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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.

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

mgarrett@byds.org


















JENNIFER LEVINE Head of School jlevine@byds.org
LINDA ATZIL Controller latzil@byds.org
JANICE BEKKER Admin. Assistant to the Elementary School Principal jbekker@byds.org
HARRIET BORMASTER Learning Specialist hbormaster@byds.org
NINA CANNADY Staff Accountant ncannady@byds.org
MELISSA GARRETT Director of ASA, EDE, and Camp mgarrett@byds.org
ERICA GOLDBERG Director of Marketing & Development egoldberg@byds.org
MICHELLE HOLLAND Assistant to the Head of School & CFO 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
ALEX NEWMAN Counselor anewman@byds.org
LESLIE PESIS Student Achievement Team Coordinator lpesis@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 EC 1 aespinoza@byds.org
LUISANA MARTINEZ EC 1 lmartinez@byds.org
CDO MARIA ELENA GAMERO EC 5 mgamero@byds.org
HANNAH KIRSNER EC 5 hkirsner@byds.org
MARIANA FEFER EC 3 mfefer@byds.org
RAEN CASSEDAY EC 3 rcasseday@byds.org
TWOS RACHEL LEE EC 9 rlee@byds.org
LISA NATES EC 9 lnates@byds.org
ANDREA FEINMAN EC 10 afeinman@byds.org
JESSICA MONCALEANO EC 10 jmoncaleano@byds.org
ROSIE MORENO EC 10 rmoreno@byds.org
THREES AMY IDERIS EC 12 aideris@byds.org
KATIE O'DRISCOLL EC 12 kodriscoll@byds.org
MICHELLE HADAR EC 14 mhadar@byds.org
EMMA MYERS EC 14 emyers2@byds.org
LITA SELSBERG EC 13 lselsberg@byds.org
MIRIAM ILECHUKWU EC 13 milechukwu@byds.org















PRE-K CYNTHIA MARTINEZ ES 10 cmartinez@byds.org
HEATHER PURCELL ES 10 hpurcell@byds.org
DONNA ALLEN ES 12 dallen@byds.org
DANA HAKIMI ES 12 dhakimi@byds.org
SHERRY OLIVER ES 8 soliver@byds.org
MORGAN LEWMAN ES 8 mlewman@byds.org
KINDERGARTEN SARAH HOFFER ES 11 shoffer@byds.org
ADRIENNE RANCE ES 13 arance@byds.org
JEAN KESSLER Kindergarten Teaching Assistant jkessler@byds.org
FIRST LAUREN SORKIN ES 16 lsorkin@byds.org
JACKELYN SILVERMAN ES 15 jsilverman@byds.org
SECOND EDEN SHAPIRO ES 18 eshapiro@byds.org
COURTNEY COLLINS ES 17 ccollins@byds.org
THIRD ROBIN ALTER ES 3 ralter@byds.org
IRIS CASTILLO ES 2 icastillo@byds.org
FOURTH/FIFTH MATT RIKLIN 3rd -5th J-STEAM mriklin@byds.org
AMANDA ORTIZ Humanities aortiz@byds.org
PAULA SINGER Math psinger@byds.org







ARIEL ROZEN Principal of Jewish Life & Admissions Advisor arozen@byds.org
LIMOR CARASSO 3rd - 5th Grade Hebrew lcarasso@byds.org
TODD DOCTOR School Rabbi tdoctor@byds.org
GAL LITANI Judaic Specialist and PreK/K Music glitani@byds.org
DENISE OLITZKI EC - Pre-K Hebrew & Judaics dolitzki@byds.org
MATT RIKLIN 3rd - 5th Grade Judaic Studies mriklin@byds.org
HILLA TAMBOUR K - 2nd Grade Hebrew & Judaics htambour@byds.org





COURTNEY COLLINS Robotics and Ed Tech Coordinator ccollins@byds.org
SHELLY RIKLIN J-STEAM Teacher (Early Childhood-2nd) sriklin@byds.org
KELLY HEATHER Art Teacher kheather@byds.org
MELANEE KAPLAN-WEISER PE Teacher mweiser@byds.org
AMY LAURO 1st - 5th Music Teacher alauro@byds.org
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Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught...
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2017-03-13T11:54:16-05:00
Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught and reinforced fundamental Jewish values...
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning...
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2018-07-03T03:12:44-05:00
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning in a wide variety of Jewish and secular areas.
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way...
Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
2018-07-03T03:17:50-05:00
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way we do Judaics makes Beth Yeshurun perfect for me.
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
2018-07-03T03:19:20-05:00
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we...
Beth Yeshurun Day School - Houston, TX
2018-07-03T03:20:29-05:00
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.
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