Meet the Gross Schechter Staff

We are extremely proud of our teachers and administrators at Gross Schechter Day School. Each brings their own unique skills and specialties to share with our students, which helps build a well-rounded community. Below you will find information about each staff member, as well as their email and extension.

BOROFFRANDYRandy Boroff

Head of School x403

Laura Albert

Laura Albert

Art and Tech Teacher

Laura received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Delaware with a…

Barbie Barnholtz

Barbie Barnholtz

Infant Care Coordinator

From mother’s helper to babysitter to nanny to daycare provider/preschool teacher to mother, Barbie’s love…

Rabbi Jonathan Berger

Rabbi Jonathan Berger

Associate Head of School for Judaic Studies and Programs

Rabbi Berger has been working at Jewish day schools since 2001, and came to Gross Schechter Day…

Randy Boroff

Randy Boroff

Head of School

Randy is a career educator and veteran superintendent. He brings over 40 years of experience to…

Tracey Bortz

Tracey Bortz

Director of Early Childhood Education

Tracey emigrated from South Africa in 2001. She graduated from the Johannesburg College of Education and…

Carolyn Clerget

Carolyn Clerget

Music Teacher

Carolyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory, a Masters Degree…

Janna Dorfman

Janna Dorfman

Director of Admissions

Janna received her Bachelor of Arts from Brandeis University and her Masters of Social Work…

Ora Dromi

Ora Dromi

ECC Tziporim Teacher

Ora received her teaching degree in her native Israel. She has been teaching at Schechter for…

Orli Dugan

Orli Dugan

Kindergarten Judaic Studies Teacher

Orli, a graduate of Schechter, has taught here for seven years. She graduated from The…

Bryan Eaton

Bryan Eaton

Facilities

Bryan has been with Schechter over 12 years. Originally from Cleveland, Brian likes comic books and…

Jesse Ebner

Jesse Ebner

MS Social Studies Teacher & 6th Grade GLA

Jesse attended Villanova University for her undergraduate degree and John Carroll University for a Masters of…

Iris Edelman

Iris Edelman

ECC Kofim Teacher

Iris is starting her 4th year at Schechter. She has been teaching preschool for a…

Marcy Escott

Marcy Escott

3rd Grade General Studies Teacher

Marcy received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1990, and then decided to go back…

Joel Faulkner

Joel Faulkner

Physical Education and IT Assistant

Joel graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration/ marketing in 2008.…

Marci Friedman

Marci Friedman

1st Grade General Studies Teacher

Marci has been teaching at Gross Schechter for 25 years. She graduated from The Ohio State…

Iris Granot

Iris Granot

ECC Prachim Teacher

Iris has been teaching at Gross Schechter since 2008, specializing in early childhood education.  She grew…

Abby Greenfield

Abby Greenfield

2nd Grade General Studies Teacher

Abby graduated from Kent State University in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education.…

Laurie Gross-Kammer

Laurie Gross-Kammer

Director of Student Service

Laurie has worked at Gross Schechter for nine years. She attended The Ohio State University for her…

Hadassa Hoff

Hadassa Hoff

2nd Grade Judaic Studies Teacher

Hadassa was born and raised in Israel. She has a degree in education, and enjoys teaching…

Loren Israelstam

Loren Israelstam

ECC Kofim Teacher

Loren is the proud mother of two alumni and one current student of Schechter. Their move…

Jennifer Kercher

Jennifer Kercher

Controller

Jennifer has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family for eight years, first as…

Sandy Laserson

Sandy Laserson

Speech and Language Pathologist

Sandy received her BA from the University of Michigan in Psychology-Speech and Hearing Science and…

Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb

5th Grade General Studies Teacher

Lisa graduated from The Ohio State University. She taught 4th grade in Garfield Heights public…

Talia Maoz

Talia Maoz

MS Ivrit Teacher

Talia teaches Judaic studies in the Dagim class. She moved to Cleveland from Israel last year and…

Nancy Markus

Nancy Markus

Middle School Math & 7th Grade GLA

Nancy received a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and a Bachelor of Arts…

Donell Newman

Donell Newman

4th Grade General Studies Teacher

Donell received a Bachelor’s degree in child life specialty from The University of Akron, and…

Matthew Norton

Matthew Norton

Middle School Science Teacher

Matt has worked at Gross Schechter Day School for ten years. He graduated from Eastern…

Molly Rosenberg

Molly Rosenberg

Officer Manger

Molly joined Gross Schechter after earning her degree from The Ohio State University. Molly is a…

Esti Rub

Esti Rub

Food Services Coordinator

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Yuval Rub

Yuval Rub

Food Services Coordinator

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Joe Santora

Joe Santora

Middle School Math Teacher

Joe has been a teacher for 49 years. After working at Mayfield Heights High School for…

Fredell Schnee

Fredell Schnee

ECC Doobbim Teacher

Fredell is originally from Houston, Texas and has lived in Ohio for 20 years. She…

Danielle Shainker

Danielle Shainker

Technology Coordinator

Danielle was born and raised in Cleveland. She has been part of the Gross Schechter family…

Yehudit Sharaby

Yehudit Sharaby

3rd Grade Judaic Studies Teacher

Yehudit graduated from Bar Ilan University in Israel with a degree in special education, and then…

Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz

Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz

Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher/ Coordinator of Jewish Living

Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz graduated from the University of Minnesota with a major in  East Asian…

Tamar Poupko Smith

Tamar Poupko Smith

Marketing and Media Coordinator

Tamar Poupko Smith received her Bachelor of Science in Communications from Yeshiva University and has…

Vicki Teitelbaum

Vicki Teitelbaum

Pre-K General Studies Teacher x103

Vicki attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in elementary education.  She…

Ellis Thompson

Ellis Thompson

Facilities

Ellis joined Schechter after retiring from his professional job over six years ago.  He and…

Jim Walker

Jim Walker

Facilities Manager

Jim has worked with Gross Schechter for over 14 years. Originally from Cleveland, he and his…