Cheryl Maayan

Cheryl Maayan

Cheryl is the director of the Day School Leadership Training institute, where she is both an alumna and served as a mentor for cohorts 9-12. She spent 21 years building and strengthening Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School in St. Louis, Missouri, where she taught for 7 years and served as head of school for 14 years. Cheryl is a recipient of the Fred A. Goldstein Professional Leadership Award, the JPRO Visionary Award, Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education and the Stuart I. Raskas Outstanding Day School Teacher Award. She studied for her B.A. in Jewish and Near Eastern Studies and Education at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a Masters in Jewish Education and received an honorary doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She and her husband Jon are the parents of two spectacular day school graduates, Ari and Gabe, and welcomed daughter-in law Emily to the family in 2022.

Blog Articles

DSTLI: Pursing the Dream of a Long, Sustainable, Career as a Head of School

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At Prizmah, our work in supporting leadership is inspired by a dream of day school heads who remain in their work for

Leading Through Crisis

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Prizmah Thought Leadership
In a time of crisis, day school leaders both lay and professional are thrust into the public spotlight. What we say matters

Partnerships for New Head Success

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Professional Leadership
The first year of the Jewish day school headship is a challenging and pivotal moment in a leader's career, and supporting new

Hayidion Articles

On My Nightstand: Fall 2023

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