Eve Andrias Named as Head of Middle School

Rodeph Sholom School is delighted to share that Eve Andrias has accepted our offer to join RSS as Head of Middle School beginning July 1, 2018.

Eve emerged as our top choice from among a pool of over 40 educators from across the country who expressed interest in our position - and from a talented group of finalists who visited campus over the past two weeks. Eve is the right person to build on the incredible strengths of our Middle School and lead us to new heights.

As we got to know Eve and heard from professionals who have known her over her 20 years in education, we recognized that she is a relationship builder, an outstanding communicator, an intellectual, a strong leader, and, most importantly, that she loves middle school children. It is clear that Eve will joyfully lead the academic and social life of our Middle School based on a deep understanding of the Jewish values at the core of our mission.

Eve’s teaching and leadership work has always centered on bringing out the best in each child, on seeing the strengths each student contributes to an academic community, and on working with colleagues to create challenging and engaging learning environments. For Eve, the opportunity to join RSS fuses her professional life of leading outstanding, child-centered education with her personal belief in living a meaningful Jewish life.

Eve comes to us from The Spence School, where she currently serves as K-12 Director of Learning Resources. Prior to joining Spence, Eve coordinated and supervised the support team at The Earth School, a public elementary school in Manhattan’s East Village. Eve’s teaching and leadership experience has also included work at Bank Street School for Children, Crossroads Middle School, the Osher Early Learning Center, and The Nili School in Israel, as well as through the New York City Writing Project. Eve holds a B.A. in Comparative Religion from Wesleyan University and two Masters degrees from Bank Street College of Education in Early Adolescent Education and in Educational Leadership.

We are enormously grateful for the superb work of the Advisory Committee that supported this process, which ended with their unanimous recommendation to offer Eve the position. Rachelle Brown P’17, ‘20, Kim Buchbinder (Math Department Chair), Arianne Garcia (Romance Languages Department Chair), Mark Lotke P’19, ‘22, ‘24, Dr. Zach Mann P’28 (Jewish Studies and Hebrew Department Chair), Felicia Nachman P’16, ‘18, ‘22, Keren Schuller (Director of Student Support), and Ben Spratt P’22, ‘27 (Rabbi-in-Residence) provided balanced and thoughtful perspectives while giving significant time to this process. Further, we thank the many parents and faculty who took the time to engage with each finalist and provide feedback. The responses that we received from parents, teachers, students, and administrators were extremely helpful as we determined that Eve is the right person to lead our Middle School into its next chapter of excellence.

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