LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After an extensive search, the Board of Trustees of Milken Community Schools has announced the appointment of Dr. Sarah Shulkind as the incoming Head of School effective July 1, 2019.
Dr. Shulkind will join Milken Community Schools after a highly successful, seven-year tenure as the Head of School at Sinai Akiba Academy. Under Dr. Shulkind's leadership, Sinai Akiba grew its endowment fund substantially, and Dr. Shulkind was very successful in attracting gifts for both programs and capital projects. She also promoted several important educational initiatives. She greatly expanded their J-STEAM and early childhood programs and introduced design thinking as well as differentiation particularly focused on advanced learners.
Dr. Shulkind earned her undergraduate degree in English and History at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. She went on to earn an M.Ed. in Teaching and Curriculum from Harvard University, and the Ed.D. degree in the Educational Leadership Program from UCL.
Lise Applebaum, chair of the Milken Board of Trustees noted that, "All those involved in the search process were extremely impressed by Dr. Shulkind's broad experience in educational leadership, including having previously served right here at Milken Community Schools as our Middle School principal. The Board of Trustees was also very impressed by her profound understanding of current trends in private school education."
Dr. Shulkind will succeed Dr. Robert Wexler who is currently serving as the Interim Head of School for the 2018-2019 academic year. More information at http://bit.ly/ihsmilken.
About Milken Community Schools
As a grade 7-12 independent college-preparatory institution, Milken Community Schools is recognized for its rigorous academic preparation and intellectual inquiry. It is a place of profound and transformative experiences, with learning, spiritual practice, and ethical behavior at its foundation.
Milken's core programs drive a demanding and fulfilling academic curriculum. Our specialized institutes and centers, ranging from architecture and design to science and technology and advanced Jewish studies, in concert with advanced placement courses and a full array of performing arts, visual arts, and language electives, provide our students with the finest of private, independent school programming infused with the best of Jewish education.
Dr. Robert Wexler
Milken Community Schools
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