Head of School Blog

Uncover the secret parenting inspiration found during the Hebrew month of Elul.

Welcome to the Hebrew month of Elul! Excited?! Meh, not so much. There is nothing particularly significant for you to observe this month. The high holidays are next month. This time of year is somewhat quiet on the Jewish calendar. As a result, Jewish tradition has elevated Elul to become a reflective time of year […]

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Gesher Summer 2019 Update

I often find that friends and colleagues I speak to during the summer assume that either I am not working right now (because I am in the Education field) or that I am working but that not much is going on.  In fact, that perception is so widespread that even many faculty members don’t understand […]

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Class of 2019 Graduation Remarks

We’ve had an amazing academic year here at Gesher JDS! We were re-accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS), we honored educators at our 36th Anniversary Gala, and our students and educators made great strides along our ongoing path towards increased organizational and educational excellence.  Most recently, we were proud to graduate an […]

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36th Anniversary Accomplishments

As we close the 36th anniversary year next week, I’d like to share my remarks from our annual meeting this past Monday.  They focus primarily on accomplishments made by our professional team as we moved forward according to goals and strategies laid out in our Annual Plan – the first year of our new 5-year […]

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Portrait of a Gesher Grad

Last week I wrote about how important it is for educators and students to understand where it is they are headed in any unit of learning, so that everyone can clearly see whether or not goals and outcomes have been met.  This is true at every level.  It is important for us to know where […]

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