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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.

Early Learning Consultant
 

Molly Lipkin

Molly Lipkin M.A., L.P.C.C. is a licensed professional counselor who provides social emotional and behavioral therapies for kids and families. Molly enjoys supporting teachers in creating an inclusive learning environment for students through the vital years of early learning. She is also a Temple Sinai Preschool alum! 

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. Julie is currently the Lead Teacher of Room 105, and will assume the Assistant Director position in a fulltime capacity after Winter Break on Tuesday, January 7.  

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. 

 

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. 

Early Childhood Educators


Kim Aiken, Lead Teacher

 
Rachel Dominas, Lead Teacher


Danielle Geller. Curriculum Coordinator


Beatrice Irankunda, Lead Teacher


Andrea Kononov, Assistant Teacher


Shelly Mozes, Art Specialist


Olga Pschenichnaya, Assistant Teacher


Jackie Rutman, Lead Teacher


Maggie Shoemaker, Lead Teacher


Marsha Smith, Assistant Teacher


Olga Valuyeva, Assistant Teacher


Jen Brehmer, Lead Teacher


Hilary Ewing, Assistant Teacher

 
Carla Huamani, Assistant Teacher


Shanna Kirschner, Lead Teacher

 
Tanya Kupriyanova, Assistant Teacher


Nadia Polozova, Lead Teacher


Ilyssa Simon, Assistant Teacher


Marlene Sherman, Library Specialist


Yelena Skuratovich, Assistant Teacher


Lyuda Terletskya, Assistant Teacher

 

Thu, January 23 2020 26 Tevet 5780