When I first explored the opportunity to become the next Head of School at Perelman, I was immediately taken by the way everyone spoke about this dynamic community. Eventually, I had the chance to visit and meet many of you - curious students, caring teachers, engaged parents, compassionate donors, and dedicated administrators and staff - and I knew immediately that this was the place I wanted to be.
Now, I am humbled and honored to start as our Head of School. For the past six months I have worked with Board Chair Nancy Black and the Board of Directors, including Transition Chairs Jordana Cooperberg and Ruth Horowitz, as well as senior administrators, and of course, Judy. The countless hours spent with these dedicated volunteers and talented professionals have inspired me to take on the awesome responsibility of leading Perelman into its next chapter.
This year, my primary area of focus will be to get to know Perelman and, to me, that means really getting to know the people who call this place home. In that, I am excited to meet all of you and through conversation, learn why Perelman means so much to you. We also plan to send a parent survey to collect information that we will use to ensure that Perelman moves forward to best meet the needs of our families and students.
From our holidays to our Torah readings, Jewish life is more a cycle than a fixed starting point — and so as I begin my tenure here at Perelman, I am proud to be part of the continuum of leaders partnering with you in the sacred work of strengthening our kehillah (community) and educating our children together.