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Administrator Support Program

Administrator Support Program
Administrator Support Program Cohort Workshop, August 2021
Administrator Support Program

JNTP offers two models of support to Jewish day school administrators and teacher leaders. Our cohort model supports administrators and teacher leaders who are new to administration (0-3 years in the role) and have supervisory responsibilities. This is a valuable opportunity for self-assessment, reflection and professional growth at the start of a new role. Our individual coaching model offers customized support to administrators at all levels.

 

Both models bring New Teacher Center’s nationally recognized professional development to the Jewish day school field. Coaching strategies, tools and resources are modeled on NTC’s research-based and highly-regarded work in the area of school leadership. JNTP’s comprehensive administrator support is responsive to the culture and needs of the individual school.

 

Since 2013, we have coached 210 new administrators in 101 schools across 19 states plus Canada.

Cohort model

Offers early career administrators and teacher leaders the opportunity to collaborate, share experiences and grow with others in similar roles through a combination of professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching.

  • 20-month program
  • Seven days of in-person professional development; one half-day online professional development; and six 1.5-hour evening forums
  • Ten 1-hour individual coaching sessions over the two academic years
  • JNTP coach meetings with Head of School
  • Professional development addresses topics of leadership, culture and supervision

Individual Coaching model

Customized individual support to administrators at any point in their careers to help them maximize their potential. 

  • Choice of 10 or 12 sessions of one hour each
  • Agenda set by participant around areas of leadership, culture and supervision
  • Periodic check-ins with Head of School
Administrator Support Program
“I have gained so much from participating in the Administrator Support Program. Most importantly, it provided me with a professional community. It is really helpful to vent, share ideas and hear about other people’s challenges. One strategy, in particular, that has made an impact is the “Quick Visits” tool. It’s very difficult to leave my classroom, so I wasn’t doing enough classroom observations. Being taught how to do “Quick Visits” liberated me and enabled me to get into every single classroom in my department. It helped me understand what’s really happening in the classroom and what the students are experiencing. I believe it has helped me change the culture of the department.”

Lynn Kraft

Chair of the Bible Department, Ida Crown Jewish Academy
Administrator Support Program
“I have been part of many professional development courses and initiatives during my years as a Jewish educator. My experience with JNTP’s Administrator Support Program has had the most significant, direct impact on my effectiveness in school.”

Batsheva Atlas

Middle School Dean of Students, Berman Hebrew Academy
Administrator Support Program
I can’t say enough about how important the Administrator Support Program cohort is. I was able to do my job because of the support of JNTP.

Rena Levovitz

Assistant Principal, General Studies Grades K-2, Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov
Administrator Support Program

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Administrator Support Program

Judith Talesnick

Program Consultant

Lisa Peloquin

Senior Instructional Designer and Coach

Lisa Peloquin is a Senior Instructional Designer and Coach at JNTP, where she focuses on content development and materials preparation for JNTP’s Early Childhood and Administrator Support Programs.. Lisa holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a concentration in child development, from Penn State and a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in community psychology, with a research interest in understanding how school communities can impact educational equity. Lisa can be reached at lpeloquin@newteachercenter.org.

Tavi Koslowe

Program Consultant

Rabbi Tavi Koslowe is a Program Consultant at JNTP, where he provides coaching to early career administrators through the Administrator Support Program. Tavi has been a teacher and educational leader for the last twenty years in lower, middle, and high school settings. He is currently serving as the High School Dean at the Leffell School in Westchester, NY and the co-director of The Idea Institute, where he supports teachers, administrators, and school leaders in furthering educational practice in Project Based Learning. Most recently, Tavi served as the Judaic Studies Principal of The Idea School in Tenafly, NJ and has held other school leadership positions at the Ramaz School in Manhattan, NY and Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ. Tavi participated in JNTP’s Teacher Induction and Administrator Support Programs. He can be reached at tkoslowe@newteachercenter.org.

Eva Broder

Program Consultant

Eva is a Program Consultant for JNTP, where she facilitates professional development training for early childhood mentors. Eva has served as a teacher in private schools throughout the NY area for over 15 years. During this time, she has provided support as a teacher mentor, working with individuals and groups to enhance their teaching practice, and has facilitated and trained teachers in the use of Professional Learning Communities. Eva currently works as a School Consultant for Professional Development at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB). She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University and an M.S. in Special and General Education from Bank Street College. Eva trained as a mentor with JNTP in 2017-18. She can be reached at ebroder@newteachercenter.org.

Evan Weiner

Associate Program Consultant

Evan Weiner is an Associate Program Consultant at JNTP, where he facilitates mentor training. He has been involved with Jewish Education for over 20 years. Evan began his connection with JNTP as a new teacher and eventually became a mentor himself, mentoring teachers in both General and Judaic Studies departments. He has been an educational leader in both formal and informal educational settings, and has brought his JNTP training to elicit the best in his staff partners. Most recently, Evan served as Judaic Studies Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, and Instructional Coach at Ohr Chadash Academy in Baltimore before joining the JNTP staff. Evan participated in the YOU Lead Educational Leadership Program and JETSIsrael Edtech Incubator Program, and he holds an M.Ed. from Azrieli School of Education. Evan can be reached at eweiner@newteachercenter.org.

Rachel R. Harari

Associate Program Consultant

Rachel Harari is an Associate Program Consultant at JNTP, where she co-facilitates new teacher training. She is also an Associate Lecturer at Columbia University and a middle school English Language Arts teacher at Yeshivah of Flatbush. Rachel is currently working on her PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University, within their Educational Leadership program. Through her work as a Department Chair for six years at Magen David Yeshivah High School in Brooklyn, New York, Rachel was inspired to study the role of the high school department chair in Modern Orthodox schools in New York City. Rachel received her M.S. in Special Education from Brooklyn College, and her B.S. in English Education from New York University, where she published her research on mathematics anxiety in elementary school students: “Mathematics Anxiety in Young Children: An Exploratory Study.” Rachel is a 2016 recipient of The Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize, which recognizes emerging leaders in the field of Jewish Education.

Lauren Katz

Director of Development

Lauren Katz is JNTP’s Director of Development, where she oversees the organization’s fundraising efforts and marketing and communications initiatives in an effort to advance JNTP’s mission and strategic goals. Lauren’s portfolio includes strategic planning, donor cultivation, engagement, and gift acquisition. She has an extensive background in Jewish non-profit management with a specific focus on fundraising and development, most recently serving as the Director of Marketing & Communications and Alumni Relations at SAR High School for over four years and at the Ramaz School for seven years as the Director of Alumni Relations. In addition, Lauren worked at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and UJA-Federation of MetroWest, NJ in the campaign and planning and allocations departments. Lauren holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and attended the University of Michigan School of Social Work and Jewish Communal Leadership Program. Lauren can be reached at lkatz@newteachercenter.org.