Yavneh Day School names Cindy Schlesinger new Head of School

An educator for over 20 years, she is expected to transition into the role this summer
By: Yavneh Day School
LOS GATOS, Calif. - April 3, 2020 - PRLog -- The Board of Trustees of Yavneh Day School announced Cindy Schlesinger will be promoted from Dean of the Middle School to new Head of School, starting this summer. As Head of School, Schlesinger will be responsible for external aspects of school leadership, including fundraising and development, marketing, community relations, public appearances, as well as internal aspects, including balancing the budget and multi-year forecasting. To facilitate this leadership change, she will work closely with the current head, Zvi Weiss, to smoothly transition the school and prepare for the upcoming academic year.

"We are so excited to appoint Cindy as our next Head of School, said Arnnon Geshuri, Board Chair for Yavneh Day School. "As a key member of the school administration for the past four years, we have seen the incredible impact she has already had on our program, students, and the community. We look forward to her leadership and guiding our school to its next levels of growth and success!"

Within the Jewish day school community, Schlesinger has been a teacher, administrator, and educational innovator. Prior to Yavneh, Cindy served on the senior leadership team at Hausner, including as Assistant Head of School/Middle School Head at Hausner for six years. She designed and founded the science department at Pressman Academy and completed two executive leadership programs at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

"As an educator in the local Jewish day school community for over twenty years, I always admired Yavneh's close community and I was excited by the new models of education that were being implemented. The focus on meaningful integration, STEAM, and social and emotional learning piqued my interest and meeting the faculty solidified my desire to be part of the Yavneh community. The dedication and care for the students from everyone at Yavneh cannot be matched—working in partnership with the faculty, staff, parents, and students for the last four years has been the most fulfilling work of my lifetime. Yavneh's four fundamental beliefs not only put students at the center, but stress the importance of diversity, purpose, and community. I am humbled and honored by the opportunity to continue to build on this vision and help guide Yavneh on its next chapter."

About Yavneh Day School

A progressive, independent, K-8 school located in Los Gatos, Yavneh Day School is committed to academic excellence in general and Jewish studies within a strong, vibrant community where each child is celebrated and challenged. Yavneh offers integrated Jewish studies and top-notch academics along with STEAM, music, art, robotics, coding, environmental sciences, performing arts, Hebrew immersion, and more.

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