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Meet the Team

Every JCDS teacher  is highly qualified, loves being a teacher, and is dedicated to ensuring an ongoing expansive continuum of learning for each student.  JCDS teachers

are committed to lifelong professional growth, with continuing education coursework, feedback, and collaboration designed to expand instructional effectiveness and maximize student learning.

Day School Faculty

Dr. Brad Philipson

Oscar J. Tolmas

Head of School Chair

Judy Fried

Pre.K/Kindergarten Teacher

Eliza Kase

5th/6th Teacher

Liz Amoss

3rd/4th Teacher

Carol Garcia

Pre.K/Kindergarten Asst. Teacher

Maggie Madere

1st/2nd Teacher

Sara Bellick

1st/2nd Teacher

Hemda Hochman

Hebrew Teacher


Abby Wetsman

Art Teacher


Toby David

Library Studies/Jewish Studies

"Coach PJ" Jones

Physical Education


Margaret Winston, LPC

School Counselor


Green Preschool Faculty

Leylah Cagle

Green Preschool Teacher

Molly Garcia

Green Preschool Teacher

Morah "Teacher"

Green Preschool Teacher

Avery Loss

Head of Green Preschool

Camille Greenberg

Green Preschool Advisor

Kei'yaira Patterson

Green Preschool Teacher

Ashley Wood

Green Preschool Teacher

Anna Fesmire

Nitzanim Teacher

Enrichment Teachers

Paula Apffel



Rabbi Michael Cohen

School Rabbi

Chelsea Robertson

Enrichment Teacher and Assistant Administrator


Lauren Gisclair



Tiffany Cotlar

Director of Institutional Advancement

Lauren Gisclair

Administration Support

Chrissy Hardy

Director of Admissions

Janna Jackson

Business Manager




3747 West Esplanade Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70002 | (504) 887-4091

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