By Daniel Roth, President, Rudlin Torah Academy
Over the last few weeks, the RTA community shared encouraging and thoughtful reflections and aspirations with the school’s search consulting team, Scott Goldberg Consulting, LLC, as part of RTA’s process in its search for a new Head of School. This feedback has helped the Search Committee and RTA’s leadership uncover the extent of RTA’s potential, drawing on strengths latent within RTA’s rich history. The results are clear: RTA is looking toward a bright future.
Among others, the RTA community reflected the following strengths embedded within RTA’s culture and areas upon which the school aims to build:
- RTA’s uniqueness, diversity, warmth and friendly family-like feel.
- RTA’s strength as a Torah day school serving the broad Jewish community.
- A parent body who values superior education, incorporating a wholesome curriculum that excels in Judaic and General Studies.
- A culture of respect in which all children and families feel welcome.
- A board and administration prioritizing professionalism, with an emphasis on organized management, fiscal planning, recruitment, communication, and continuing professional development.
- A supportive environment for faculty and staff, enabling our most valuable team members–our teachers–to thrive and enrich our children’s educational development.
As the Search Committee and Teacher Panel evaluate resumes over the next few weeks, these points will help guide RTA’s path for a bright future.
In conjunction with the search process, RTA’s leadership is focused on solidifying its policies and procedures. With the assistance of the school board’s consultant, Orlee Turitz of Orlee|Golden, LLC, the school board is working to organize and clarify many of its policies in order to onboard its new Head of School in a position to hit the ground running.
Drawing on what has made RTA so invaluable for our community, RTA’s leadership is optimistic about making a successful transition. RTA is looking forward to a bright future.