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
Head of School

Dr. Sandel is the Head of School at Brandeis Marin, a K-8 Jewish day school located in San Rafael, CA. Peg is honored to serve on the faculty of Prizmah’s YOU Lead program, where she enjoys working with school leaders to develop their leadership practice. She is particularly passionate about  building and sustaining healthy school cultures, giving effective feedback, building strong teams, and bringing a coaching stance into supervision. Peg has been working in Jewish education for 30 years in a variety of settings. 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. Peg earned her PhD in Jewish Studies from U.C. Berkeley in 2002. In her free time, Peg loves hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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.