Los Angeles…February 25, 2014…Valley Torah High School is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Eliezer Jones as the new Boys Division Principal of General Studies, effective August 1, 2014.
Currently the Director of Educational Innovation for the Yeshiva University School Partnership, Dr. Jones is nationally recognized as a dynamic and visionary educator who has been propelling education forward in Jewish day schools around the country. Dr. Jones is an expert in innovative models of education, child development and 21st century learning. He has been training and leading Jewish day school educators from around the globe in integrating effective educational methods and deeper learning skills into their classrooms.
VTHS Dean Rabbi Avrohom Stulberger recommended Dr. Jones for the position and the Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of his appointment. Rabbi Stulberger commented, “We are deeply impressed by Dr. Jones’s 16 plus years of educational experience and by his leadership in the field of education combined with his profound understanding of how today’s students learn, lead, and serve in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.”
“Dr. Jones’s intelligence, warmth, passion, creativity and outstanding record of accomplishment made it clear that he has the essential qualities and characteristics necessary to lead Valley Torah, together with our excellent team of educators, masterfully through the next phase of its remarkable history,” added Rabbi Stulberger.
Rabbi Stulberger also noted that Dr. Jones also ‘holds one accolade very near and dear to his heart and ours,” which is that he is a Valley Torah graduate, class of 1993. He was named Alumnus of the Year in 2003 for his meaningful accomplishments in Jewish education, mental health and in the Los Angeles Jewish community.
When asked about his appointment Dr. Jones said, “There is rarely a decision one makes in life that feels perfectly right. Yet the choice to join the team at Valley Torah is one of those decisions. I am excited and ready to make a significant positive impact on the lives of the students at a school that did the same for me. I look forward to the exciting weeks, months and years ahead as we powerfully advance our mission to ensure that each of our students will flourish, now and throughout their lives.
Linda O. Schlesinger