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.

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Laura Albert

Laura Albert

Art and Tech Teacher

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

Taylor Ardo

Taylor Ardo

ECC Dagim Teacher

Taylor has been a part of  Gross Schechter Day School since 2018. Taylor graduated from…

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…

Francesca Borally

Francesca Borally

ECC Parparim Teacher

Francesca was born and raised in Cleveland. She is a brand new member (August 2019)…

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…

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…

Katie Ferguson

Katie Ferguson

Assistant to the Head of School

Katie was born in Rocky River and raised in North Olmsted. She has been part…

Marci Friedman

Marci Friedman

1st Grade General Studies Teacher

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

Sarah German

Sarah German

ECC Parparim Teacher

Sarah joined the Gross Schechter Day School family in August 2019.  She has a Masters…

Rachel Gluck

Rachel Gluck

Kindergarten General Studies Teacher

Rachel joined the Gross Schechter Day school family in 2018.

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 August  2017.…

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…

Danielle Kaufman

Danielle Kaufman

ECC Kochavim Teacher

Danielle joined the Gross Schechter Day School family in August 2019.  

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…

Lyndsey Kim

Lyndsey Kim

ECC Kochavim Teacher

Lyndsey moved to Cleveland this year and became part of the Gross Schechter family in…

Rachel Kugelman

Rachel Kugelman

ICC Teacher

Rachel joined Gross Schechter Day School family in the spring of 2018.

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

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

Rachel Mears

Rachel Mears

Parparim Teacher

Rachel was thrilled to join the Gross Schechter team in August 2019. Rachel was born…

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…

Julia Meyer

Julia Meyer

MS Social Studies Teacher

Julia became part of the Gross Schechter Day Family in 2019. She graduated with a…

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…

Sherry O’Brien

Sherry O’Brien

ECC Nitzanim Teacher

Sherry is from Wickliffe and lives in Mentor on the Lake , She attended Lakeland…

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 over 25 years.…

Danielle Shainker

Danielle Shainker

Technology Coordinator

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

Yehudit Sharaby

Yehudit Sharaby

3rd Grade Judaic Studies Teacher

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

Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz

Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz

Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher/ Coordinator of Jewish Living

Rabbi Ben became part of the Gross Schechter Day School in 2015. Rabbi Ben Shlimovitz…

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

ECC Tziporim Teacher

Vicki has been part of the Gross Schechter Day School Family since 2009.  Vicki attended…

Ellis Thompson

Ellis Thompson

Facilities

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

Ora Toporivskiy

Ora Toporivskiy

ECC Dagim Teacher

Ora has been a part of Gross Schechter Day School since 2018. Ora moves to…

Jim Walker

Jim Walker

Facilities Manager

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

Jordyn Wilner

Jordyn Wilner

ECC Prachim Teacher

Jordyn joined the Gross Schechter Day School family in August 2018. She was born in…