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Gussie Singer, Director of Intervention Services

 

Gussie Singer joined the faculty at the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School in 2012 as the Director of Intervention Services. Previously, she was the Principal of the Edgewood Community School in San Francisco, CA, a school for students with learning disabilities. Before Gussie was an administrator, she enjoyed being a classroom teacher and a reading specialist, at different grade levels, second grade through high school, at the Edgewood Community School, where she worked for 12 years.


Although Gussie is originally from New York, her family relocated from San Francisco to Northeast Ohio, six years ago, because her husband, David joined the faculty at Kent State University.  He is a professor of Geology there, where he teaches and does research studying contaminants in the environment. David has enjoyed participating as a judge in the Mandel JDS middle school science fair for several years. Gussie has two children who are proud Mandel JDS students.  Asa, 3, who is in Gan Shoresh and Hannah, 5, who started Kindergarten this year.


Gussie graduated from San Francisco State University with a Masters Degree in Special Education and from Bates College with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies and Education. In her free time, Gussie enjoys baking, playing scrabble, making art work and playing in the yard with her kids. Gussie also has a very vibrant lay leadership life at her family’s synagogue, Congregation Shaarey Tikvah.