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

Ms. Albert has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2010.  She…

Karen Altchouler

Karen Altchouler

ECC Eitzim Teacher

Morah Karen has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2018. Morah…

Barbie Barnholtz

Barbie Barnholtz

Infant Care Coordinator

Barbie has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2014.  From mother’s…

Rabbi Jonathan Berger

Rabbi Jonathan Berger

Associate Head of School for Judaic Studies and Programs

Rabbi Berger has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since the summer…

Randy Boroff

Randy Boroff

Head of School

Randy has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since spring 2015. Randy…

Tracey Bortz

Tracey Bortz

Director of Early Childhood Education

Morah Tracey has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2001. Tracey…

Carolyn Clerget

Carolyn Clerget

Music Teacher

Mrs. Clerget has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2016.  She…

Janna Dorfman

Janna Dorfman

Director of Admissions

Jana Dorfman has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2016. She…

Ora Dromi

Ora Dromi

ECC Tziporim Teacher

Morah Ora has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 1986. Her…

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 part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2003. Originally from…

Jesse Ebner

Jesse Ebner

MS Social Studies Teacher & 6th Grade GLA

Mrs. Ebner has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2011. She…

Iris Edelman

Iris Edelman

ECC Kofim Teacher

Morah Iris has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2012.  She…

Marcy Escott

Marcy Escott

3rd Grade General Studies Teacher

Mrs. Escott has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2010. She…

Joel Faulkner

Joel Faulkner

Physical Education and IT Assistant

Mr. Faulkner has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2011. Joel…

Marci Friedman

Marci Friedman

1st Grade General Studies Teacher

Mrs. Friedman has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 1989.  She…

Iris Granot

Iris Granot

ECC Prachim Teacher

Morah Iris has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2008.  She…

Abby Greenfield

Abby Greenfield

2nd Grade General Studies Teacher

Ms. Greenfield has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2004. She…

Sheri Gross

Sheri Gross

Director of Creative Programing

Sheri has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2016.  Before coming…

Laurie Gross-Kammer

Laurie Gross-Kammer

Director of Student Service

Mrs. G-K has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2008. She…

Lauren Henkin

Lauren Henkin

MS Language Arts Teacher

Ms. Henkin has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2017. She…

Hadassa Hoff

Hadassa Hoff

2nd Grade Judaic Studies Teacher

Gevert Hoff has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2004 Gevert…

Loren Israelstam

Loren Israelstam

ECC Kofim Teacher

Morah Loren has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2009.  She…

Jennifer Kaplan

Jennifer Kaplan

Lead Coordinator of Advancement and Marketing

Jenny has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2017.  She earned…

Shiri Katz

Shiri Katz

Guidance Counselor

Dr. Shiri Katz joined the GSDS team on August 2018, as our Bellefaire school counselor.…

Jennifer Kercher

Jennifer Kercher

Controller

Jennifer has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2010, first as…

Sandy Laserson

Sandy Laserson

Speech and Language Pathologist

Sandy has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2012. Sandy received…

Lisa Loeb

Lisa Loeb

5th Grade General Studies Teacher

Msr Loeb has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2008. Lisa…

Talia Maoz

Talia Maoz

MS Ivrit Teacher

Morah Talia has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2013. She…

Nancy Markus

Nancy Markus

Middle School Math & 7th Grade GLA

Mrs Markus has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 1997.  Mrs…

Donell Newman

Donell Newman

4th Grade General Studies Teacher

Mrs.Newman has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2008. Mrs. Newman…

Matthew Norton

Matthew Norton

Middle School Science Teacher

Mr. Norton has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2006. He…

Molly Rosenberg

Molly Rosenberg

Officer Manger

Molly has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2014. Molly joined…

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

Mr. Santora has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School family since 2011. Mr.…

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…