Faculty and Staff

Leadership

Rebecca Lurie Head of School
Mark Springer Associate Head of School for Program and Instruction
Ross Soraci Director of Finance and Operations
Rabbi Ravid Tilles Director of Jewish Life and Learning
Ellen Agulnick Gan Shelanu and Lower School Principal
Ivonne Krasnick Upper School Principal
Shira Garber Strosberg Director of Enrollment and Advancement
Penina Magid Director of Innovation and Enrichment

 

Gan Shelanu

Maya Alagna Parparim Julie Krasker  Dagim
Ida Amir Dagim Steve Lechner Science Specialist
Matthew Baluch Physical Education Deborah Moukit Assistant Principal/Music Specialist
Judi Boviard Dubim Trena Norton Parparim
Judith Cohen Pilim Carol Pankin Koffim
Lori Duhaime Nurse Amber Parker Koffim
Karen Garb  Dubim Ruhama Shitrit Hebrew Specialist
Jill Grasfield Auxiliary Service Coordinator Sharon Walach-Gale Dubim
Adam Kieval  Dubim/Pilim Susan Wilcove Koffim/Extended Day

 

Lower Division

Manuel Alvizures Custodian Rachel Kornreich  Pre-Kindergarten
Matthew Baluch Physical Education Jessica Leary Pre-Kindergarten 
Orly Bejerano Grade 2 Judaics Studies Steve Lechner Science Specialist 
Meryl Cherner Kindergarten Assistant Hannah Levy-Moonshine Grade 3 Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Barbara Edwards Learning Specialist Margie Matross Permanent Substitute
Dennis Evangelos Custodian Siobhan Mikolajewski Inclusion Facilitator
Jany Finkielsztein Math Coach Sarah Morgenthaler Grade 3 General Studies Assistant
Dana Fogel  Hebrew Coach Rinat Noy Hebrew Support Specialist
Allison Franke Literacy Coach Maya Pariser Grade 3 General Studies
Sharon Freilich Grade 1 Judaic Studies Sharon Perkulis Pre-Kindergarten
  Assistant  Rachel Purtell Kindergarten Assistant
Susan Fusco-Fazio  Art Specialist Marla Quinn Grade 1 General Studies
Eugenia Gerstein Music Specialist/ Judi Rapaport  Kindergarten
  Director of MEL Program Limor Salomon Grade 1 Judaic Studies
Dikla Giladi-Nadler  Grade 3 Judaics Studies Neta Schwartz Grade 2 Judaic Studies Assistant
  Assistant  Alexandra Shwartz/ Director of Support Services/
Alexa Grasfield   Pre-Kindergarten Tricia Wallace Psychologist
Vicki Hadar Reading Specialist Nancy Werner Grade 2 General Studies
Ilanit Israeli-Nagar   Pre-Kindergarten Hebrew  Ilayda Williamson Grade 2 General Studies Assistant
Lori Kahn   Librarian Jesse Wolf Grade 1 General Studies
Sondra Kaminsky Kindergarten Julia Zaino Nurse
Marissa Keller  Grade 2 General Studies Jamie Zeitler Assistant to Principal

 

Upper School

Josh Bartley Athletic Director Allison Franke Literacy Coach
Miriam Ben-Ur Substitute Lane Lender Inclusion Aide
Molly Brennan Inclusion Aide Judy Flad Office Manager
Claire Caine Education Technology Integrator Jonathan Gomez-Lopez Custodian 
Joy Chertow Art Specialist Mary-Ellen Lattig Assistant to Head of School
Melly Duffin Madregot Shosh Levi Daily Logistics Coordinator
Lori Duhaime Nurse Asia Meirovich Vocal and Music
Ilyse Ehrenkranz Permanent Substitute Siobhan Mikolajewski Inclusion Facilitator
Dennis Evangelos Custodian Kimberly O'Donnell Librarian
Trudy Fagen Director of Counseling/ Juan Pimentel Custodian
  Arts Director David Schockett Music Specialist
    Susan Weiss Math and Instructional Technology


Intermediate Division

Josh Bartley Physical Education Larisa Grinis  Grade 5 Judaic Studies
Heather Budd Support Services Mor-Li Hartman  Hebrew Support
Meital Dimant Grade 5 Tanach Oshrat Hason Grade 4 Judaic Studies
Adam Dubrow Grade 4 Assistant Shoshi Jalfin Grade 5 Judaic Studies/
Jany Finkielsztein Math Coach   Judaic Studies Coach
Sarah Fogelman Science Evie Weinstein-Park Grade 4 General Studies
Shimrit Goidel Grade 4 Hebrew David Wolf  Intermediate Division Supervisor/
Estelle Gomolka  Grade 5 General Studies    Grade 5 General Studies


Middle Division

Josh Bartley Grade 6 Physical Education Millie Kateman Grade 6 Head Advisor/
Josh Bock Support Services   Grade 6 Math
Molly Bruckner Inclusion Aide Rachel Katz Grade 8 Language Arts/
Jennifer Chalmers Grade 6 Social Studies   Social Studies
Yonit Cohen Grade 7 Hebrew/Hebrew Coach Gary Klapman Grade 7 Math
Meital Dimant  Grade 6 Hebrew Timothy Morris Grades 7 and 8 Science
Yakov Dov   Grade 8 Hebrew/ Amy Newman Grade 7 Tanach/Judaics Studies Coach
  Grade 8 Israel Study Tour and Kimberly O'Donnell Grade 7 Social Studies
  Hebrew Assessment Coordinator  Alanah Percy Grade 6 Science
Ilyse Ehrenkranz High School Counselor Patricia Rigley Grade 6 Language Arts
Bill Ferreira   Grades 7-8 Physical Education Libby Sands Grades 7 and 8 Spanish
Mor-Li Hartman Grade 7 Madregot Dan Savitt Grade 6 and 7 Torah She'b'al Peh
Lauren Hollop Grade 7 Head Advisor/  David Srebnick Grade 8 Head Advisor/Grade 8 Math
  Grade 7 Language Arts/ Rabbi Ravid Tilles Grade 8 Tanach
  Grade 8 Social Studies Rabbi Rebecca Weinstein  Grade 6 Tanach/ 
      Grade 8 Torah She'b'al Peh 

 

                   Business Office                                     

    Dan Brenn Facilities Manager
    Diane Brienze Senior Accountant
    Maria Chapian Controller
    Gregory Hampton Financial Aid Specialist
    Janet Sullivan Payroll and Accounting Specialist
    Kim Wong Human Resources

 

Institutional Advancement

    Janice Goldstein Communications Administrator/Registrar
    Jake Levine Development Manager
    Stephanie Fine Maroun Admission Officer/Community Engagement
    Maura Richards Development Manager
    Victoria Zenlea Admission Officer/Family Engagement

 

                                 Afterschool Enrichment

    Elise Boynton Lower School Coordinator
    Liz Chesarone Program Registrar
    Johanna Firestone Upper School Coordinator
    Gail Kelly Director of Theatre Program
    Kathleen O'Boyle Artistic Director/Music

 


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