Faculty and Staff


Educational Leadership

Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff

Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff

Head of School

With CTA Since 2012

Master of Arts in School Counseling from Johns Hopkins University; Master Degree in Talmudic law and semicha (rabbinical ordination) from Ner Israel Rabbinical College; Successfully completed: YU Lead: Yeshiva University’s school leadership training program; YU Teach: Legacy Heritage Foundation fellowship; worked as Director of Community Programs for the Columbus Community Kollel.


Mrs. Debbie Grashin

Mrs. Debbie Grashin

Upper School Principal

With CTA Since 2022

Debbie Grashin holds a Masters in School Leadership from Columbia University Teachers College, a Masters in Adolescent Education from Pace University, and Bachelors in Mathematics and Computer Science from Yeshiva University Stern College for Women. She began her teaching career through New York City Teaching Fellows and taught high school Math and Computer Science in a NYC public school for eight years, also serving as grade level chair and department head, and completing a fellowship as a Math for America Master Teacher. She returned to her hometown of Columbus to help found KIPP Columbus High, where she worked for six years as the founding math and computer science teacher and department chair. She was awarded the Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award in 2020.  Mrs. Grashin is a CTA High School alumnus.


Shirly Benatar, Hebrew Department Chair
Leah Deutsch, Girls’ High School Program Director
Constance Borro, K-6 Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Administrative Leadership

Shari Herszage, Director of Admissions, Marketing and Development Coordinator
Norm Leist, Chief Financial Officer
Kaley Mizrachi, Executive Secretary
Robert Richardson, Director of Security and Safety

Lesa Caputo, Receptionist
Joel Greff, IT
Karan Tanenbaum, Food Services Director
Carolyn Butler, Food Services Support

Sally French, School Nurse
Dr. Felicia Williams-Jackson, School Nurse
Heather Griffith, School Psychologist

Eliza Delman, Upper School Counselor

Eugene Simakovsky, Maintenance
Jennifer Johnson, Custodian
Natalya Simakovskiy, Custodian


Karen Bouchard
Basi Hofman
Rivky Kapenstein
Leslie Rosen
Aviva Zucker

First Grade
Jamie Bindell
Deena Tanenbaum
Rebecca Robinson

Second Grade
Mary Lynn Buster
Leah Savage
Diana D’Angelo-Wolff
Aviva Zucker

Third Grade
Yonit Kirschbaum
Amy Rahav
Eva Chaykin
Chen-Li Loon

Fourth Grade
Jane Shumaker
Sarah Weinstein
Diana D’Angelo-Wolff
Dr. Miriam Schechter

Fifth Grade
Batya Deitsch
Yonit Kirschbaum
Chen-Li Loon
Rabbi Ari Neuman
Billee Papson
Dr. Miriam Schechter
Sarah Weinstein


Sixth Grade
Ann Ahern
Eva Chaykin
Batya Deitsch
Nechama Fried
Dr. Miriam Schechter

Specialty Educators
Matt Bailey, Physical Education
Angela Barch, Librarian and Drama
Cheri Friedman, Music
Monica Van Horn, Visual Art

More Lower School Educators
Mary Chow, CCS Intervention Specialist
Victoria Cook, Northrup Speech Tutor
Connor Hamilton, Intervention Specialist
Allison Mast, Intervention Specialist
Donna Onesto, Title I Tutor
Jullie Pleshinger, OT Therapist-Move to Learn
Emi Penney, CCS LS Counselor
Loreen Vostatek, CCS Title I Math Tutor
Sandy Winchester, CCS Speech Tutor

Upper School
Rabbi Yitzchak Barer, Judaic Teacher
Chase Barney, GHSP History Teacher
Inna Brodsky, Science & Math Teacher
Eva Chaykin, Hebrew Teacher
Sam Clarke, HS American History Teacher
Diana D’Angelo-Wolff, Hebrew Teacher
Eliza Delman, Upper School Counselor
Rabbi Avrohom Drandoff, Judaic Teacher
Miriam Feigenbaum, GHSP Judaic Teacher & Programming
Nate Fox, Gym Teacher/Coach
Hallie Fried, English/Social Studies Teacher
Yaffa Gindoff, GHSP Gym Teacher
Shoshana Ginsburg, GHSP General Studies Teacher
Stephanie Glitsch, Science Teacher
Miriam Goldstein, GHSP General Studies Teacher
Debbie Grashin, Math Teacher
Steve Guinan, English, Social Studies, Film Studies
Jennifer Jones, Math Teacher

Charles Kramer, Sub/Math Tutor
Shana Kramer, GHSP Teacher & Administrative Assistant
Chen-Li Levy, Hebrew Teacher
Rachel McCracken, Intervention Specialist
Shira Neuman, Judaic Teacher
Rabbi Ari Neuman, US Davening
Michal Perlmuter, GHSP Judaic Teacher
Elisheva Rom, Judaic Teacher
Dr. Miriam Schechter, Hebrew Teacher
Rabbi Dr. Asher Schechter, Hebrew/Judaic Teacher
Sharon Schramm, Math Teacher
Monica Van Horn, K-12 Visual Arts Teacher
Rabbi Moshe Yachnes, Judaic Teacher
Kelsey Yachnes, GHSP Health Teacher
Rabbi Yitzhak Zuckerman, Judaic Teacher