Faculty, Staff and Administration

  • Administration & Staff
  • Lower School
  • Middle School

Administration & Staff

Blum, Dr. Robyn

Kindergarten - Grade 8 Principal
rblum@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 241

Ph.D. (Curriculum & Instruction: Social Studies); M.A. (Jewish Education); B.A. (American History)

Booth, Karen

Kindergarten - Grade 8 Assistant Principal
kbooth@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 251

B.S. (Elementary Education)

Brill, Melissa

Director of Marketing, Communications, & Social Media
mbrill@chizukamuno.org 410-486-6400 ext. 282

M.P.S. (Business of Art and Design); B.A. (Graphic Design and Marketing)

Buck, Dr. Sharon

Lower School Psychologist, Coordinator of Student Services
sbuck@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 255

Psy.D. (Clinical Child Psychology); B.A. (Psychology)

Ellison, Rebecca

Director of Development & Major Gifts
rellison@chizukamuno.org 410-486-6400 ext. 272

B.S. (Psychology)

Fisher, Heidi

Main Office Manager
hfisher@ksds.edu 410-486-8640, ext. 276

B.A. (Radio, TV and Film)

Friedman, Allison (KSDS ’12)

Marketing & Development Coordinator
afriedman@ksds.edu 410-486-6400 ext. 196

B.S. (Integrated Public Relations & Advertising) 

Friedman, Donna

School Nurse
dfriedman@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 247

B.S. (Nursing); R.N.; M.A.S

Golob, Miriam

Kindergarten - Grade 8 Administrator
mgolob@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 225

B.S. (Business)

Green, Sharon

Kindergarten - Grade 8 Curriculum Coordinator
sgreen@ksds.edu 410-486-8640

Post-Master’s Certificate (Educational Leadership); M.A.T. (Elementary Education); B.A. (Hebraic Studies)

Gruenberg, Rabbi Joshua

Senior Rabbi, Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools

Jacobs, Sarah

Director of Strategic Operations & Community Engagement
sjacobs@chizukamuno.org 410-486-6400 ext. 266

M.P.A (Non-Profit Management); B.A. (Political Science)

Nelson, Dr. Lindy

K-5 Learning Specialist
lrosennelson@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 254

BSc. Logopaedics (Speech-Language); The Hornsby Learning Center Dyslexia Teacher Training Diploma; PhD. (Clinical Communications Science)

Richmond, Howard

Business Manager
hrichmond@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 268

B.S. (Finance)

Schwartz, Rabbi Moshe

Head of School
mschwartz@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 259

Rabbinic Ordination; M.A. (Education); B.A. (Political Science)

Sokolow, Nora

Middle School Learning Specialist
nsokolow@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 297

M.Ed. (Reading Education); B.A. (English Literature)

Stewart, Monica

Nurse
mstewart@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 247

M. A. (Education, Reading Education); B.S. (Nursing)

Thompson, Stacey

Admissions Associate, K-8 Service Learning Coordinator
sthompson@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 260

B.A. (Public Relations)

Van Hoven, Susan

Office Manager, Middle School Math
svanhoven@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 253

B.S. (Sociology)

Wahlberg, Jodi

Middle School English, Social Studies and Torah Reading; Director of Bridges Lateral Entry Program and Community Partnerships
jwahlberg@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 248

M.A. (Education); B.A. (Judaic Studies and Journalism)

Wavle, Kristen

Middle School Counselor
kwavle@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 302

M.A. (Counseling/Community); B.S. (Political Science & Justice Studies)

Weinberg, Nissa

Director of Admissions
nweinberg@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 246

M.A. (Leadership in Education with a concentration in Mathematics); B.A. (Education)

Lower School

Babo, Chen

Lower School Judaic Studies

B.A. (Music Education) 

Berman, Ann

Lower School Hebrew and Judaic Studies

M.A. (Biblical Studies); B.A. (Hebraic Studies)

Brazin, Lowell

Lower School Judaic Studies

Rabbinic Ordination

M.A. (Jewish Education); B.S. (Civil Engineering)

Buck, Dr. Sharon

Lower School Psychologist, Coordinator of Student Services
sbuck@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 255

Psy.D. (Clinical Child Psychology); B.A. (Psychology)

Burke, Helen

Lower School General Studies

B.A. (Art History)

Cohen, Shannon

Athletic Director, Lower School and Middle School Physical Education
scohen@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 265

M.S. (Science in Physical Education); B.A. (History)

Danyali, Alicia

Lower School General Studies

M.S. (School Administration and Supervision); B.S. (Elementary Education)

Drossner, Alison

Lower School General Studies
adrossner@ksds.edu 410-486-8640

B.A. (Early Childhood Education); M.A. (Leadership in Teaching with a cultural proficiency)

Fuld, Sara

Lower School Music

M.A.T. (Elementary Education); B.A. (English)

Grobani, Sally

Lower School Hebrew and Judaic Studies

M.A. (Jewish Education); B.A. (Musicology)

Haas, Rose

Lower School Judaic Studies

M.A. (Jewish Education), B.A. (Jewish Studies & Special Education)

Hollander, Marlene

Lower School General & Judaic Studies

B.A. (Administration of Justice and Certification, Jewish Studies)  P.B. (Elementary Education)

Ingerman, Melissa

Lower School General Studies

B.S. (Elementary Education)

Kaplowitz, Toby

Lower School Judaic Studies

M.S. (Education); B.A. (Psychology)

Katcoff, Robin

Lower School General Studies

Doctor of Pharmacy

Keller, Jenny

Lower School Library Specialist
jkeller@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 242

M.S. (Reading Specialist);  B.S. (Elementary Education) 

 

Kosmides, Jennifer

Lower School General Studies

M.A. (Elementary Education, Special Education Certification); B.A. (Speech Communications)

Lauer, Estie

Lower School General Studies

M.A. (Education), B.S. (Physiology)

Lepski, Gigi

Lower School and Middle School Art

B.S. (Art)

Mann, Aliza

Lower School General Studies

B.S. (General and Special Elementary Education)

Miller, Arielle (KSDS ’03)

After School Enrichment Coordinator; Hebrew Reading Resource
enrichment@ksds.edu 410-486-8640

B.A. (Family Studies, Services to Children and Youth Track) - in progress

Mortimer, Elliot

Lower School and Middle School Physical Education
emortimer@ksds.edu 410-486-8640

B.S. (Sports Management)

Nelson, Dr. Lindy

K-5 Learning Specialist
lrosennelson@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 254

BSc. Logopaedics (Speech-Language); The Hornsby Learning Center Dyslexia Teacher Training Diploma; PhD. (Clinical Communications Science)

Pierce, Heather

Lower School General Studies

M.A. (Education, Special Education and Reading); B.S. (Psychology)

Platt, Marci

Lower School Math Resource

M.S. (Reading); B.S. (Elementary Education)

Reznik, Chantal

Lower School Hebrew and Judaic Studies

B.A. (Jewish Education)

Saposnik, Fallon

Lower School Judaic Studies

Teaching Assistant

Steinig, Deborah

Lower School and Middle School General Studies

M.S.E. (Computer and Information Science); B.A. (Mathematics, Philosophy, and English)

Stoller, Hannah (KSDS ’11)

Lower School and Middle School General Studies

B.A. (Public Health & Psychology)

Thaler, Alex

Lower School Science, Middle School Drama

M.S. (Elementary Education); B.F.A. (Theatre)

Thompson, Stacey

Admissions Associate, K-8 Service Learning Coordinator
sthompson@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 260

B.A. (Public Relations)

Tzameret, Ali (KSDS ’99)

Lower School General and Judaic Studies

M.A. (TESOL); B.A. (History and Jewish Studies)

Wahlberg, Jodi

Middle School English, Social Studies and Torah Reading; Director of Bridges Lateral Entry Program and Community Partnerships
jwahlberg@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 248

M.A. (Education); B.A. (Judaic Studies and Journalism)

Walinsky, Aaron

Lower School General Studies, Middle School Asst. High School Transition

B.S. (Early Childhood Education);  Pre-K to 4th Grade Certification

Walinsky, Yael (Lowenberg) [KSDS ’09]

Lower School General Studies, Middle School Hebrew

B.S. (Education); Early Childhood Education Certification; M.A. (Educational Leadership, concentration in Disabilities Inclusion and Advocacy)

Weisman, Sefira

Lower School Judaic Studies

B.A. (Education & Psychology) 

Wilk, Amy

Lower School General Studies

B.A. (Production Design) 

Wolff, Debbie

Lower School General Studies

M.S. (Educational Leadership), B.S. (Marketing) 

Yankellow, Donny

Lower School & Middle School Makerspace

B.S. (Art-Visual Communications)

Middle School

Allen, Erica

Middle School Judaic Studies

M.A. (Jewish Education); B.A. (History)

Arie, Lilach

Middle School Hebrew
larie@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 277

B.S. (Science Education)

Benavides, Bekah

Middle School General Studies

B.A. (International Affairs)

Buchsbaum, Roxanne

Middle School Transition to High School Coordinator
rbuchsbaum@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 306

B.S. (Education)

Clifton, Sarah

Middle School Math

B.S. (Mathematics and English Education)

Cohen, Hasia

Middle School Hebrew, Tzedakah Coordinator

M.A. (History/Judaic Studies); B.A. (Literature/Education)

Cohen, Shannon

Athletic Director, Lower School and Middle School Physical Education
scohen@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 265

M.S. (Science in Physical Education); B.A. (History)

Fagan, Dr. Elie

Middle School Hebrew and Judaics, Israel Education Chair

Ph.D. (Modern Jewish History: Holocaust & Genocide Studies); M.A. (Leadership, Jewish Education & Communal Service) B.A. (Jewish History) 

Fauser, Michael

Middle School Social Studies

M.A. (Applied History/Education); B.A. (History)

Glaser, Miriam

Middle School Science Teacher
mglaser@ksds.edu 410-486-8640

M.A. (Environmental Education); B.A. (Biology)

Gorman, Missy

Middle School Science

B.S. (Secondary Education, Minor in Biology)

Jacobs, Rabbi Marci

Middle School Judaics

Rabbinic Ordination; M.A. (Talmud and Rabbinics); A.B (Philosophy); B.A. (Jewish Thought)

Kanter, Keith

Middle School Judaics, Tefilla Teacher

J.D. (Juris Doctor); A.H.L. (Associate of Hebrew Literature); B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Lepski, Gigi

Lower School and Middle School Art

B.S. (Art)

Mitton, Andrea

Middle School English, Cooking, Sewing

M.A. (Secondary Education); B.A. (English)

Mortimer, Elliot

Lower School and Middle School Physical Education
emortimer@ksds.edu 410-486-8640

B.S. (Sports Management)

Nahum, Ifat

Middle School Judaics/Hebrew/Math

M.S. (Mathematics and Computer Sciences); B.S. (Mathematics and Computer Sciences)

Nelson, Dr. Lindy

K-5 Learning Specialist
lrosennelson@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 254

BSc. Logopaedics (Speech-Language); The Hornsby Learning Center Dyslexia Teacher Training Diploma; PhD. (Clinical Communications Science)

Nesky, Robin

Middle School Math Chair, STEAM and MakerSpace

M.A.T. (Teaching); M.S. (Chemical Engineering); B.S. (Chemical Engineering)

Nusinov, Vered

Writing Workshop and Journalism

Ph.D. Candidate (Language, Literacy, and Culture); M.A. (Education/Secondary English); B.A. (English)

Platzke, Kelly

Middle School English Chair, Middle School English and Writing Workshop

M.A. (Education); B.A. (Humanities)

Prince, Barbie

Middle School Mathematics

M.Ed. (School Improvement Leadership); M.S. (Gifted Education); B.A. (Elementary Education)

Schon, Erika

Middle School Choir

M.B.A (Finance); B.A. (Economics)

Sokolow, Nora

Middle School Learning Specialist
nsokolow@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 297

M.Ed. (Reading Education); B.A. (English Literature)

Steinig, Deborah

Lower School and Middle School General Studies

M.S.E. (Computer and Information Science); B.A. (Mathematics, Philosophy, and English)

Stoller, Hannah (KSDS ’11)

Lower School and Middle School General Studies

B.A. (Public Health & Psychology)

Thaler, Alex

Lower School Science, Middle School Drama

M.S. (Elementary Education); B.F.A. (Theatre)

Thompson, Stacey

Admissions Associate, K-8 Service Learning Coordinator
sthompson@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 260

B.A. (Public Relations)

Van Hoven, Susan

Office Manager, Middle School Math
svanhoven@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 253

B.S. (Sociology)

Wahlberg, Jodi

Middle School English, Social Studies and Torah Reading; Director of Bridges Lateral Entry Program and Community Partnerships
jwahlberg@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 248

M.A. (Education); B.A. (Judaic Studies and Journalism)

Walinsky, Aaron

Lower School General Studies, Middle School Asst. High School Transition

B.S. (Early Childhood Education);  Pre-K to 4th Grade Certification

Walinsky, Yael (Lowenberg) [KSDS ’09]

Lower School General Studies, Middle School Hebrew

B.S. (Education); Early Childhood Education Certification; M.A. (Educational Leadership, concentration in Disabilities Inclusion and Advocacy)

Wavle, Kristen

Middle School Counselor
kwavle@ksds.edu 410-486-8640 ext. 302

M.A. (Counseling/Community); B.S. (Political Science & Justice Studies)

Wecker, Tzipora

Middle School Music, Mathematics and Hebrew

M.A. (Music Education); B.A. (Music Performance/Mathematics)

Yankellow, Donny

Lower School & Middle School Makerspace

B.S. (Art-Visual Communications)

Zelickman, Galit

Middle School General and Judaic Studies

B.S. (Art-Visual Communications)