Religious School Co-Principals:
Rokki Parrinello and Mandy Thalhammer join together to lead our religious school for the 2009-2010 school year, by sharing in the newly created part-time position of Religious School Principal. They will provide on-site guidance during religious school hours on Sundays and Tuesdays as well as coordinating teaching staff, curriculum and programming.
Co-Principal- Mandy Thalhammer:
Mandy, her husband Ed, and children Max and Lily have been members of Beth Tikvah since 2004. In September of 2005 she became a part of the Beth Tikvah teaching staff as a second grade teacher. In September of 2008 she covered Rokki's maternity leave as the Interim Director of Education. When offered the opportunity to co-principal with Rokki she took it believing in the strength they have as a team. Mandy is an Illinois state certified teacher and administrator. She has a degree in Education, a Masters in Curriclum Leadership and is currently a doctoral student. She works full time as a first grade teacher in a local school district. Mandy is dedicated to helping students develop a strong Jewish identity, a love of Jewish tradition and a desire to question and learn all that makes them Jewish.
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Ellyn Weisz, Director Early Childhood Center