"The Quest for Teaching Excellence"
Investment in Teachers: Excellent teachers and academic excellence go hand-in-hand, which is why our community is investing $1 million into professional development for teachers.
The four-year program, known as “The Quest for Teaching Excellence,” supports and enhances the work of every teacher in every classroom in each of four Jewish day schools: Golda Och Academy (GOA) in West Orange, Jewish Educational Center (JEC) in Elizabeth, Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School (JKHA/RKYHS) in Livingston, and the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph.
The program was developed through collaboration among the three schools under the guidance of a consultant, Penney Riegelman, the former Head of School of Newark Academy, one of the region’s top private secular schools.
The $1 million in funding supports the following major areas: a “faculty dean” position at each of the schools to coordinate ongoing professional development; a pool of grants to enable teachers to build on their skills through individualized workshops, continuing education, and other professional development activities; the preparation of new, comprehensive faculty assessment systems at each school; and a community-wide professional development conference for all faculty.
For more information
For more information on day schools in Greater MetroWest and the Greater MetroWest Day School Initiative, please contact Rebecca Hindin at [email protected] or (973) 929-2962, or contact the schools directly.