Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019

Parents of Valor

Last fall, we invited educators to submit a nomination for their schools “Parent of Valor.” We received many submissions and were extremely impressed by the level of dedication, creativity, and generosity of the parents in these...

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Kristin Rosler

This month, I had the pleasure of connecting with Professor Kristin Rosler, who doubles as "The Science Mom" at the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island. She has created an inspiring and energizing science program -- and has some brilliant...

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I was delighted to meet Tova Ovits though the JEDLAB Facebook Group, where Tova is an active contributor.  Tova Ovits is an active parent leader at the Shulamith School for Girls.  Most recently she became her school’s team leader...

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It's my pleasure to introduce you to Diana Simakhov from Mazel Day School: Academy of the Arts and Sciences  in Brooklyn, NY. Diana is the editor of Parent Page, Mazel's monthly newsletter. It's a professionally designed newsletter with...

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Here is an interview with Fran Mendelowitz, who along with Vivi Nassim and Julie Levi act as the leaders of the SSLI Chesed Committee. These community leaders are truly parents of valor, who reached out to help their fellow parents and families...

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Erika at the "Gotta Get Game" event,  Spring 2012

This month, it was my privilege to interview Erika Prafder, who is the founder of the Gamers Club at the Brandeis School. The video programming and design curriculum at Brandeis gives kids a jump on revolutionary new technologies that are changing...

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Children eager to learn from Irina Krush, top female international chess master

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Debbie Heiser, a parent at Solomon Schechter School of Queens (SSSQ), to learn more about her and the Chess Club she founded. 

Debbie Heiser and her cohort of parents at SSSQ have created an...

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Art that the parent teachers have used in the class

This column features Parents of Valor who make the world around them a better place.  I have the happy job of finding them, telling you about them, and collecting online information and resources so that we can draw on their example when we...

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Another school year is at hand.  The school buses are rumbling through our neighborhoods, our children’s notebooks are brand-new and empty. A new year of learning, of growing, of striving, struggling, succeeding.

Welcome to the Parents...

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