From your Heads of School
On behalf of the entire leadership team, let us be the first to welcome you to Kehillah Schechter Academy. We believe, deeply, in the vision and mission of KSA and are proud to stand with the amazing staff and faculty that dedicate each and every moment to inspiring, empowering and helping all of our children excel. Please know that our door is always open!
Rabbi David Paskin
David Paskin, or Rabbi David as he is known, is an accomplished spiritual leader, singer/songwriter, entertainer and award-winning Jewish educator. For more than a decade, David has served as full-time Spiritual Leader of Temple Beth Abraham in Canton, Massachusetts and more recently took on the role as co-Head of School of Kehillah Schechter Academy.
But this doesn't mean he's new to KSA. Rabbi David has been a part of the KSA family since 2003. In his first 8 years he served as a teacher of Tanakh and Rabbinics in the Middle School and as a leader of T'fillah and celebration for the entire school. Together with Rabbi Menachem Creditor, Rabbi David created Rosh Chodesh Live, a monthly celebration that continues to be a central part of the spiritual life of KSA. He has also produced six full-length CD's of original music, much of which is sung at KSA.
His eldest daughter graduated from KSA in 2012. He currently has one daughter in fourth grade and another beginning kindergarten in the next couple of years.
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Dr. Nitzan Resnick
Eight years ago, Dr. Resnick (D-Res) left her career as a scientist and a faculty member at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, and as a visiting Professor at Harvard Medical School to develop and direct a new initiative in STEM education for primary and secondary schools. She established The New Science and Math Initiative (NSMI), in 2005, at Kehillah Schechter Academy. The program addresses deep concerns related to the slow progress in STEM education in the US. It was designed based on her experience with undergraduate and graduate students, and the premise that students today lack both basic 21st century skills as well as a curiosity toward science and math. NSMI aims to enhance, update and integrate the math and science current curriculum, to provide the students with inquiry skills and to promote scientific passion and curiosity among students and teachers.
More recently, she has used her experience and tools created for NSMI as an anchor to create a cross-curricular change in k-8 education. Through the use of a common cross-subject educational “language” that is based on habits of mind and the national common core skills, and through the establishment of individual SMART goals for students, teachers shift their traditional one-subject passive lecturing, into an integrated project-based learning that is based on “real–life” challenges.
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