Rabbi Elisha Paul named new Head of School
The Board of Trustees is very pleased to announce that Rabbi Elisha Paul has been appointed the next Head of School of the Jewish High School of Connecticut, effective July 1, 2015.
Formerly the Head of School at Sulam, a K-12 Jewish school for diverse learners, Rabbi Paul is widely recognized as an engaging leader and visionary educator. He holds a Master's degree in Education Administration from Seattle Pacific University and a Doctoral certificate in Jewish Educational Leadership from Boston's Hebrew College. He has over twenty years of experience an an educator and administrator, having served as Assistant Principal at Northwest Yeshiva High School, Associate Head of at the RASG Hebrew Academy and Head of School at the Atlanta Jewish Academy.
The Search Committee was deeply impressed by Rabbi Paul's professional experience combined with his profound understanding of how today's students learn, lead and serve in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. His intelligence, warmth, passion and outstanding record of accomplishments made it clear that Rabbi Paul has the essential qualities and characteristics necessary to lead JHSC masterfully through the school's next phase. He is deeply committed to JHSC's mission and vision and is a strong believer in meeting the individual needs of each student.
Rabbi Paul is thrilled with the opportunity to lead JHSC. "I am honored and excited to become JHSC's next Head of School. In its relatively short existence, JHSC has already set itself apart as an excellent educational institution, steeped in Jewish values, and providing students with all of the skills they will need to succeed as leaders in their chosen fields and interests. I look forward to meeting all the students, their families and, of course, spending time with our stellar faculty so we can all work together to build upon JHSC's successes."