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Mindy Gold is the founder and lead consultant at EdtechMMG, an education and technology consulting firm. Previously, she taught in public school and congregational school settings across multiple grade levels. She transitioned from teaching students to teaching teachers while working as an Instructional Technology & Curriculum Specialist at the Marshall Jewish Learning Center/Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago. Mindy holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University and is a recent graduate of the Mandel Teacher...

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Adjunct Instructor in Education

Mark Charles Good, M.Ed., is a consultant, teacher, author and the founder of Viewpoint Unlimited, which delivers organizational development strategies through diversity training, diversity management and communication skills training. Mark has designed and teaches for educators covering the broad topics of diversity and communication, including onsite and online graduate courses. For many years, Mark worked as a school counselor in the K-12 public school system. During that time, he worked as an elementary school counselor, a middle school counselor and a high school counselor in rural,...

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Assistant Professor of Jewish Communal Service

Cantor David Green directs the internship program for the communal leadership students at Gratz College. He earned masters degrees in Jewish Studies, History, Jewish Education and Social Work. He also has a certificate in Jewish music. In addition, he also earned a D.Min. in Congregational Studies. He has experience in the fields of worship, life cycle events, pastoral care and education. He has been the Cantor at Congregation Beth Or since July of 1995.

Cantor Green is an adjunct professor in Jewish Communal Service & Pastoral Care at Gratz College. He is married to Lori who is...

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Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Rosalie Guzofsky, of Cheltenham, took over the position of dean and vice president for academic affairs at Gratz College on October 1, 2014. Guzofsky has over 20 years of managerial experience in higher education administration, as well as a business background and a personal and scholarly interest in Jewish studies.

"In fact," she says, "everything I have done both personally and professionally has brought me to Gratz."

Guzofsky's long career in education administration has been shaped largely by her business-oriented approach. She has worked in private enterprise and...

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Fred Harran, originally from New York, came to Pennsylvania in 1982 to attend college and earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. He has a Masters Degree from St. Joseph's University in Criminal Justice Administration.

A former under cover police officer, Fred has been in law enforcement for twenty seven years with the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as the Chief of Police for Bensalem Township. He is responsible for the management and operation of the police department and for the coordination of the...

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Dr. Hecht is an occasional research consultant and currently is Program Evaluator for Academic Technology Services at Harvard University. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology at the University of Chicago and her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beginning with her graduate theses, Shirah has conducted research related to Jewish education and community for over two decades, including as an evaluation and research consultant with CJP of Boston, Brandeis University’s Mandel Institute for Studies in Jewish Education, and as a staff member with JESNA. She published a report...

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Director of Gratz Advance and NEXT

Rabbi Hirsh, Assistant Professor of Jewish Education, is the Director of Gratz Advance, which is Gratz College's newest department. Gratz Advance includes NEXT: the Professional Learning Program for Supplementary School Teachers, which Rabbi Hirsh created. It also encompasses other programs related to supplementary Jewish education, such as JSASIP: Jewish School Assessment School Improvement Process. Rabbi Hirsh's Gratz Advance portfolio also includes all of Gratz College's programs for high school students, including the Jewish Community High School, JOLT: Jewish Online Learning for Teens...

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Peter Hocking is teacher, organizational development consultant, visual artist and writer based in Providence, RI & Provincetown, MA. He teaches at Goddard College in the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. Previously he was director of Rhode Island School of Design's Office of Public Engagement (2007-2011), and Associate Dean of the College and Director of Brown University’s Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service (1988-2005). At the Swearer Center, he developed university-community...

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Adjunct Instructor in Early Education

Rebecca Holland is an adjunct instructor in the Early Education Program teaching Issues of Supervision. She attended Arcadia University, Cabrini College and Neumann University. She has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership.  She is licensed in real estate, an Associate Certified Coach, and a Pennsylvania Quality Assurance System (PQAS) trainer. 

Rebecca has taught Early Education Classes at Reading Community College and Chestnut Hill. She currently owns six childcare centers in Pennsylvania, which are active participants in the Keystone Stars program.  She has also owned childcare...

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Janet Holmes was in public education for over 30 years and retired in June 2008.  She was president of the Centennial Education Association for two terms and served as grievance chairperson and membership chairperson for over 15 years.  She also was a member of the negotiating team for 30 years. 

Janet taught every grade level from kindergarten to 8th grade and was also a teacher of the gifted.  She led her school to validation for the Instructional Support Team process and then validated other schools.  Janet has facilitated many meetings with parents and teachers to...

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