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Administrative Staff

Director of Early

Childhood Education


Sheila Purdin

Sheila Purdin began her career in early education twenty eight years ago in her native Seattle. She is on the board of Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism, serving as VP of Marketing. During her twenty years in the Atlanta area, she was director of two Reform preschools, actively participated in the Jewish Early Childhood Council of Atlanta as both chairperson and conference coordinator. She previously sat on the PJ Library of Atlanta board and participated in the URJ Pursuing Excellence in Your Early Childhood Center Community of Practice. Sheila is thrilled to be a part of the Temple Sinai Preschool and greater synagogue community. She lives with her dog, Lulu, and has two adult children who are pretty fantastic.

Curriculum Coordinator

  Gina Geller
Gina Geller is our Temple Sinai Curriculum Coordinator.  She supports all of our classrooms and teachers to elevate classroom experiences.  She has been an ECE teacher for over 15 years and has taught every age group in our school.  In addition, she continues to engage kids in the afternoon as she teaches enrichment classes to the 3 year old and PreK classes.  Currently she teaches a STEAM class (Science, Technology/Engineering, Art, Math)  as well as kid yoga. 

Assistant Director

Julie Spitz

Julie Spitz has over 25 years of early childhood education experience as a teacher and administrator. She has also served as an Accounts and Office Manager in a medical setting, working in close partnership with families, building professional community relationships.  

Administrative Assistant

Kelsey Oliver

Kelsey Oliver is a Temple Sinai Preschool alum. She started her career with Temple Sinai as an Assistant Teacher and moved through the ranks becoming a Lead Teacher in a 2-year-old and then a 4-year-old classroom.  Kelsey has settled in the preschool office but still enjoys visiting the classrooms. In Kelsey's free time you can find her spending time with her family and enjoying being a mom. 


Early Childhood Educators

Kim Aiken, Lead Teacher

Rachel Dominas, Lead Teacher

Beatrice Irankunda, Lead Teacher

Andrea Kononov, Assistant Teacher

Shelly Mozes, Art Specialist

Olga Pschenichnaya, Assistant Teacher

Maggie Shoemaker, Lead Teacher

Marsha Smith, Assistant Teacher

Olga Valuyeva, Assistant Teacher

Jen Brehmer, Lead Teacher

Hilary Ewing, Assistant Teacher

Tanya Kupriyanova, Assistant Teacher

Nadia Polozova, Lead Teacher

Marlene Sherman, Library Specialist

Yelena Skuratovich, Assistant Teacher

Lyuda Terletskya, Assistant Teacher


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