Darryl Sollerh

Co-founder and Director of School


After graduating Cum Laude from CSUN and UCLA, Darryl Sollerh was recruited by Paul Cummins to teach English Literature and Ethics at Crossroads School in Santa Monica. An award winning teacher, Sollerh went on to co-create with Cummins a unique, on-campus, academic program at Crossroads to support student development and achievement.

Based on his over 25 years of experience in education working with students and families from every background and community in Los Angeles, Sollerh set out to create a new kind of school and model to meet the ever growing demand for a more individually focused, creative and customizable education for the whole child within a school context. The result is TREE Academy.  

Sollerh has been a contributor to the Huffington Post, and has won numerous awards for his fiction writing, including Shadow Game. He also co-authored two, well-received parenting guides, Stop Yelling, Start Listening -- Understanding Your Middle School Child, and How to be the Loving, Wise Parent you want to be…Even with your Teenager!

He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.