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Faculty and Staff

Each member of the N. E. Miles Jewish Day School team values children as individuals who develop at their own pace and learn in their own way. With this in mind, our staff creates and teaches a curriculum that allows each child, from the youngest to the oldest, to grow with a sense of achievement and self-confidence. We offer children multiple avenues through which they learn and express their understanding, creativity, and imagination.

Admin Team

Brian Cain

Interim Head of School

Susan Biedinger

Director of Business & HR

Steven Perlman

Administrative Assistant

Robin Berger

Director of Recruitment & Retention

Our Board

The N.E. Miles Jewish Day School (NEMJDS) Board of Directors is composed of members who embody the broad and diverse nature of Birmingham’s Jewish Community. According to the by-laws, the Board of Directors is comprised of at least nineteen and not more than thirty four members with representation from the three local synagogues, Chabad, the Levite Jewish Community Center, and constituents of the Birmingham Jewish Federation, Birmingham Jewish Foundation, and Collat Jewish Family Services. The chairperson of the NEMJDS Endowment Advisory Committee, the president of the Parent-Teacher Association of the NEMJDS and the immediate Past President of the NEMJDS Board of Directors shall also hold seats on the executive committee. Additional seats on the board are filled by Day School alumni, parents, and community leaders.

Executive Committee 2022-2023

President Brooke Kaplan
Administrative Vice President Carlie Somerville
Vice President of Education and Personnel Sheri Krell
Vice President of PR and Recruitment Sarah Kunin
Vice President of Ways and Means Ilene Kosoff
Treasurer Jan Jaffe
Secretary Jessica Nissenbaum
Parent Association President Ginger Brook
Immediate Past President Sam Friedman
Head of School Brian Cain


Board Members 2022-2023

Jack Aland Jamie Odrezin Evan Salter
Barbara Brande Lynn Raviv Sarah Schaeffer
Julie Cohen Nadav Raviv Andrea Shapiro
Jackie Feldman Marc Rice Asaf Stein
Janet Gresham Danielle Rosenbaum Martin Stein
Kent Haines Robbie Rothenberg Valerie Thompson
Kendal Jaffe Josh Rutsky

Ex Officio: Aimee Johnson, Lauren Schwartz, Danny Cohn, Sally Friedman, Rabbi Yossi Posner, Rabbi Adam Wright, Rabbi Moshe Rube, Rabbi Steven Henkin