Prizmah Podcast Live: Creating a Culture of Storytellers

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Barbara Cohen, Dr. Peg Sandel
Board Chairs / Presidents, Board Members, Educational Administrators / Directors of Teaching and Learning, Heads of School, Judaic Studies Professionals, Marketing and Communications Professionals, Principals
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Tuesday, March 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET 
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

We are the story we tell ourselves. In 2019, parents and school leaders began exploring ways to create a storytelling and story-capturing culture to enable deep, authentic and consistent connection within the school community. When the pandemic hit, the school community had developed its own version of The Moth (radio storytelling), doubling down on storytelling to deepen the sense of connection and belonging among its parents and in its community. Join us to learn how a Jewish day school created a schoolwide initiative involving parents, teachers, students, staff, administrators and board members.


Peg Sandel
Dr. Peg

Peg is the proud head of school at Brandeis Marin, a K-8 Jewish day school located in San Rafael, CA. Peg also serves on the faculty of Prizmah’s YOU Lead program, a highly personalized leadership development experience for school professionals who aspire to deepen their leadership capacity. Prior to arriving at Brandeis Marin in 2014, Peg served as the dean of Jewish studies and Hebrew at the Jewish Community High School, where she also taught Jewish thought and philosophy for 10 years. She was a lecturer in Jewish studies at San Francisco State University and has taught adult education around the Bay Area for more than 25 years. Peg earned her PhD in Jewish studies from U.C. Berkeley in 2002. In her free time, Peg loves hiking by the ocean, following her favorite sports and collecting wine.

Barbara Cohen

Barbara has been an educational technology professional for over 25 years. She has worked at four different independent schools, including a small pre-K through 5th grade Episcopal School, a large progressive K-8 school, a Jewish high school and at Brandeis Marin, where she has been the director of technology and innovation for the past seven years. Barbara has presented at numerous conferences and workshops on a variety of topics. She has rolled out a wide range of school initiatives, including 1:1 laptop and iPad programs, BYOD device programs, the planning and launching of a Makerspace, and the redesign of two school libraries. Barbara most recently completed the ATLIS Leadership Institute, a 1-year program with a global cohort of school technology leaders.