Over the past few months, the Gan Academy board and its community members have been searching for the right candidate to serve as their curriculum director.
Gan Academy is happy to announce that Mrs. Shaindy Schapiro has joined the Gan Academy team. Mrs. Schapiro will serve as the curriculum point person for the entire school, and she will be working with the Director, Mrs. Esther Betesh to provide a continuum for education from preschool throughout elementary school.
Mrs. Schapiro comes with over thirty years of educational and curriculum experience. Drawing on her expertise as principal of Prospect Park Yeshiva and Bnos Menachem, Mrs. Schapiro developed a comprehensive curriculum and numerous programs upgrading the level of education in the Limudei Kodesh department. She created many educational materials as well as assessments to ensure the students’ mastery and to maintain high educational standards. Her workbooks and materials are being used by many Chabad schools.
The classroom is a very familiar place for Mrs. Schapiro, who spent nearly a decade as a teacher prior to becoming a principal for both Limudei Kodesh and general studies. She is a sought-after mentor and lecturer, and has presented for Torah Umesorah, the Menachem Foundation and in schools across the country.
In addition, the Gan Academy is pleased to welcome Yeoshua Kapeluschnik as its Operations Manager. Yeoshua was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For the past thirty years Yeoshua served as the Menahel Gashmi/Operations Manager for the Yeshiva Gedolah of Buenos Aires. He was responsible for the daily administrative demands of the Yeshiva and the Mesivta there. He ensured a strong and supportive environment for the wellbeing of the student which nearly half of them came from overseas. In addition, Yeoshua supervised the dormitory, kitchen and maintenance/cleaning staff.
At Gan Academy, Yeoshua will oversee the maintenance of its buildings, the cleaning staff, busing and so much more. Yeoshua will work to help address any and all issues pertaining to the upkeep of its sites, so that Gan Academy can continue to provide a safe and welcoming environment for its students.
The Gan Academy welcomes Mrs. Schapiro and Rabbi Kapeluschnik to the Gan Academy family, and wish them both much success in bringing the school to a new level of achievement.