Critical Minds, Compassionate Hearts
Rashi is a learning community in which students and teachers alike are engaged in active inquiry and growth.  Our faculty members see teaching as a craft and seek to continuously improve their practice through professional development in cutting edge pedagogical technique, curriculum-based travel, and workshops to support new curriculum development.  Our unique practice of Rounds -- in which teachers invite their colleagues to observe them in action and to provide structured feedback --  give our faculty the opportunity to reflect on their own practice and creates a dialogue about how we aspire to teach.


Over a third of Rashi's 61 faculty members have more than 10 years of service.

School Leadership

Departments

List of 5 items.

  • Lower School Faculty

    Heidi Chapple
    Head of Lower School (K-4)
    781-355-7321
    At Rashi Since 2000
    Syracuse University | BFA Education
    Wheelock College | MS Education

    Alison Berks
    Kindergarten Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2010
    University of Connecticut | BS Communication Sciences
    Georgia State University | MA Early Childhood Education

    Sharon Miller
    Kindergarten Teacher
    At Rashi Since 1998
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst | BA 
    Lesley University | MA Education

    Rachel Liptz
    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Emerson College | BA Acting and Theater Education
    EEC Certified Preschool Teacher

    Judith Olshansky
    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Brandeis University | BA American History

    Karen Abraham
    Grade 1 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2007
    Skidmore College | BS Education

    Jean Ricker
    Grade 1 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2009
    Lesley University | BA 
    Lesley University | M.ED.

    Jessica Gulman
    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2012
    University of Kansas | BS Education
    Lesley University | M.ED. Early Childhood and Creative Arts

    Margo Seresky
    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
    Syracuse University | BA Inclusive Early Education
    Lesley University | MA Reading Specialty (expected 2018)

    Deborah Alper
    Grade 2 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2012
    Wesleyan University | BA History and African American Studies
    Lesley University | M.ED.

    Heidi Sisenwine
    Grade 2 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 1995
    SUNY Albany | BA English
    Hofstra University | M.ED.

    Katie Bernstein
    Grade 2 Associate Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2013
    University of Colorado | BA Psychology
    Northeastern University | M.ED. Learning and Instruction

    Michelle Katz
    Grade 2 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    University of Delaware | BA Art History, Fine Arts
    Virginia Commonwealth University | MA Art Education

    Corey Roberts
    Grade 3 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2013
    Hobart and William Smith | BA English and Education
    Lesley University | M.ED. Early Childhood Education

    Jessica Solomon
    Grade 3 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2006
    Haverford College | BA Political Science
    Lesley University | M.ED. Education

    Meira Klatzker
    Grade 3 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
    Connecticut College | BA History

    Caroline Blair
    Grade 3 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Smith College | AB English Literature
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Elementary Education

    Joseph Regen
    Grade 4 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2011
    Washington University | BA History
    Boston University School of Law | JD
    Brandeis University | MAT Jewish Elementary Education

    Melissa Rosenblatt
    Grade 4 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2009
    Rutgers University | BA Psychology
    Emmanuel College | MAT Elementary & Secondary Education

    Morgan Levine
    Grade 4 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2012
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst | BA Psychology

    Hanna Perkins
    Grade 4 Associate Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Connecticut College | BA Human Development
    Brandeis University | MAT Elementary Education
  • Middle School Faculty

    Jen Blum
    Head of Upper School (5-8)
    781-355-7322
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Bates College | BS Geology, Educational Studies
    Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University | MA Private School Leadership

    Joni Fishman
    MS Dean of Students
    At Rashi Since 1999
    Wesleyan University | BA English
    Lesley College | BA Education
    Antioch College | M.Ed. Education

    Sharon Clevenger
    MS Rabbi
    781-355-7325
    At Rashi Since 2009
    University of Virginia | BA Anthropology and Religious Studies
    Hebrew Union College | MA Hebrew Letters

    Aaron Fischlowitz-Roberts
    Grade 5 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Brandeis University | BA Sociology
    Boston College | M.ED. Elementary Education

    Anne Glanz
    Grade 5 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2010
    Brown University | BA Urban Studies
    Harvard Business School | MBA
    Brandeis University | MAT

    Sharon Packer
    Grade 5 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2014
    University of Pennsylvania | BA
    University of Michigan | MA Social Work
    Smith College | M.ED.

    Miriam Smirnov
    Grade 5 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Brandeis University | BA English Literature, Near Eastern & Judaic Studies, Education
    Tufts University | MA English Literature

    Cynthia Carter
    MS Mathematics Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2009
    Brandeis University | BA Math, Economics and Urban Studies
    Harvard University | MA Psychology

    Robin Fisher
    MS Mathematics Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Tufts University | MA Middle School Science Education
    Smith College | BA Geology & Mathematics

    Monica Gibbs
    MS Mathematics Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2005
    State University of Plattsburgh | BS Education
    Potsdam College | M.ED. Education

    Deborah Berlin
    MS Science and Math Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2011
    Goucher College | BA Psychology
    Lesley University | M.ED. Elementary Education

    Alison Fine
    MS Science Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2007
    Tulane University | BS Biology and Evolution
    Emory University | MAT Mathematics

    Mali Brodt
    MS Language Arts Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst | BA History
    University of Delaware | MA History
    University of Massachusetts | Ed.D. Education

    Zach Albert
    MS Social Studies Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
    Rhodes College | BA Religious Studies & History
    Brandeis University | MA Near Eastern & Judaic Studies

    Keith Civin
    MS Social Studies Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2002
    Syracuse University | BS Marketing
    Lesley University | M.ED. Middle School Education

    Lorena Kavande-Flores
    Spanish Teacher, Assistant to Head of Upper School
    At Rashi Since 2005
    Boston Conservatory | BFA 
    Endicott College | M.ED. Leadership

    David Raffeld
    MS Language Arts Studies Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2008
    University of Missouri | BA English Literature & Creative Writing
  • Hebrew & Jewish Studies

    Jodi Seewald Smith
    School Rabbi
    781-355-7324
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Washington University | BA Religion
    Hebrew Union College | MA Hebrew Literature

    Sharon Clevenger
    MS Rabbi
    781-355-7325
    At Rashi Since 2009
    University of Virginia | BA Anthropology and Religious Studies
    Hebrew Union College | MA Hebrew Letters

    Maya Dalzell
    Hebrew Teacher/Gr. 5 Jewish Studies Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2004
    Tel Aviv University | BA English and French
    Bar Ilan University | MA French and Hebrew
    Sorbonne University | Diploma in Language Studies

    Pamela Gennert
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2012
    Case Western Reserve University | BA Education
    Lesley University | M.ED. Special Education

    Galit Konstantine
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Johnson & Wales University | BA Institutional Management
    Brandeis University | MA Hebrew as a Second Language

    Raquel Levy
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Open University of Israel | BA

    Ari Marcovski
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2010
    University of Massachusetts - Boston | BA Computer Science

    Dalia Mendel
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Ben-Gurion University | BS & MS

    Shukie Sapir
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2009
    Teacher Institute in Jewish Studies Hebrew College | BA
    Chaffey College | Language Studies: French
    JCC 4-year Bible Study Program

    Adar Hascal
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
    University of Massachusetts | BA Social & Behavioral Sciences
    Middlebury College School of Hebrew | MA Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language

    Ariela Shulsinger
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
  • Specialists

    Stephanie Rotsky
    Social Justice Coordinator
    781-355-7335
    At Rashi Since 1988
    Ohio State University | BA Elementary Education
    Brandeis University | MA Jewish Communal Service/Jewish Education

    Joshua Horowicz
    Athletic Director
    781-355-7327
    At Rashi Since 2006
    Frostburg State University | BA History and Philosophy

    Jennifer Shaw
    Fitness & Health Teacher
    781-355-7329
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Bridgewater State University | BS Physical Education

    Venus Corriveau
    Director of After School Programs
    Fitness Instructor Grades 5-8

    781-355-7328
    At Rashi Since 2005
    Emmanuel College | BA Education, Fine Arts
    Lesley University | MA Art Education

    Bonny Goldberg
    Theater Director
    781-355-7333
    At Rashi Since 2001
    Emerson College | BS Theater Arts

    Jenny Lifson
    Assistant Theater Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Muhlenberg | BA Theater

    Mike Finke
    Theater Technology Director
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Community College of the Air Force | AS Computer Science
    Fitchburg State University | BS Mathematics

    Julie Koven Levine
    Librarian
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Brandeis University | BA Linguistic Anthropology
    Simmons College | MS Library & Information Science
    Framingham State University | M.Ed.

    Erica Smiley
    Art Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2005
    Brandeis University | BA Art History and Spanish
    Harvard University | M.ED. Arts in Education
    Salem State University | MAT in Art Education

    Colin Ferland
    Music Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Stetson University | BA Digital Arts and Music

    Stephen Brickman
    Song Leader
    At Rashi Since 2013
    Muhlenberg | BA Religion Studies
  • Student Services

    Mary Beth Stone
    School Nurse
    781-355-7337
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Niagara University | BSN

    Danielle Friedman
    School Nurse
    781-355-7337
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Brandeis University | BA Psychology
    MGH Institute of Health Professions | MSN Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    Darcey Angelo
    School Psychologist
    781-355-7332
    At Rashi Since 2016
    University of Colorado | BA Sociology & Psychology
    University of Denver | M.ED School Psychology

    Janie Brauer
    Learning Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Boston University | BS Elementary Education
    Lesley University | M.ED Special Education

    Fallon Katz
    Math Learning Specialist, Grade 3-5 | Lower School Hebrew Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2006
    Boston University | BA Biological Anthropology
    Lesley University | M.ED. Education
    Brandeis University | M.ED. Teacher Leadership

    Marlene Moyer
    Learning Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2007
    Boston University | BA Education
    Simmons College | M.ED. Language and Literacy in Special Education

    Alan Catrina
    Learning Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Westfield State University | BA Education
    Wheelock College | MA Reading

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  • Main Office

    Nancy Myers
    Assistant to the Head of School
    781-355-7303
    At Rashi Since 2007
    University of Massachusetts - Boston | BA Sociology

    Lynn Schulman
    Administrative Assistant
    781-355-7302
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Northeastern University | BS Elementary/Special Education
  • Admissions

    Richard Brande
    Director of Enrollment and Marketing

    781-355-7318
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Cambridge College | M.Ed Educational Leadership
    University of Connecticut | BA English

    Adrien Khelemsky
    Director of Community Engagement
    781-355-7318
    At Rashi Since 2011
    Clark University | BA Sociology
    Brandeis University | MA/MBA Jewish Professional Leadership

    Rachel Savage
    Admissions Associate
    781-355-7317
    At Rashi Since 2016
    Smith College | BA Jewish Studies and Religion
  • Communications

    Communications Manager
    781-355-7336
    At Rashi Since 2014
    UMBC | BA Cultural Anthropology
  • Development

    Neal Levy
    Director of Development
    781-355-7308
    At Rashi Since 2016
    American Jewish University | MA Non-Profit Management
    University of California at Berkeley | BA Psychology, Near East Studies

    Amy Klotz
    Assistant Director of Development
    781-355-7309
    At Rashi Since 2011
    Simmons College | BA Economics and Political Science
    Brandeis University | MA/MM Jewish Professional Leadership and Nonprofit Management

    Kim Stone
    Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events
    781-355-7311
    At Rashi Since 2012
    George Washington University | BA Political Communication

    Emma Ainsley
    Development Administrator
    781-355-7312
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Carroll University | BS Public Health
  • Finance & Operations

    Barbara Ross
    Director of Finance and Operations
    781-355-7301
    At Rashi Since 2007

    Adrienne Freedman
    Business Office
    781-355-7306
    At Rashi Since 2003

    Courtney Garcia
    Controller
    781-355-7305
    At Rashi Since 2011
    Smith College | BA Computer Science, Psychology
    Bridgewater State University | MA Accounting

    Mike Papadopol
    Technology Coordinator
    781-355-7334
    At Rashi Since 2005
    Grand Canyon University | BA

    Holly Smulski
    HR Specialist
    781-355-7310
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Colgate University | BA Psychology
    Northeastern University | MBA

    Diane Tan
    Project Coordinator
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Susquehanna University | BA

    Bruce Boyd
    Facilities Director
    617-969-4444
    At Rashi Since 2010
    Northeastern University | BA

    Glenn Allen
    Facilities
    781-355-7340
    At Rashi Since 2014

    Matthew Stone
    Facilities
    At Rashi Since 2010