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MEET OUR 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.

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PK - 6th Grade Faculty 

Paula Apffel
3rd/4th Grade Teacher

Judy Fried
PK/Kindergarten Teacher

Hemda Hochman
Hebrew Teacher

Chaviva Sands
Hebrew Teacher/STEAM

Liz Amoss
3rd/4th Grade Teacher

Carol Garcia
PK/Kindergarten
Assistant Teacher

Eliza Kase
5th/6th Grade Teacher

Abby Wetsman
Art Teacher &
Distance Learning Coor.

Rabbi Michael Cohen
School Rabbi

Lauren Gisclair
Music Teacher
Administrative Assistant

Cameron Lowry
1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Margaret Winston, LPC
School Counselor

Bio

Toby David
Library Studies/Jewish Studies

"Coach PJ" Jones
Athletics Director

Dr. Brad Philipson
Oscar J. Tolmas
Head of School Chair

Green Preschool Faculty

Alyse Downey
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Maddy Kirgo
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Amanda Ruhlman
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Adrienne Falgout
Green Preschool Substitue

Avery Loss
Green Preschool Director

Amy Stern
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Anna Fesmire
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Chelsea Robertson
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Jade Gerrick
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Sabrina Roubion
Green Preschool Administrative Asst.

Administration

Tiffany Cotlar
Director of Advancement

Janna Jackson
Business Manager

Serena Deutch
Director of Admissions

Lauren Gisclair
Music Teacher/ Administrative Asst.