Philly’s Yeshiva Lab School Names Founding Principal


Becky Troodler becomes the founding principal of Lower Merion's new Yeshiva Lab School, slated to open in September.

Becky Troodler, a longtime Jewish educator in New Jersey, has been named founding principal of the Yeshiva Lab School, slated to open in September in Lower Merion. 

The Modern Orthodox school, funded by the Kohelet Foundation, whose guiding force is local philanthropist David Magerman, will 
start with kindergarten its first year. According to its mission statement, the school's goal is to “advance the field of Jewish education by utilizing only replicable, empirically supported, student-centered methods of pedagogy in a mission-based curriculum.” 

Meanwhile, Troodler, who has spent the past 13 years in a variety of teaching as well as administrative positions at Yehivat Noam in Paramus,N.J., has just won the Community Service Award of Areyvut, a nonprofit group that offers community service programs for youth.



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