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Sunday, December 8 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Educators Track: Best Practices: Gender Issues in Education

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In this panel discussion, we will hear from several experts in gender and education. Our specialists will share their experience and advice in regard to feminist concerns that arise in various aspects of school life, including classroom management, teaching problematic texts, working in a diverse community, and extracurricular activities. The focus will be on practical strategies educators can implement to manage these concerns.

This session is closed to Jewish Day school educators who have registered for the Educators Track.   

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Simon Fleischer

Simon Fleischer received his B.A. from Columbia University with a major in English and a concentration in psychology. Mr. Fleischer spent three years at Yeshiva University while pursuing his M.A. and M.Phil in English Literature from Fordham University. He joined the SAR High School staff after having taught composition and literature for three years at Fordham, and English for two years at Ma’ayanot High School. At SAR, he is currently the... Read More →

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Rachel Levitt Klein

Rachel Levitt Klein, Dean of Students at the Rabbi Moshe H. Levinson Upper School, was born in the Boston area and grew up rooting for the Red Sox even when her family made aliya in 1979. Upon their return from Israel in 1982, her family moved back to Boston where Ms. Levitt Klein graduated from Maimonides School. After attending Michlalah in Jerusalem and then Stern College for Women, she earned a Master's Degree from Yeshiva University's... Read More →
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Molly Pollak

Molly Pollak received a B.A. from Barnard College, an M.A. in English from Columbia and is A.B.D. (all but dissertation) at NYU in English. She taught sixth through ninth grade at The Dalton School for twenty-five years and ninth,tenth and eleventh at Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School. Currently she is teaching eleventh and twelfth grade English at SAR High School. She has trained teachers at Hasha'ar, the Drisha Scholars’ circle, YCT and in... Read More →
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Lisa Schlaff

Lisa Schlaff is Assistant Principal at SAR High School in Riverdale, New York, where she teaches Gemara and Tanakh. She has an EdM in curriculum development from Teacher's College, Columbia University, and is working on a PhD in Talmud at New York University. Lisa has studied and taught at Drisha and is a founder of Darkhei Noam, a partnership minyan in Manhattan. She is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate fellowship program. 
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Mrs. Zipora Schorr

Mrs. Zipora Schorr has been Director of Education of the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School since 1982. Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School has an enrollment of over 1000 students from Pre-School through Grade 12, which encompass students from a variety of Jewish denominational affiliations. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate, Mrs. Schorr holds teaching certification for general studies as well as Judaic studies and has taught subjects of both Judaic and... Read More →

Sunday December 8, 2013 2:00pm - 2:55pm

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