RASPEDS Announces Appointment of Temima Feldman as Head of School

Rabbi Arthur Schneier, Dean of Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School, and Audrey Feuerstein, Chair of the School’s Board of Education, announced today that after an extensive interview process with the Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School Board of Education, Mrs. Temima Feldman, currently the General Studies Principal for Grades 1-5 at the Torah Academy for Girls in Far Rockaway, will join RASPEDS as Head of School, effective July 1, 2021.

Mrs. Feldman has held her position at Torah Academy for Girls, which has a student body of over 800 children, since 2012. She has also served as Junior High School Principal at Ateres Bais Yaakov in Monsey, New York. She holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Education from Touro College and completed a course on The Art of Leadership from the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She attended the Shulamith School for Girls in Brooklyn and Michlalah Jerusalem College.

“Through our conversations with Mrs. Feldman, we have determined that she possesses the skills and experience necessary for success in this role: a demonstrated track record of building relationships within and beyond a school community, supporting faculty and fostering their professional advancement as well as understanding and appreciating parents’ perspectives,” they wrote in a statement. “She also has a deep understanding of child development and a commitment to educational best practices. She will work closely with our beloved and dynamic Debbie Rochlin, who will assume her new role as Principal on July 1. We are confident in their ability to lead our vibrant school to new heights.”

Debbie will serve as a liaison between RASPEDS teachers, parents and administrators and continue to lead the school’s successful Early Childhood program, Admissions Department and Summer Program. Together, they will collaborate on school initiatives, developing existing relationships and ensuring seamless communication between faculty, parents and students.

Additionally, Mrs. Feldman serves as an educational consultant and has written extensively on family and educational topics, is the Co-Creator and Associate Director of The Digital Citizenship Project and serves as the Director of the Consortium of Jewish Day Schools’ Principal’s Training Institute. She has delivered lectures internationally on the impact of technology, parenting and its application in today’s times, Jewish family life, the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator and its implications for education, child-rearing, marriage and the workplace.