During the recent Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools conference in Atlanta, Ga., Dan Ceaser – the head of school for Sarasota’s Hershorin Schiff Community Day School – helped to lead a session on innovative models for Jewish day schools. During the session, titled “Navigating the New Reality of Your ‘Atypical’ Day School Family,” Ceaser focused on showcasing Community Day School’s unique model of inclusion and how it has impacted enrollment and the school’s culture.
Ceaser, who has served as the head of school for Community Day since 2015, has overseen a period of tremendous change and growth since his arrival, with enrollment climbing from 85 to 260 students.
Prizmah, which is viewed as the “central address for Jewish day schools,” provides day schools with tools to foster the educational excellence, financial vitality and community support that will make a day school education the first choice for all families. The conference hosted more than 1,000 Jewish day school volunteer and professional leaders, Jewish communal leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.
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.