Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School Appoints New Head

Gary WeissermanNovember, 2018Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago, IL has named Gary Weisserman to be the next Head of School. Most recently, Gary was Head of School at Milken Community Schools in Los Angeles, California–the largest community/pluralistic Jewish day school in the United States. Before his time at Milken, Gary was Chief Academics Officer at Scheck Hillel Community School in North Miami Beach, Florida, where he was responsible for educational programming within all five divisions of the school. Prior to working at Scheck, Gary was Head of School at Oakland Early College, a public, early college high school that serves more than 150 students in Oakland County, Michigan. Previous administrative positions include Director of Early College and K-16 initiatives at the University of Michigan-Flint and Program Director of the Interactive Communications and Simulations Group at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He has taught at the University of Michigan, West Bloomfield Public Schools, and Southfield Public Schools. Gary holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an M.A in Educational Studies and Educational Administration from the University of Michigan. He sits on the Board of Echo Horizon School, Adat Ari El Labowe Family School, and the Community Systems Foundation.

Founded in 1946, Bernard Zell is the preeminent independent, coeducational Jewish day school in Chicago. Located in the vibrant Lakeview neighborhood on the city’s north side, the school serves approximately 530 students, Nursery to Grade 8, and offers the best of innovative education in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment. This strong community welcomes children and encourages academic exploration, inspiring students to intellectual inquiry and the joy of learning rooted in pluralistic Jewish tradition.