About

Faculty and Staff

Mark H. Shpall

Head of School
JD, University of Southern California
MA Ed, Pepperdine University
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Ellen Howard

Principal
MA/MA, California State University, Northridge
BA, California State University, Northridge

List of 11 items.

  • Athletics

    Sina Monjazeb
    Athletic Director
    BA, California State University, Long Beach

    Alvin Castro
    Associate Athletic Director
    BS, De La Salle University

    Steven Deutsch
    Athletic Administrator
    MS, California State University, Northridge
    BA, Syracuse University
  • Dance

    BA, California State University, Northridge 

    Elisha Schaefer
    Israeli Dance
    BA, Vassar College
  • English

    BA, Sarah Lawrence College

    BA, University of Alberta
    BA, California State University, Long Beach 

    Zoe Fox
    dTOP 
    MA, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, Bryn Mawr 

    MFA, University of Southern California
    BA, Colby College 

    MA, California State University, Northridge
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    MFA, California Institute of the Arts
    BA, Emerson College

    MA, Slippery Rock State University
    BA, Slippery Rock State University

    BA University of Michigan 

    BA, California State University, Long Beach
  • Global Jewish Education

    Yoav Ben-Horin, Director of Global Jewish Education
    MA, Oxford University, United Kingdom
    BA, Oxford University, United Kingdom

    Lior Sibony
    MA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    BA, Tel Aviv University

    Adina Cohen
    Global Jewish Education Coordinator
    Teaching Degree, Seminar Hakibbutzim, Israel

    Robert Hendlish
    Coordinator of SIEP Curriculum 
    MA, Pepperdine University
    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    
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  • Hebrew

    Teaching Degree, Seminar Hakibbutzim, Israel

    MA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    BA, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    BA, Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel, Israel

    Ronit Maish
    BSc, Technion

    MA, Bar Ilan University
    BA, Ben Gurion University

    BS, Champlain College
    BA, American Jewish University
  • History/Social Science

    MA, California State University, Northridge
    BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Nicole Brown
    MA, New York University
    BA, University of California, Berkeley

    Zoe Fox
    dTOP 
    MA, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, Bryn Mawr 

    MA, Pepperdine University
    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    BA, Pomona College
    Fulbright Scholar, Instituto de Educación 
         Secundaria Neil Armstrong, Madrid, Spain
     
    MA, Indiana University
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    JD, University of Southern California
    MA, Pepperdine University
    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

    PhD, California School of Professional Psychology
    MS, California School of Professional Psychology
    MM, Yale University
    BM, Mannes College

    dTOP
    BA, California State University, Long Beach
  • Jewish Studies

    Smicha, Yeshivat Chovevei Torah
    MA, American Jewish University
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    MA, University of Judaism
    BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
     
    MA, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education,
         Hebrew College
    Pardes Educator Program
    BA, Barnard College
    BA, List College - Jewish Theological Seminary

    Rabbi Jonathan Bubis
    BA, Indiana University; Rabbi Ziegler School

    Steven Deutsch
    12th Grade Drishat Shalom Coordinator
    MS, California State University, Northridge
    BA, Syracuse University
    MA, American Jewish University
    BA, American Jewish University

    Daniel Hirsch
    Speech and Debate
    BA, Pomona College
    Fullbright Scholar, Instituto de Education
          Secundaria Neil Armstrong, Madrid Spain
    Higher Diploma, Education/Jewish Studies,
          University of Cape Town
    BA, University of Cape Town

    Gregory Keer, Director, Speech & Debate Program
    MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Bobby Lebeda
    Speech & Debate  
    MA, California State University, Northridge
    BA, California State University, Northridge
    Rabbinic Ordination and MA, Jewish Theological Seminary
    MHL, University of Judaism
    BA, California State University, Northridge

    Rabbi J.B. Sacks
    Drishat Shalom Project Coordinator
    Doctor of Divinity, Jewish Theological Seminary
    DMin, Claremont School of Theology
    Rabbinic Ordination and MA, Jewish Theological Seminary
    BA, University of Judaism
    AB, Ohio University
     
    Doctor of Divinity, Jewish Theological Seminary
    Doctor of Divinity, Hebrew Union College
    Rabbinic Ordination and MAHL, Hebrew Union College –
         Jewish Institute of Religion
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles
    
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  • Mathematics

    MA, California State University, Fullerton
    BS, Millersville University

    Joy Coe
    BA, California State University Fullerton

    MA/MA, California State University, Northridge
    BA, California State University, Northridge
      
    BA, California State University, Northridge

    BS, University of California, Los Angeles

    BA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    MA, Hebrew Union College
    BA, University of Southern California

    BEd, Seminar Hakibbutzim, Israel
  • Science

    Yolanda Hovsepian, Chair, Science Academy Director
    MS, California State University, Northridge
    BS, University of California, Los Angeles
     
    MS, Bowie State University
    BS, University of Pennsylvania

    William Cornell
    BS, Mechanical Engineering

    Audrey Flynn-Surby
    Medical Science Academy Director
    MA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    BS, Harvey Mudd College

    David Harris
    BSc(H), Imperial College
    PGCE, Cambridge University
     
    MSW, University of Southern California
    BA, San Diego State University 
    BA, California State University, Northridge

    Megan Noel
    MS & BA, University of Texas
     
    BA, Haigazian University
  • Visual and Performing Arts

    MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Roger Blonder
    Media Arts
    MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, University of California, San Diego

    Silvie Deutsch
    2D & 3D Art
    MFA, University of California, Irvine
    BA, Wesleyan University

    Matthew Evans
    MM, Carnegie Mellon University
    BM, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

    Diane Feldman
    Drama, Musical Theatre and Vocal Performance
    MA, New York University
    BA, California State University, Northridge
     
    Shannon Leith
    Photography, Video Production
    MFA, California State University, Northridge
    BA, California State University, Northridge

    Dina Nelson, Arts Coordinator
    Modern Dance
    BA, California State University, Northridge

    Elisha Schaefer
    Stage Craft, Theatre Technical Director
    BA, Vassar College

    Jared Stein
    Instrumental Music
    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Meital Yaniv
    MFA, California Institute of the Arts
    BFA, Bezalel Academy of Art and Design
  • World Languages

    MA, University of Judaism
    BS, University of Buenos Aires

    Solange Dichter
    American Sign Language
    Fashion Design Degree, Shanker College, Tel Aviv

    Nereida Nunez
    BA, Stockton University

List of 9 items.

  • Business

    Deborah Shapiro
    Chief Operating Officer
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Keith Palmer
    Director of Human Resources
    MS, Golden Gate University
    BA, Indiana University

    ACCOUNTING


    Elena Karapetian
    Assistant Controller
    BA, Volgograd University

    Darryl Kimes
    Accounts Receivable Specialist

    Toni Wilson
    Accounts Payable Coordinator
  • College Counseling

    Sue DeRuyter
    Director of College Counseling, Dean of Academic Advisement
    MEd, Loyola Marymount University
    BA, Loyola Marymount University

    Katherine Ratajczak
    Associate Director of College Counseling, Associate Dean of Academic Advisement
    MA, Pepperdine University 
    BA, California State University, Northridge 

    Michael Truschke
    Associate Director of College Counseling, Associate Dean of Academic Advisement
    MBA, Pepperdine University 
    BA, Pepperdine University 
  • Facilities

    David Marcus
    Campus Business Manager
    BA, California State University, Fullerton
  • Institutional Advancement

    Suzy Bookbinder
    Chief Advancement Officer
    MSW, Yeshiva University
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    ADVANCEMENT

    Erika Guerrero
    Director of Major Gifts

    Ellen Brown
    Campaign Manager, Donor and Alumni Relations
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Jayme Taylor
    Development Associate
     

    MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS

    Grace Hutchison
    Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Jamie Regli
    Marketing Manager
     
    ADMISSIONS

    Michelle November
    Director of Admissions
    MS, Columbia University
    BA, University of California, Berkeley

    Debbie Abelson
    Director of Enrollment Management
    MPA, University of Southern California
    MAJCS, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion
    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Jewish Life

    Rabbi Tsafreer Lev
    Rabbinic Director
    Rabbinic Ordination and MA, Jewish Theological Seminary
    MHL, University of Judaism
    BA, California State University, Northridge
     
    Rabbi J.B. Sacks
    Director of Jewish Life
    Doctor of Divinity, Jewish Theological Seminary
    DMin, Claremont School of Theology
    Rabbinic Ordination and MA, Jewish Theological Seminary
    BA, University of Judaism
    AB, Ohio University

    Lisa Clumeck Graef
    Associate Director of Jewish Life
    MA, ED American Jewish University
    BA, University of California San Diego
  • Machar Fellows

    BA, California State University, Northridge 

    BS, Northwestern University 
  • Office

    Afsoun Rahnavard
    Office Manager, Transportation Coordinator
    BS, California State University, Long Beach

    Barbara Edberg

    Administrative Assistant
    DC, Cleveland Chiropractic College
    BS, Cleveland Chiropractic College
     
    Rebecca Owens
    Admissions Administrative Assistant

    Stacey Enoch
    BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Student Services

    Gregory Keer
    Dean of Students, Director of Community Programs
    MFA, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Tammy Shpall
    Dean of Student Support Services, 9th Grade Dean
    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Orit Shwartz, 10th Grade Dean
    BEd, Seminar Hakibbutzim, Israel

    10th Grade Dean
    BEd, Seminar Hakibbutzim, Israel

    Beverley Kamenir
    11th Grade Dean
    Higher Diploma, Education/Jewish Studies,
         University of Cape Town
    BA, University of Cape Town

    Becca Bodenstein
    12th Grade Dean, Director of Summer School
    MA, University of Judaism
    BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Julie Brennglass, LMFT
    School Counselor
    MA, Phillips Graduate Institute
    BA, California State University, Northridge

    New Faculty Mentor and Master Scheduler
    MA, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, 
         Hebrew College
    Pardes Educator Program
    BA, Barnard College
    BA, List College - Jewish Theological Seminary


    Rabbi Tsafreer Haim Lev
    Dean of Faculty Development
    Rabbinic Ordination and MA, Jewish Theological Seminary
    MHL, University of Judaism
    BA, California State University, Northridge
     
    Kimberly Callaway
    Director of de Toledo Online and Personalized (deTop)
    BA, California State University, Long Beach

    Renée Levine-Blonder
    Director of All-School Shabbaton, Coordinator of Grade-Level Trips, Coordinator of Service Learning
    MAJE, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
    BA, University of California, San Diego

    Darren Masserman
    Director of Student Life
    MA, California State University, Northridge
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Tami Bandel
    Study Hall Supervisor 
    BA, University of Judaism
    Director of Academic Teams
    BA, Pomona College
    Fullbright Scholar, Instituto de Education
          Secundaria Neil Armstrong, Madrid Spain
     
    Etan Kelman
    PeTaCh Program Coordinator
    MA, California State University, Northridge
    BA, University of California, Santa Cruz
     
    Jeanette Rivera
    Learning Specialist
    MA, Teachers College, Columbia University
    BA, Boston University

    Lise Spiegel
    Peer Mentor Coordinator
    PhD, California School of Professional Psychology
    MS, California School of Professional Psychology
    MM, Yale University
    BM, Mannes College

    Grace Hutchison
    Perlman Entrepreneurial Academy Speaker Series Coordinator
    BA, University of California, Los Angeles

    Cheri Mayman
    Director of Events Management
    MSW, University of California, Los Angeles
    BA, University of the Pacific

    Jamie Stein
    All-School Shabbaton Coordinator, Special Events Coordinator
    MBA/MA, American Jewish University
    BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Alicia Kasif
    Data Analysis
    MA, California State University, Fullerton
    BS, Millersville University
     
  • Technology

    Omer Maor
    Director of Information Technology

    Angela Neff
    Director of Digital Learning Innovation
    MEd, San Francisco State University
    BA, San Francisco State University

    Ana Reyes
    IT Help Desk Assistant

    Rachel Schroeder
    IT Help Desk Assistant
Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County. de Toledo High School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Builders of Jewish Education (BJE,) and financially supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation.