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

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  • Lower School Faculty

    Heidi Chapple
    Head of Lower School (K-2)
    781-355-7321
    At Rashi Since 2000
    Syracuse University | BFA Education
    Wheelock College | MS Education

    Dave Rosenberg
    Assistant Head of School, Division Director (3-5)
    781-355-7319
    At Rashi Since 2001
    Lesley University | M.ED Elementary Education
    Northeastern University | M.ED Educational Leadership
    Tufts University | BA Judaic Studies

    Alison Fine
    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

    Janie Brauer
    Grade 1 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Boston University | BS Elementary Education
    Lesley University | M.ED Special Education

    Corey Roberts
    Grade 1 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2013
    Hobart and William Smith | BA English and Education
    Lesley University | M.ED. Early Childhood Education

    Emily Ferestien
    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2019
    University of Delaware | BS Education
     
    Pam Gennert
    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher, Kindergarten Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2012
    Case Western Reserve University | BA Education
    Lesley University | M.ED. Special Education

    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.

    Emma Buckle
    Grade 2 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Lesley University | M.ED. Literacy
    Washington and Lee University | BA

    Carolyn Susman
    Grade 2 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2019
    Dartmouth College | BA Neuroscience and Education

    Jean Ricker
    Grade 3 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2009
    Lesley University | BA
    Lesley University | M.ED.

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

    Kate Armstrong
    Grade 3 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2019
    Mount Holyoke College | BA Geography and Coastal and Marine Science

    Melanie Kenion
    Grade 3 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2019
    Ripon College | BA Anthropology and Spanish

    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

    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

    Jess Greenwald
    Grade 5 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Colby College | BA

    Caroline Blair
    Grade 5 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Smith College | AB English Literature
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Elementary Education
  • Middle School Faculty

    Jen Blum
    Head of Middle School (6-8)
    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
    Middle School Dean of Students
    At Rashi Since 1999
    Wesleyan University | BA English
    Lesley College | BA Education
    Antioch College | M.Ed. Education

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

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

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

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

    Patrick Kerrigan
    Middle School Science and Math Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2018
    College of the Holy Cross | BA Psychology
    Assumption College | MBA

    Mali Brodt
    Middle School 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
    Middle School Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
    Rhodes College | BA Religious Studies & History
    Brandeis University | MA Near Eastern & Judaic Studies

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

    Bill Shorr
    Middle School Spanish Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Earlham College | BA
    Harvard University | Ed.D., Ed.M.

    Michelle Katz
    Middle School Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    University of Delaware | BA Art History, Fine Arts
    Virginia Commonwealth University | MA Art Education
  • 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
    Middle School Rabbi
    781-355-7325
    At Rashi Since 2009
    University of Virginia | BA Anthropology and Religious Studies
    Hebrew Union College | MA Hebrew Letters

    Ayelet Lipton
    Hebrew Language Department Chair
    At Rashi Since 2019
    Northeastern University | BA Psychology
    Brandeis University | MA Hebrew

    Maya Dalzell
    Hebrew Teacher, Grade 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, Grade 1 Assistant 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
  • 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 Instructor, Interim Director of After School Programs
    781-355-7329
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Bridgewater State University | BS Physical Education

    Venus Corriveau
    Director of After School Programs (on maternity leave through January 2020)
    781-355-7328
    At Rashi Since 2005
    Emmanuel College | BA Education, Fine Arts
    Lesley University | MA Art Education

    Shirel Gidekel
    Music Director
    617-969-4444 x1301
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music and Dance | BA
    Buchmann-Mehta School of Music | BA
    Brooklyn College CUNY | MA Performance

    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 Manager
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Community College of the Air Force | AS Computer Science
    Fitchburg State University | BS Mathematics

    Julie Koven Levine
    Library/Media Specialist
    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
  • Student Services

    Keziah Furth
    School Nurse
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Northeastern University | BS Nursing

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

    Brad Meeder
    Middle School Math Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2019
    University of Georgia, BS Math and BA Spanish
    Relay Graduate School of Education, MAT Secondary Math
    Harvard Graduate School of Education, Med School Leadership

    Hanna Perkins
    Learning Specialist, Grades 1-3
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Connecticut College | BA Human Development
    Brandeis University | MAT Elementary Education

    Marlene Moyer
    Learning Specialist, Grades 4 and 5
    At Rashi Since 2007
    Boston University | BA Education
    Simmons College | M.ED. Language and Literacy in Special Education

    Devon Beidler
    Middle School Learning Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Bucknell University | BA
    University of Connecticut | MAT

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