315-446-1900

5655 Thompson Rd. Dewitt, NY 13214

Faculty and Staff

The Syracuse Hebrew Day School is an extraordinary place for children. It is a place where all of our energies are dedicated to helping children become their best selves. We purposefully create an environment to meet their needs from early childhood to emerging adolescence.

Melissa Klemperer

Melissa Klemperer

Executive Assistant

Mrs. Klemperer has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Syracuse University. While earning her Master’s degree in Elementary and Special Education K-6 from LeMoyne College, she student taught at the Syracuse Hebrew Day School.
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Melissa Klemperer

Executive Assistant

Ashley Lavine

Ashley Lavine

Nurse

Ashley Lavine

Nurse

Kate Hinman

Kate Hinman

Music

Mrs. Hinman is excited to be part of the teaching team at SHDS. She studied Music Education at Ithaca College and then pursued a Masters Degree in Music Education at Syracuse University.
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Kate Hinman

Music

Phyllis Zames

Phyllis Zames

Hebrew Kita Alef and Kita Bet

Mrs. Zames is proud to be an SHDS graduate, parent, and teacher. She has a bachelor's degree in Communication from Cornell University, with a concentration in Near Eastern Studies. After receiving her master's degree from the Bank Street College of Education, she became certified as an elementary school teacher in New Jersey.
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Phyllis Zames

Hebrew Kita Alef and Kita Bet

Yvonne Fix

Yvonne Fix

1st grade

Yvonne Fix earned her undergraduate degree in Art History from Syracuse University and is part-way through her Masters in Elementary Education at LeMoyne College. Ms. Fix is completing her first year of teaching at SHDS where she previously completed her student teaching and taught as a substitute teacher.
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Yvonne Fix

1st grade

Rabbi Shore

Rabbi Shore

Grades 2-6 Chumash/Dinim

Rabbi Evan Shore’s tenure at SHDS has covered more than thirty years including being a proud parent of three graduates of the Day School. At Yeshiva University, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in History, received ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, and attended The Azrieli School of Education, specializing in Elementary Jewish Education.
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Rabbi Shore

Grades 2-6 Chumash/Dinim

Susan Fix

Susan Fix

Art

Art teacher Mrs. Susan Fix attended OCC and SUNY at Oswego. She worked at Modern Kitchens of Syracuse as a designer then become an Art Teacher at Hillbrook Detention Center in Syracuse.


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Susan Fix

Art

Stacy Seidman

Stacy Seidman

3rd & 4th Grades and K-6 Technology

Mrs. Seidman has had a life-long love of teaching and working with children, and is honored to be a part of the Syracuse Hebrew Day School faculty. Her time at SHDS started as PTO president and parent, then moved into the rewarding role of teacher.
Read Full Biography Here mrsseidman@shds.org

Stacy Seidman

3rd & 4th Grades and K-6 Technology

Colton Oliver

Colton Oliver

Physical Education

Mr. Oliver is a graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from The College at Brockport. While at Brockport, Mr. Oliver was a member of the Men’s Varsity Lacrosse team for four years and was named captain his senior year.
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Colton Oliver

Physical Education

Diana Koester

Diana Koester

2nd grade

Diana Koester is an elementary teacher at SHDS and teaches seventh grade at Temple Concord’s Sunday School where she specializes in Antisemitism and Holocaust studies. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts (go Red Sox!), Mrs Koester earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from SUNY Albany. She relocated to Central New York in 2016 and is very pleased to be at SHDS.
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Diana Koester

2nd grade

Pam Sequin

Pam Sequin

Kindergarten Teacher

Pam Sequin

Kindergarten Teacher

Barbara Davis

Barbara Davis

Interim Head of School

Barbara Davis

Interim Head of School

Rosie Glasser

Rosie Glasser

Hebrew Kita Bet, Kita Dalet and Kita Hey

Rosie Glasser

Hebrew Kita Bet, Kita Dalet and Kita Hey