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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

Marissa Vaughn

Marissa Vaughn is a Colorado native  and is the Temple Sinai Preschool Assistant Director. She joined the Temple Sinai team in 2009 as a teacher. Early Childhood Education is her passion! In her free time you can find Marissa outdoors enjoying her two dogs! 

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

Liv Elgethun

Danielle Geller

Karen Kirk

Andrea Kononov

Jean Levitt

Olga Pschenichnaya

Jessica Schoales

Maggie Shoemaker

Marsha Smith

Olga Valuyeva

Jen Brehmer

Hilary Ewing

Gina Geller

Shanna Kirschner

Tanya Kupriyanova

Nadia Polozova

Jordana Rychik

Marlene Sherman

Yelena Skuratovich

Lyuda Terletskya

 Ali Weiss

Sun, September 22 2019 22 Elul 5779