Rabbi Scott Bolton, Head of School
Rabbi Scott Bolton began his career in Jewish education by teaching Torah and American civics to day school and public school students. He received awards in Washington, DC and in Jerusalem for educational and tzedakah programming that he developed that centered on putting Jewish values into action. One aspect of that curriculum was learning the relevant Torah and literary texts associated with the values-based activities.
Rabbi Bolton was an administrator at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Michigan, where 770 students receive a Schechter education. After teaching high school, developing curricula and creating parent education programs both at Hillel and at the Jewish Academy of Metropolitan Detroit, a Jewish community-based high school, Bolton took the leadship of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Raritan Valley in East Brunswick, NJ. When the opportunity to head Reuben Gittelman Hebrew Day School arose in 2006, Rabbi Bolton gladly took the helm. “The strong reputation of RGHDS made me jump at the opportunity to become school leader here,” he said.
Ordained from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the University of Judaism, holding a Masters in Rabbinical Studies, Bolton shares his enthusiasm for Jewish knowledge and learning in all subjects. Before becoming a rabbi and school administrator, he was a manager of marketing and communications for the International Association of Fire Chiefs in Washington, DC. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Public Education from American University in Washington, DC. Rabbi Bolton is married to Rabbi Amy Bolton, and he has four children. Contact Rabbi Bolton at: email@example.com.
Lauren Goldman-Brown, Principal
Lauren Goldman-Brown comes to RGHDS after spending 14 years in Hong Kong working at the Carmel School where she was an Elementary School Classroom Teacher, Middle School Coordinator, Deputy Principal, and finally Principal for 8 years. Lauren led the school through its second accreditation visit resulting in a second maximum 6-year term of accreditation.
Lauren is a passionate educator and administrator who believes in meeting the individual needs of all children in the school. She has participated in numerous Reading and Writing Summer Institutes at Teacher's College, has attended several workshops on using technology in the classroom, and she presented a workshop at the East Asia Regional Conference of Overseas Schools entitled: "Tight on Time? Effective Reading and Writing Workshops in the Middle School Classroom".
Prior to working in Hong Kong, Lauren taught Grades 3-5 in New York City public schools. She received her Master's in Education from Bank Street College of Education in New York and her Bachelor's degree in Government from Oberlin College in Ohio. Lauren is married to Joshua Goldman-Brown, and they have three sons. Contact Lauren Goldman-Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Kezner, Business Manager