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Academic Dean

Rochelle Zell Jewish High School is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable high school administrator – with the passion and energy of a first-year teacher – to become our next Academic Dean.

Rochelle Zell offers a college preparatory program that combines a rigorous general studies education with a comprehensive Jewish studies education. Our academic program is supplemented by strong athletic and fine arts programs and numerous extracurricular and leadership opportunities. Small classes and differentiated instruction help each student find his or her own voice, solve problems creatively, cultivate respect for individual differences, and develop a deep dedication to learning.


As Academic Dean:
You will have the opportunity to help shape a young, vibrant and growing Jewish high school where creativity, innovation and out-of-the-box thinking are valued.


You will be a role model of our commitment to academic excellence, personal growth, continuous learning, and critical thinking. You will help students navigate their way to academic success, guided by our school’s mission to help students achieve their full potential and prepare them to live Judaism as responsible and involved citizens in the modern world.


You will participate in a community of professionals who are passionate about our school and who enjoy the professional collaboration of colleagues. Together, you will create opportunities and programs for students to grow – emotionally, academically and spiritually.


You will be an integral part of the leadership team at Rochelle Zell, reporting to the Head of School and also working closely with the Dean of Faculty. You will supervise and work closely with department chairs, the student services team, the college counseling team, and the athletic director to ensure that all aspects of the student’s social and academic paths are being monitored and geared toward success.


You will support the creation and implementation of programming both in and outside of the classroom in order to preserve and enhance our reputation for excellence in academics as well as in athletics and the arts.


You will form and nurture strong relationships with the students, parents, faculty and staff of Rochelle Zell. You will guide students through the high school landscape, help them find their paths, build on their strengths and face their challenges. Together, you will continue to move the school forward to maintain its status as the #1 Jewish High School in America.


Interested candidates are encouraged to contact our search consultant at Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, Melanie Eisen (, to confidentially discuss the opportunity and the process. Candidates who are ready to apply should submit a cover letter indicating why they are particularly interested in serving as Academic Dean at RZJHS as well as a current resume to Melanie Eisen. These materials should be transmitted as PDFs via email attachment.


For a complete opportunity statement, including information about our school, click on the image below.


"The life skills I've gained by attending Rochelle Zell will help me go far in my life, and I know I can achieve anything I set my mind to."

Alena B. '14

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