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Shira Loewenstein

Associate Director of Teaching and Learning

Shira Loewenstein is first and foremost a teacher. She spent seven years as a classroom teacher in grades 1 to 8. She also served as a mentor teacher for beginning teachers. She currently spends her days coaching leaders and working with teachers on pedagogical practices. She worked at Yeshiva University and Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, leading Jewish day school leaders. Shira is particularly interested in pedagogical practices of all teachers, thinking about how kids think, and meeting the needs of diverse learners in a classroom setting. She has her master’s from Brandeis University, where she is an alumna of the Delet program, and is finishing her doctorate on teacher leadership at Yeshiva University.

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