Faculty and staff

When our students enter the building, they are greeted with big smiles and high fives. Their teachers are genuinely excited to see them again, much like you are to see your own children every morning. That’s one of the many reasons our faculty is extraordinary. Our staff is dedicated to educating on more than English, math, history, and science. They teach students about hard work and the importance of doing the best we can in all that we do. They help to understand the world around us and question it when we do not understand. They teach how to set goals and how to achieve them. They inspire students to pursue their dreams by giving them the tools and support they need to succeed.

Melissa Garrett
EDE & CAMP DIRECTOR

mgarrett@byds.org

Megan Uzick
PRINCIPAL OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Jenny Mark
DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
Erica Goldberg
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & DEV
Donna Lane
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ariel Rozen
PRINCIPAL OF JEWISH LIFE / ADMISSIONS















JENNIFER LEVINE Head of School jlevine@byds.org
LINDA ATZIL Controller latzil@byds.org
JANICE BEKKER Office Assistant jbekker@byds.org
MELISSA GARRETT Executive Office Administrative Assistant mgarrett@byds.org
ERICA GOLDBERG Director of Marketing & Development egoldberg@byds.org
MICHELLE HOLLAND Front Desk Receptionist mholland@byds.org
DONNA LANE Chief Financial Officer dlane@byds.org
DAVID LE IT dle@byds.org
JENNY MARK Director of Early Childhood jmark@byds.org
KARLA MORALES Director of Camp, EDE, ASA kmorales@byds.org
NINA OWENS Staff Accountant ncannady@byds.org
ARIEL ROZEN Principal of Jewish Life & Admissions Advisor arozen@byds.org
MIA SANANIKONE (NURSE MIA) School Nurse msananikone@byds.org
MEGAN UZICK Principal of the Elementary School muzick@byds.org





















INFANTS ALEXANDRA ESPINOZA aespinoza@byds.org
LAURA FRANCO CASTELLANOS lcastellanos@byds.org
JESSICA MONCALEANO jmoncaleano@byds.org
ATHENS COLEMAN acoleman@byds.org
CDO MARIA ELENA GAMERO mgamero@byds.org
HANNAH KIRSNER hkirsner@byds.org
MARIANA FEFER mfefer@byds.org
RAEN CASSEDAY rcasseday@byds.org
JESSICA LEVINE jessica.levine@byds.org
VIVIANA PIZANO vpizano@byds.org
TWOS SARAH LANDE slande@byds.org
LISA NATES lnates@byds.org
ANDREA FEINMAN afeinman@byds.org
ROSIE MORENO rmoreno@byds.org
LITA SELSBERG lselsberg@byds.org
MICHELLE PALACIOS mpalacios@byds.org
THREES AMY IDERIS aideris@byds.org
KATIE O'DRISCOLL kodriscoll@byds.org
MICHELLE HADAR mhadar@byds.org
EMMA MYERS emyers2@byds.org
FLOATING TEACHER MIRIAM ILECHUKWU milechukwu@byds.org


















PRE-K DONNA ALLEN dallen@byds.org
ALIYAH HITCHCOCK ahitchcock@byds.org
KATIE HERBST kherbst@byds.org
DANA HAKIMI dhakimi@byds.org
SHERRY OLIVER soliver@byds.org
JENNIFER GARRETT jgarrett@byds.org
KINDERGARTEN SARAH HOFFER shoffer@byds.org
ADRIENNE RANCE arance@byds.org
FIRST LAUREN SORKIN lsorkin@byds.org
JACKELYN SILVERMAN jsilverman@byds.org
SECOND EDEN SHAPIRO eshapiro@byds.org
MARLA ESQUENAZI mesquenazi@byds.org
THIRD ROBIN ALTER ralter@byds.org
IRIS CASTILLO icastillo@byds.org
FOURTH/FIFTH SARAH BAKER SUMINSKI ssuminski@byds.org
PAULA SINGER psinger@byds.org
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSISTANTS JEAN KESSLER jkessler@byds.org
JAMIE WEISER jweiser@byds.org





ARIEL ROZEN Principal of Jewish Life & Admissions Advisor arozen@byds.org
GILA COHEN 3rd - 5th Grade Hebrew gcohen@byds.org
TODD DOCTOR School Rabbi / 3rd - 5th Grade Judacis tdoctor@byds.org
DENISE OLITZKI EC - K Hebrew & Judaics dolitzki@byds.org
HILLA TAMBOUR 1st - 2nd Grade Hebrew & Judaics htambour@byds.org






COURTNEY COLLINS Educational Technology and Library Coordinator ccollins@byds.org
SHELLY RIKLIN Science Teacher (Early Childhood-1st) sriklin@byds.org
KELLY HEATHER Elementary Art Teacher kheather@byds.org
MELANEE KAPLAN-WEISER PE Teacher mweiser@byds.org
CHANS THOMAS 1st - 5th Music Teacher cthomas@byds.org
JONNE WILSON 2nd - 5th Science Teacher jwilson@byds.org





LESLIE PESIS Student Achievement Team Coordinator and Academic Language Therapist lpesis@byds.org
RUTH ADLER Achievement Coach radler@byds.org
HARRIET BORMASTER Achievement Coach hbormaster@byds.org
SAMANTHA GOLDING Achievement Coach sgolding@byds.org
ALEX NEWMAN School Counselor anewman@byds.org