Ilisa Cappell

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Ilisa believes that inspired, informed, and supported Jewish day school leaders are the key to healthy schools, so at Prizmah, she works to help sustain and advance Jewish day school leadership. Ilisa works with lay and professional leadership in schools and is devoted to helping schools develop strong cultures of trust and transparency. Ilisa brings over 15 years of experience in Jewish education, having served as associate executive director at the Schechter Network, head of school at the El Paso Jewish Academy and is currently a board member at the J Center for Early Learning and the Jewish Federation of Greater El Paso. Ilisa is a graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University and holds a Masters in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary where she is pursuing her doctorate in Jewish Educational Leadership.  Ilisa earned her Certificate of Non-Profit Board Consulting from BoardSource and consults regularly with schools on governance. 

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