Debbi Fendell is the Director of Early Childhood Education at Temple Aliyah, and oversees all aspects of the preschool program. In addition, she works closely with the Temple Tots group within Temple Aliyah. Debbi will be collaborating closely with the Director of the Religious School to coordinate programming with the youngest grades (Kindergarten and first) as well, as a natural transition for children in the preschool to enter into our Mercaz Aliyah religious school.
Debbi has been involved with our Gan Aliyah Preschool since before its opening, and has served in several roles for us already. Before we officially opened, Debbi served as our consultant to help us through the rigorous licensing process. She advised us and helped us create all of the policies, procedures and forms which are currently in use at the preschool.
When the school opened in September 2014, Debbi became the Interim Director of Gan Aliyah for the first two months of its existence to help us get the inaugural school year started without a hitch.
Debbi has had a long career in the Early Childhood Education field and has experience teaching as well as directing in various programs. She spent 6 years in a local Jewish preschool as the Assistant Director/Director of Admissions and is very familiar with the process of seamlessly integrating the Judaic and secular curricula at the preschool level.