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
    Wheelock College | M.S. Education
    Syracuse University | BFA 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 | B.A. Judaic Studies

    Alison Fine
    Kindergarten Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2010
    Georgia State University | M.A. Early Childhood Education
    University of Connecticut | B.S. Communication Sciences


    Sharon Miller
    Kindergarten Teacher
    At Rashi Since 1998
    Lesley University | M.A. Education
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst | B.A. 

    Rachel Liptz

    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Emerson College | B.A. Acting and Theater Education
    EEC Certified Preschool Teacher

    Judith Olshansky
    Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Brandeis University | B.A. American History

    Janie Brauer
    Grade 1 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Special Education
    Boston University | B.S. Elementary Education

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

    Emily Ferestien

    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2019
    University of Delaware | B.S. Education
     
    Pam Gennert
    Grade 1 Assistant Teacher, Kindergarten Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2012
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Special Education
    Case Western Reserve University | B.A. Education

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

    Heidi Sisenwine
    Grade 2 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 1995
    Hofstra University | M.Ed.
    SUNY Albany | B.A. English


    Emma Buckle
    Grade 2 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Literacy
    Washington and Lee University | B.A.

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

    Jean Ricker
    Grade 3 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2009
    Lesley University | M.Ed.
    Lesley University | B.A.

    Jessica Solomon

    Grade 3 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2006
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Education
    Haverford College | B.A. Political Science

    Kate Armstrong

    Grade 3 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2019
    Mount Holyoke College | B.A. Geography and Coastal and Marine Science

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

    Joseph Regen
    Grade 4 Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2011
    Boston University School of Law | J.D.
    Brandeis University | MAT Jewish Elementary Education
    Washington University | B.A. History

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

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

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

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

    Jess Greenwald
    Grade 5 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Colby College | B.A.

    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
    Klingenstein Center, Teachers College, Columbia University | M.A. Private School Leadership
    Bates College | B.S. Geology and Educational Studies

    Joni Fishman

    Middle School Dean of Students
    At Rashi Since 1999
    Antioch College | M.Ed. Education
    Wesleyan University | B.A. English
    Lesley College | B.A. Education

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

    Cynthia Carter
    Middle School Mathematics Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2009
    Harvard University | M.A. Psychology
    Brandeis University | B.A. Math, Economics, and Urban Studies

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

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

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

    Mali Brodt
    Middle School Language Arts Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    University of Massachusetts | Ed.D. Education
    University of Delaware | M.A. History
    University of Massachusetts - Amherst | B.A. History

    Zach Albert
    Middle School Social Studies and Language Arts Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
    Brandeis University | M.A. Near Eastern & Judaic Studies
    Rhodes College | B.A. Religious Studies & History

    Keith Civin
    Middle School Social Studies Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2002
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Middle School Education
    Syracuse University | B.S. Marketing

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

    Michelle Katz
    Middle School Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Virginia Commonwealth University | M.A. Art Education
    University of Delaware | B.A. Art History, Fine Arts
  • Hebrew & Jewish Studies

    Jodi Seewald Smith
    School Rabbi
    781-355-7324
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Hebrew Union College | M.A. Hebrew Literature
    Washington University | B.A. Religion

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

    Ayelet Lipton
    Hebrew Language Department Chair
    At Rashi Since 2019
    Brandeis University | M.A. Hebrew
    Northeastern University | B.A. Psychology

    Maya Dalzell
    Hebrew Teacher, Grade 5 Jewish Studies Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2004
    Bar Ilan University | M.A. French and Hebrew
    Tel Aviv University | B.A. English and French
    Sorbonne University | Diploma in Language Studies

    Pamela Gennert
    Hebrew Teacher, Grade 1 Assistant Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2012
    Lesley University | M.Ed. Special Education
    Case Western Reserve University | B.A. Education

    Galit Konstantine
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Brandeis University | M.A. Hebrew as a Second Language
    Johnson & Wales University | B.A. Institutional Management

    Raquel Levy
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Open University of Israel | B.A.

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

    Dalia Mendel
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2017
    Ben-Gurion University | M.S.
    Ben-Gurion University | B.S

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

    Adar Hascal
    Hebrew Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2016
    Middlebury College School of Hebrew | M.A. Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language
    University of Massachusetts | B.A. Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Specialists

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

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

    Brad Meeder
    Middle School Math Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2019
    Relay Graduate School of Education | MAT Secondary Math
    Harvard Graduate School of Education | M.Ed School Leadership
    University of Georgia | B.S. Math and B.A. Spanish

    Jennifer Shaw
    Fitness & Health Instructor Programs
    781-355-7329
    At Rashi Since 2014
    Bridgewater State University | B.S. Physical Education

    Venus Corriveau
    Director of After School Programs
    781-355-7328
    At Rashi Since 2005
    Lesley University | M.A. Art Education
    Emmanuel College | B.A. Education, Fine Arts

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

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

    Jenny Lifson
    Assistant Theater Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2008
    Muhlenberg College | B.A. Theater

    Mike Finke
    Theater Technology Manager
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Fitchburg State University | B.S. Mathematics
    Community College of the Air Force | AS Computer Science

    Julie Koven Levine
    Library/Media Specialist
    At Rashi Since 2015
    Simmons College | M.S. Library & Information Science
    Framingham State University | M.Ed.
    Brandeis University | B.A. Linguistic Anthropology

    Erica Smiley
    Art Teacher
    At Rashi Since 2005
    Harvard University | M.Ed. Arts in Education
    Salem State University | MAT in Art Education
    Brandeis University | B.A. Art History and Spanish
  • Student Services

    Keziah Furth
    School Nurse
    At Rashi Since 2018
    Northeastern University | B.S. Nursing

    Darcey Angelo
    School Psychologist
    781-355-7332
    At Rashi Since 2016
    University of Denver | M.Ed. School Psychology
    University of Colorado | B.A. Sociology and Psychology

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

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

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

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