Our Educators

Religious School Administration & Faculty

Temple Shalom’s Religious School has the highest teacher retention in the city.  Our teachers are professional, experienced and participate in on-going educational development and training.  Our committed and experienced staff administers our school with love and caring.  They are extremely dedicated in their willingness to fulfill the needs and requests of all of our families.

 

Marcy Finn
Religious School Principal
Marcy grew up in PA where she earned her undergraduate and Masters’ degrees in Elementary Education. Marcy began teaching in PA and has since taught in OH, VA, AZ, and TX in public, private, and charter schools; she has taught Kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth, and sixth grades throughout her career. Currently the Assistant Headmaster for Great Hearts in Irving, she has been teaching our 6th Grade Judaic program since moving to Texas four years ago. When not at work, Marcy is most likely at the gym dancing or talking with her family. She also enjoys laughing with her family, being active outdoors, and reading. She is so excited to be working for Temple Shalom and can’t wait to meet everyone and get started!

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Marcy Finn
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Rosie Akerman
Hebrew Coordinator

Rosie oversees the Hebrew program, supporting the teachers and testing our students.
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Rosie Akerman

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Janel Cassorla
Youth Advisor
Please contact for information on youth programming.
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youthadvisor@templeshalomdallas.org
 

 

Karen Thompson
Lifelong Learning Office Manager

Karen manages the Lifelong Learning Office, providing administrative support to the myriad programs offered, including Religious School, Next Dor 2.0, and Adult Education.
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Karen Thompson

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