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Cindy SchlesingerHead of School

Cindy Schlesinger comes to Yavneh after 21 years as an administrator, learning specialist and teacher at Jewish day schools. During her tenure at Gideon Hausner, Cindy taught in the math and science programs, bolstered the school’s capacity to address individual needs for both gifted students and those with learning challenges and, during her role as Head of Middle School, was instrumental in building and supporting an outstanding faculty while increasing enrollment to its highest levels.

Cindy’s academic background includes an MS degree in Science Education from USC, participation in Harvard University’s Principals’ Center institute and Columbia University’s course on gifted education. She has participated in intensive summer training seminars and has implemented Project Based Learning, Design Thinking, Social Thinking, Responsive Classroom and Facing History and Ourselves. She trained as a Silicon Valley Math Initiative coach, and has completed extensive Special Education coursework.

Cindy is a Bay Area native and met her husband, Jon, working as a camp counselor at the Palo Alto JCC. Their son is a graduate of Kehillah and is currently a student at Yale University. Cindy served on the Board of Directors at Congregation Beth Am as well as on their senior rabbi search committee.