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Meet our Team

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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

BA, MA, MFA, PhD

Joined JCDS in 2019

Oscar J. Tolmas

Head of School Chair

Judy Fried

BS

Joined JCDS in 1996

Pre.K/Kindergarten Teacher

Eliza Kase

BA, MS, MA

Joined JCDS in 2017

5th/6th Teacher

Liz Amoss

BA

Joined JCDS in 2016

3rd/4th Teacher

Carol Garcia

Joined JCDS 2015

Pre.K/Kindergarten Asst. Teacher

Maggie Madere

BA, MA. JD

Joined JCDS in 2015

1st/2nd Teacher

Paula Apffel

BA

Joined JCDS in 2019

1st/2nd Teacher

Hemda Hochman

BA, MA

Joined JCDS in 2015

Hebrew Teacher

 

Abby Wetsman

BFA

Joined JCDS in 2018

Art Teacher

 

Toby David

BA

Joined JCDS in 2017

Library Studies/Jewish Studies

"Coach PJ" Jones

BA

Joined JCDS in 2016

Physical Education

 

Margaret Winston, LPC

BA, MS

Joined JCDS in 2018

School Counselor

 

Bio

Green Preschool Faculty

Leylah Cagle

Green Preschool Teacher

Avery Loss

BA

Joined JCDS in 2019

Head of Green Preschool

Camille Greenberg

Green Preschool Advisor

Anna Fesmire

Nitzanim Teacher

Bio

Ashley Wood

Green Preschool Teacher

Molly Garcia

Green Preschool Teacher

Enrichment Teachers

Paula Apffel

BA

Joined 2019

STEAM

 

Rabbi Michael Cohen

BA, BA, Ordination

Joined JCDS in 2019

School Rabbi

Chelsea Robertson

BA

Joined JCDS in 2019

Enrichment Teacher and Assistant Administrator

 

Lauren Gisclair

BM, MM

Joined JCDS in 2008

Music

Administration

Tiffany Cotlar

BA

Joined 2016

Director of Institutional Advancement

Lauren Gisclair

BM, MM

Joined JCDS in 2008

Administration Support

Janna Jackson

BA, MA

Joined JCDS in 2017

Business Manager

Serena Deutch

BS

Joined JCDS in 2020

Director of Admissions