The Jewish Educators Assembly (JEA) will appoint Michael Schatz of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania as its national president, during its annual conference in Atlanta on January 26-29.
Schatz is the director of the academic program of the Jewish Community High School, and an adjunct instructor at Gratz College. He has been active in JEA for 15 years, and has served on JEA’s board of directors, as an officer and as the chair of national conference.
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JEA’s executive director, Edward Edlestein, said that “Michael has distinguished himself at JEA through his broad understanding of the challenges faced in Jewish education, and his deep commitment to growing and embracing new ideas and approaches to educating our children.”
JEA is the professional organization of principals, directors and educational administrators within the Conservative movement.