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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2019-20 BOARD MEMBERS
Irit Waldbaum, Board Chair
Leslie Sidell, Immediate Past President
Dr. Haidi Demain
Jared Kleinstein (Class of 2005)
Dr. Eli Sacks
Jonathan Sar (Class of 2000)
Susan Schneider Stein
Alyson Slatkin, PTO President
Dr. Avi Halzel, Head of School/CEO
Elana Shapiro, Lower Division Principal
Jason Snyder, 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.