Regina Lulka, AMI, B.A.H, M. Ed
Co-Head of School
What I love most about my work at the MJDS is the relationships I make, with the children first and foremost, and also with the parents, the faculty, and the staff at MJDS. It truly feels like an extended family. My journey in education began several decades ago when my own daughters entered the Casa program at a Montessori school in Mexico.  I was a young parent then; today it brings me immense pleasure that my own grandchildren are a part of the MJDS community.  Today I feel very privileged to shake hands with each student, and I am still, after 10 years as Head of School, thrilled to be on the receiving end of so many hugs every day.

It is with much satisfaction and pride that I look back at my studies and career and see: that my research is being used; that the teachers I trained and mentored are finding fulfillment in their work; and that my former students have grown up to be wonderful people who are contributing members of their communities.

 

 

 

 

 

Sarit Yurovitch
Co-Head of School
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Sarit and I have the special privilege of being both a parent and returning faculty member at MJDS. After all this time I continue to be drawn to this unique school that allows our students to discover themselves in an environment that encourages free thought and self-directed development. The emphasis on these values has given my own children the skills to learn from real-life situations and create special and empathetic social relationships.

As the Co-Head of School, I value the discussions I have with our students about their explorations and recent discoveries. It is easy to see the results of their individualized learning in their enthusiasm and eagerness to share their ideas and opinions. I believe in the two major teaching philosophies of love and respect, which are central to both Jewish and Montessori values. I believe that these guide us in building successful communities and educational systems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Bibla

Vice Principal

My name is Steve. I have children who enjoyed the benefits of Jewish education from elementary to high school. I see firsthand how their lives have been enriched through our religion, our language, and our culture. It’s heartwarming to hear the children at MJDS sing Shabbat and Holiday songs and to see them learning Tanach and Jewish history.
I currently wear many hats at MJDS. I have the honour of working with Regina and Sarit as part of the administrative team. I also work as a Middle School math and science specialist with a wonderful group of adolescents who surprise and delight on a regular basis.

As an educator with 30 years of experience across many schools in the public school system, I can confidently say that this is a special school! Hardworking staff and children are caring, respectful and take pride in their daily involvement in the life of the school. Everyone here understands that “many hands make light work”. I am greatly appreciative of the opportunity to serve this wonderful Montessori and Jewish community of learners.