Faculty and Staff

Our wonderful staff is uniquely warm and dedicated to our children.  Our student to teacher ratios are low, enabling our excellent staff to provide a nurturing, individualized program for our students. The ECC student/teacher ratio is 5:1, the Lower School student/teacher ratio is 5:1, and the Middle School student/teacher ratio is 4:1.


(all extensions and voicemails can be reached by first dialing our main number, 973-584-5530)

Mr Moshe Vaknin, Head of School
BA, History, Montclair State University
MA, Bible & Semitic Languages, Jewish Theological Seminary
Graduate of Day School Head Program, Jewish Theological Seminary

ext 3021

Dr Cheryl Bahar, Dean of General Studies
BA, Psychology, York University, Toronto
BEd, Education, York University, Toronto
MEd, Curriculum & Instruction, University of Toronto
PhD, Special Education, UCLA, California State University LA
ext 3011 cbahar@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Shari Kalter, Director, Lillie Brandt Early Childhood Center
BA, Public Communications, Ramapo College
MA, Education, Gratz College
PreK-3 Certification, Montclair State University
ext 3017 skalter@grtwacademy.org
Ms Sue Och, Director of Finance
BA, Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania
MBA, Marketing and Statistics, NYU Stern School of Business
ext 3010 soch@grtwacademy.org

Mrs Lisa Sibelman, Operations Associate
BS, Biology, Brooklyn College

ext 3014 lsibelman@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Naomi Bacharach, Director of Institutional Advancement
BA, Communications, American University
ext 3015 nbacharach@grtwacademy.org

Classroom Staff


Mrs Stephanie Ackerman 2nd Grade General StudiesTeacher 3319 sackerman@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Selena Campione New2s Caregiver 3305 scampione@grtwacademy.org
Ms Jaime Catalano ECC3 Associate Teacher 3309 jcatalano@grtwacademy.org
Rabbi Yitzchok Cohen K - 7th Grade Judaic Studies Teacher 3318 ycohen@grtwacademy.org
Mr Andrew Eitel 4th Grade Assistant
MS Social Studies Teacher
3344 aeitel@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Erica Elgart ECC2 Associate Teacher 3321 eelgart@grtwacademy.org
Ms Inesa Eynisman 1st Grade General Studies Teacher 3325 ieynisman@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Luiza Finberg 4th Grade & MS Hebrew Teacher
K-8 Music Teacher
3312 lfinberg@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Nicole Fiore 3rd Grade Language Arts Teacher
4th Grade General Studies Teacher
3301 nfiore@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Marjorie Freiman ECC3 Assistant 3310 mfreiman@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Rachel Fried 2nd Grade Assistant 3313 rfried@grtwacademy.org
Ms Heather Garrison Infant Caregiver 3346 hgarrison@grtwacademy.org
Ms Colleen Iandolo New 2s Caregiver 3303 ciandolo@grtwacademy.org
Ms Joan James Infant Caregiver 3343 jjames@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Eleanor Knapp Art Teacher  3317 eknapp@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Nurit Lev 5th Grade & MS Hebrew Teacher 3024 nlev@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Suzanne Levat ECC3 Teacher 3322 slevat@grtwacademy.org
Ms Rhonda Levine ECC2 Teacher 3324 rlevine@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Rosa Lynch 3rd Grade Math & Social Studies Teacher
5th Grade General Studies Teacher
6th Grade Math Teacher
3320 rlynch@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Rachel Meiner Kindergarten Teacher 3307 rmeiner@grtwacademy.org
Ms Natalie Montone Special Ed Teacher 3336 nmontone@grtwacademy.org
Ms Nancy Peled Wolf ECC & Mechina Hebrew Teacher 3338 npeledwolf@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Catherine Rosenthal MS Science Teacher
7th & 8th Grade Math Teacher
3306 crosenthal@grtwacademy.org
Ms Janice Rozenwasser

2nd Grade Hebrew & Judaic Studies Teacher
MS Spanish Teacher

3311 jrozenwasser@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Kate Rubenstein JK Teacher 3334 krubenstein@grtwacademy.org
Ms Lori Seigerman Kindergarten Teacher 3326 lseigerman@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Regina Shtirmer JK Assistant 3328 rshtirmer@grtwacademy.org
Ms Ziva Soll-Adam 1st Grade Hebrew & Judaic Studies Teacher
3rd Grade Hebrew & Judaic Studies Teacher
3340 zsolladam@grtwacademy.org
Mr Paul Solomon Physical Education & Health Teacher 3025 psolomon@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Sheri Swiss MS Language Arts & Math Teacher 3308 sswiss@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Vered Weinglass ECC3 - 5th Grade Science Teacher 3339 vweinglass@grtwacademy.org

Support Staff

Mrs Nancy Delman Academic Excellence Coordinator 3023 ndelman@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Jill Granik Development Assistant 3019 jgranik@grtwacademy.org
Mr William Kellar Maintenance 3026 wkellar@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Sylvia LeBlanc IT Coordinator 3022 sleblanc@grtwacademy.org
Ms Nurit Lev Academic Excellence Coordinator 3024 nlev@grtwacademy.org
Mr Felipe (Phil) Reina Assistant Custodian 3323 freina@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Klara Sussman Director of Outreach 3016 ksussman@grtwacademy.org
Ms Kim Synalovski Bookkeeper 3013 ksynalovski@grtwacademy.org
Mrs Phyllis Vida Nurse 3018 pvida@grtwacademy.org
Ms Michele Wasserman Receptionist 3012 mwasserman@grtwacademy.org