SARASOTA, FL – The Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, has announced new members of its Board of Trustees: Gregory C. Farrington, Jean Farrington, and Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman.
Greg Farrington served as the 12th president of Lehigh University from 1998 to 2006 before moving to San Francisco to become the executive director/CEO of the California Academy of Sciences, an institution founded in 1853 dedicated to research, education and public engagement about life and its sustainability. Prior to his Lehigh appointment, Farrington was dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Pennsylvania and director of Penn’s Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter.
Jean Farrington is a retired museum educator and librarian. From 2007-2014, she was Director of Lifelong Learning at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Prior to that (1998-2006), she was a senior development officer and director in Library and Technology Services at Lehigh University and, before that, she was a library manager in the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia (1979-1998).
Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman received her Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, where she earned prizes for writing and academic excellence and graduated first in her class. An award-winning author, Rabbi Glickman has been featured as a parenting expert on the syndicated television talk show “Daytime” and writes a parenting advice column for a bi-monthly magazine. Rabbi Glickman is delighted to join the board of Community Day, where her three children attended school for a combined total of 21 years.
The Farringtons and Glickman join current Community Day School trustees Mitch Blumenthal, Andy Cohen, Stacey Edelman, Wilma Hamilton, Chair of the Board Laura Hershorin, Richard Hershorin, Wendy Katz, Robert Landman, Nancy Roucher, Rachel Saltzberg, Kyla Weiner, and Rabbi Michael Werbow. To learn more about Community Day School, go to communityday.org or call (941) 552-2770.
About Hershorin Schiff Community Day School
The mission of the Hershorin Schiff Community Day School, which serves students in preschool through eighth grade, is to impact the world by creating a community where children of all faiths demonstrate integrity, academic excellence, and a desire to improve the world. Community Day offers a rigorous, project-based academic program in a diverse and vibrant learning environment rooted in the Jewish values of honesty, integrity, mutual trust and respect. For more information, visit the website at communityday.org or call (941) 552-2770.