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Administrator Support Program

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

JNTP offers support to Jewish day school 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 program brings 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 120 new administrators in 67 schools across 15 states.

Cohort model

Offers early career administrators 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.

  • Over a two-year period, 10 days of professional development workshops and three 1.5-hour evening forums
  • Eleven 1-hour individual coaching sessions over the two years
  • JNTP coach meetings with Head of School
  • Professional development addresses topics of leadership, culture and supervision

Individual Coaching model

Customized individual support to early career administrators to help them quickly maximize their potential.

  • Choice of 10 or 12 sessions of one hour each
  • Periodic check-ins with Head of School
  • Agenda set by novice administrator around areas of leadership, culture and supervision
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

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 holds a Masters in Education from Azrieli School of Education.

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 the Director of Development at JNTP. 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.