Leadership Team

Dr. Greg Beiles

Head of School/Director of Education

Dr. Greg Beiles is responsible for maintaining the vision and goals of the school. He works with all of the stakeholders to ensure that the mission of the school is transmitted through the curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities of the school. He holds ultimate responsibility for all staffing decisions and student admissions. As Head of School, Greg works closely with the Board to maintain fiscal viability. Greg assumes all responsibilities designated to the “Principal”.

School Leadership
(in alphabetical order)

Bailey Daniels

Director of Admissions & Marketing

Bailey is responsible for bringing new students and families into the school. Bailey works with prospective families, applicants and future families at every stage of the admissions process. She looks forward to sharing the school’s educational philosophy, outlook, and welcoming community with interested parties and discussing whether The Toronto Heschel School would be the right fit for your child.

Claire Merbaum

Director of Child Study, Elementary & Junior High; School Child Study Consultant

Claire works in close collaboration with Division Directors and teachers in order to enhance the school’s capacity in the areas of differentiated teaching and learning. This collaboration is designed to enhance learning for all students, as well as to focus in on those students who have diverse learning profiles requiring additional support. Claire strongly believes that a home-school partnership is an important factor in student success.

Edna Sharet

Director, elementary & junior high

Edna is responsible for the daily running of grades 3-8 including pedagogy, student achievement, faculty support, supervision and evaluation and curriculum development and implementation in conjunction with the Head of School/Director of Education and The Learning Centre.

Ellen Ostofsky

Director of Development & Community Engagement

Ellen is responsible for leading and supporting fundraising and engagement initiatives at The Toronto Heschel School. She looks forward to working closely with the Board of Directors, staff, Heschel families, and the community, to develop meaningful opportunities for philanthropy and community engagement.

Heidi Friedman, M.S.Ed

Director, Early Years/PRIMARY & child study for jk-grade 2

Heidi is responsible for the daily running of Junior and Senior Kindergarten, including pedagogy, student achievement, faculty support, supervision and evaluation and curriculum development and implementation in conjunction with the Head of School/Director of Education and The Learning Centre.As Director of Child Study Coordinator for Early Years, Heidi is responsible for working with teachers to provide mentorship on meeting the needs of students with unique learning needs. She observes students, mentors teachers, and provides direct guidance on accommodations where appropriate.

Malka Regan

Director of social-emotional learning & Grade 4 Homeroom Teacher

As the Director of Social-Emotional Learning, Malka is responsible for working with teachers to provide mentorship on meeting the needs of students with unique learning needs. She will observe students, mentor teachers, and provide direct guidance on accommodations where appropriate.

Mark Abramsohn

Director Business Operations / Acting Executive Director

Mark is responsible for the efficient and effective management of the organization’s non-educational daily, monthly and annual financial affairs, as well as the management of the physical facility. In addition, Mark also manages the administration of applications and tuition assistance, as well as all affairs related to the Board of Directors.

 


Contact Administrative Team

 

FirstLastPosition416.635.1876Email (@torontoheschel.org)
MarkAbramsohnDirector of Business Operations ext. 225admin
LeaAmouyalReception ext. 221reception
GregAustinComputers & Facilities Services ext. 235facilities
GregBeilesHead of School/Director of Education ext. 228head
EstherBerryMarketing & Communications Coordinator ext. 229eberry
BaileyDanielsDirector of Admissions & Marketing ext. 334admissions
OkcanaDubovAccounting/Accounts Receivable & Payable ext. 227accounts
HeidiFriedmanDirector of Early Years/Primary ext. 332hfriedman
Child Study, Grades JK-2
ClaireMerbaumDirector of Child Study, Grades 3-8 ext. 320cmerbaum
EllenOstofskyDirector of Development & Community Engagement ext. 214development
MalkaReganDirector of Social-Emotional Learning

Master Teacher

ext. 224mregan
EdnaSharetDirector of Elementary & Junior High ext. 230esharet
KarenTurackStudent Services / COVID Lead ext. 226students