Board of Trustees

Board members serve a critical role at Denver JDS

The Denver JDS Board of Trustees has a responsibility to our students, teachers, administrators, and parents. As such, the Board uses its collective judgments to set and monitor the school's purpose and policy, ensuring our school's integrity and reputation today and into the future.

Denver JDS aims to balance Board membership evenly between current parents who are actively engaged in school life and/or school committees and members of the community with strong board leadership at other nonprofit organizations. Up to 21 elected trustees serve staggered three-year terms, and trustees may elect to serve up to two terms of service. An immediate past board chair, two faculty members from each division, and the PTO president also sit on the committee. Terms run from July 1-June 30.

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Lisa Engbar, Board Chair
Rich Cohn, Immediate Past President

Adam Berger
Carley Brooks
Blake Cohen
Marc Cooper
Haidi Demain
Moran More Gabay
Nancy Gart
Rabbi Barry Gelman
Laura Knaster
Amy Kletzky
Jonathan Mann
Alexandra F. Metzl
Lisa Mintz
Sara Nieder
Sarah Raphaely
Scott Reisch
Samuel Rotbart (Class of 2010)
Joshua Rubenstein
Dr. Eli Sacks
Daniel Smith (Class of 2008)

Jaynee Leventhal & Jessica Mulverhill - PTO Co-Presidents


Dr. Avi Halzel, Head of School/CEO
Elana Shapiro, Lower Division Principal
Dr. Jeremy Golubcow-Teglasi, Upper Division Principal
Krista Boscoe, Director of Advancement
Shayna Friedman, Director of Admission
Rick Getz, CFO

Megan Zitron, Upper Division Faculty Representative
Jerry Rotenberg, Upper Division Faculty Representative
Rabbi Emily Hyatt, Rabbinic Council Rep.