Ask Me Anything: A Successful Development Team of One

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Brandon Cohen, Rebecca Spain
Development Professionals
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Join experienced field leaders as they share their areas of expertise, well-tested ideas and approaches with you and your colleagues. The Ask Me Anything (AMA): Development series will feature three school-based development professionals.

With Rebecca Spain, Director of Advancement, and Brandon Cohen, Head of School at Brawerman Elementary School of Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Head of School

Brandon began his role as Brawerman Elementary School’s Head of School in 2016. A California native, he, like many of Brawerman’s alumni, attended Harvard-Westlake School, eventually moving on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After a brief stint as an airline pilot, Brandon’s passion for educational leadership led him to pursue his graduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles from the Principal Leadership Institute. His dedication and passion for educating children led him to serve as a teacher and school administrator for 19 years, including principal of the highly regarded Los Angeles Unified School District Downtown Magnets High School.

Director of Advancement

Rebecca is the Director of Advancement of Brawerman Elementary School of Wilshire Boulevard Temple (both its East and West campuses!). Previously, she worked at BJE: Builders of Jewish Education in Los Angeles as the Assistant Director of the Day School Center, assisting day schools in raising endowment funds and leveraging government funds to use for student services and professional development. She was also the Hillel Director at University of California, Irvine, and has a long history working and volunteering in the Jewish nonprofit world. Rebecca has a dual masters from Hebrew Union College in Jewish Nonprofit Management and University of Southern California in Social Work.