Strategic Plan 2019-2024

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Dear Golda Och Academy Community, 
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and Administration of Golda Och Academy, we are pleased to present our Board’s newly adopted five-year Strategic Plan. The development of the Strategic Plan incorporated valuable feedback from over 500 members of our community (including students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff), outside consultants, and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools (NJAIS) decennial accreditation report in order to continue to position Golda Och Academy as a leader in the world of Jewish day school education. Our Strategic Plan builds upon our school’s 54 year tradition, namely our distinct combination of academic excellence and engagement in Jewish practice and learning. As we hope you will see, this plan enables us to remain true to our fundamental Jewish principles, while embracing the challenges of the future, as we continue to nurture the unique potential of each student.   
Thank you for your continued support of our beloved school. We look forward to continuing our work together with each and every one of you for many more years to come. 
In partnership,

Rebecca Berman
Chair, Golda Och Academy Board of Trustees

Adam Shapiro
Head of School
Strategic Planning Committee
Rebecca Berman, Chair, Board of Trustees
Elizabeth Bier, Trustee
Shari Broder. Secretary, Board of Trustees
Ada Beth Cutler, Trustee
Atara Jacobson ’87, Trustee, Former Board Chair
Miriam Linver, Trustee
Sheryl Pearlstein, Former Board Chair
Larry Rothenberg, Trustee
Helene Wingens, Trustee 
Adam Shapiro, Head of School
Stephanie Bash-Soudry, Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Glenn Slavin, Director of Marketing and Communications
Karen Spector, Lower School Assistant Principal