From the Director’s Desk:
Who we are:
Education Services is a hub for Jewish educators in the Greater Seattle area. We collaborate with and offer programs for educators from Jewish day, supplementary and early childhood schools to ensure that Jewish education in Seattle is always on the cutting edge. Our programs fall under three target areas:
1. Communities of Practice: Jewish Education Director’s Association and Jewish Early Childhood Education Director’s Association professional groups learn, network and collaborate together to form local communities of practice. Together we have created an innovative environment that conceived the Seattle Jewish Early Childhood Education Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence.
2. Professional Development: Education Services offers learning opportunities for teachers throughout the year to ensure they are engaged and offered myriad opportunities to grow professionally in three designated areas: Pedagogy, Judaic Studies, and Technology in the Classroom. We developed the Jewish Teaching Certification and Honorarium Program for supplementary schools teachers and work with teachers throughout the year offering additional support they might need.
3. Emerging Leaders: Education Services is committed to identifying, investing, and cultivating talented educators. Through the Seattle ECE Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence, one-on-one mentorship and coaching in the Jewish day schools, scholarships for educational conferences, and through the annual Grinspoon Award, Education Services ensures that teachers are supported throughout their careers in Jewish education.
- Jewish Teaching Certification and Honorarium Program
- Professional Development Events - Sessions on a variety of topics, with JTC credit, STARS and clock hours available
- Consultation Services - Special needs, information and communications technologies consultation services available.
- The Early Childhood Fellowship for Leadership and Excellence - A unique, 2-year fellowship that identifies and develops our most talented educators
- Professional Development Resources
- Jewish Education Directors Association and Jewish Early Childhood Directors Association
- Professional Development Scholarships
- Jewish Education Awards
- You can find more programs on our up-to-date calendar.
Please click here to meet our talented pedagogues who work around the clock to make sure that Jewish education in Seattle is vibrant, dynamic and constantly moving forward. Feel free to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 206.774.2218.
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The real guardians of a city are its teachers. - Talmud