Leila Centner is Chief Happiness Officer and Co-Founder of Centner Academy, a privately held school that combines a deep commitment to emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and happiness with a challenging curriculum featuring language immersion, entrepreneurial thinking, problem solving, creativity, and collaboration. Using a strengths-based approach to learning, all Centner Academy students and teachers have opportunities to do what they love across the curriculum through project- and problem-based learning.
A proud mother of two daughters, Leila is on a personal mission to save the children by providing a happy, safe environment where kids can be kids.
Her greatest joy comes from being part of humanitarian organizations such as Convoy of Hope and and the Centner Foundation, which she co-manages with her husband David.
Leila graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California’s School of Accounting and received her MBA from the University of California.