southern California and received her Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. In graduate school she completed a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology as well as three life teaching credentials. In 1995 Reveta was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University Teachers College in New York. Prior to her retirement from The Center in 2016, for fifteen consecutive summers, Reveta Bowers was engaged as the Lead Faculty Member at the National Association of Independent Schools’ Institute for New Heads where she taught more than 700 NAIS Heads of School.
Reveta has served and continues to serve on a number of boards. She was an outside director of The Walt Disney Company from 1993-2003. She has served as Board Chair of The Fulfillment Fund, The California Association of Independent Schools, The Educational Records Bureau, and The California Community Foundation. She served on the Klingenstein Center Advisory Board at Teachers College, the Board of Trustees of Teachers College, on the board of the Coalition for Justice, as treasurer of The National Association of Independent Schools, as a former trustee at Harvard-Westlake, Brentwood and Windward Schools and for three years on the Board of Overseers of the UCLA Health Care Systems.
Recently, after ten years of service on their board, Reveta retired as national Chair of the Common Sense Media Board of Directors. She continues as Chair of the Board of Councilors of the Rossier Graduate School of Education at USC, and also on the boards of The Stepping Stones Fund, The Fedco Foundation, The EE Ford Foundation, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, as a Corporate Outside Director of Activision Blizzard and most recently as a board member of a new 501©(4) the California Partners Project an organization founded to concentrate on increasing the number of women on California corporate boards and focusing on issues facing California families.
Upon her retirement from The Center for Early Education, Reveta Bowers began coaching institutional leaders and consulting with for-profits organizations, colleges, school boards, and non-profit on issues of Governance and Governance Best Practices. She returned to The Center on July 1, 2020 as Interim Head of School while the school searches for its next leader.