CROWN HEIGHTS [CHI] — Major changes are afoot for the upcoming school year at Oholei Torah’s elementary school. CrownHeights.info has learned that neighborhoods largest school made structural changes to its educational administration by hiring three new principals.
Rabbi Hershel Lustig, longtime principal of Oholei Torah, will now serve as dean of the school and three new principals, Rabbis Zalman Goldstein, Rabbi Shua Lustig, and Rabbi Sholom Goldstein, will join Rabbi Meir Shimshoni as division principals.
Rabbi Shimshoni will continue to serve as principal over grades Pre-1a through 2nd grade, while Rabbi Z. Goldstein will take the reigns of 3rd and 4th grades, alongside Rabbi S. Lustig who will oversee 5th and 6th grades, and Rabbi S. Goldstein who will be charges with 7th and 8th grades.
A welcomed return this school year is Rabbi Pinchus Rapoport, who served as principal for the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades for the past sixteen years, will be returning as a teacher for the 5th grade, the position he truly wanted and preferred.
Many teachers welcomed this news in a conference call last week with Rabbi H. Lustig and Rabbi Binyomin Ginsburg, principal of Torah Academy Day School in Minneapolis, MN and an acclaimed educator, who has been behind much of this new change.
One teacher told CrownHeights.info “this makes sense and its refreshing to see change,” adding that the school ka”h has over 1000 students, and to have one principal for 200 to 300 students will make sure that the educational needs of individual children are better met.
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