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Michael S. Raileanu 7436 Tulane Ave. St. Louis, MO 63130 (314) 783-8340 Mraileanu613@hotmail.com Employment History Assistant Head of School Solomon Schechter Day School (July 2005 – Current) St. Louis, MO Oversaw entire Jewish studies curriculum for Day School with 200 students (K – 8) and 40 teachers. Created new school-wide events for holiday celebrations. Revamped prayer curriculum. Supervised all teachers in matters regarding discipline. Wrote bi-monthly column for school newsletter. Executive Director Jewish Education Agency (August 2003 – July 2005) Fort Worth, TX Directed multi-purpose Jewish educational agency including Fort Worth Hebrew Day School, Lil Goldman Early Learning Center, Camp Shalom. Created entirely new multi-media advertising/awareness campaign. Performed all duties as Principal for the Fort Worth Hebrew Day School. Led largest fundraising event in Agency history. Supervised curricular integration program Supervised staff, including on-site Assistant Director for the Lil Goldman Early Learning Center. Created teacher in-service events throughout the school year. Religious School Director Sinai Temple (July 1998 – July 2003) Los Angeles, CA Guided Sinai High (8th – 12th grades) through years of significant growth after 7 years of continuous shrinkage; Instituted “Jewish New York” trip for 10th graders; Supervised and assisted Directors of Youth Programs (3rd – 12th grades) and Summer Camp; Performed all administrative and personnel functions for Religious School (K - 10th) of 300 students; Supervised and evaluated teachers in Kindergarten through 10th grade; Reconfigured and oversaw Education Department budget of $400,000.00/year; Directed annual $25,000.00 Israel Scholarship program; Redesigned and implemented new High School (Confirmation) program; Coordinated all aspects of High Holiday youth programs for 800+ children ages pre-school through high school; Taught six classes in Adult Education department; Supervised new Jr. Congregation program; Coordinated all aspects of annual BJE Teachers Conference (1999-2003) for over 600 participants. Director of Education and Youth Programming Temple Beth Haverim (July, 1995 - June, 1997) Agoura Hills, California Teacher/Coordinator, 3rd/4th, 7th and 8th grades Abraham J. Heschel Day School (January, 1996 – June, 1998) Northridge & Agoura Hills, CA Educational/Program Director Beth David Synagogue (July, 1993 - July 1995) Greensboro, North Carolina 2 Stand-up Comic (1983) Various Comedy Clubs in Austin and Houston, Texas Education University of Judaism, Los Angeles, California Master of Arts in Education, 1994 Bachelor of Hebrew Literature, 1994 Shappell’s Yeshiva, Yeshivat Darche Noam, Jerusalem, Israel, Fall 1990 University of Texas, Austin Bachelor of Arts in English, 1988 Speaking Engagements “The Descendants of Abraham” Panel discussion, Aledo Methodist Church, Aledo, TX, August, 2003 Conference for Alternative in Jewish Education, Presenter, “Davening with the Good Dr.: Adding Dr. Seuss and others to your school’s t’fillah.” August, 1999 & 2000 Columbus, Ohio & Hofstra, NY California Association of Independent Schools, southern area conference “Advisories That Work,” March, 1998 “Hanukkah, basic history and practices” Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School family education program, December, 1997 Invocation, Los Angeles Hebrew High School Graduation, Spring 1997 United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Pacific Southwest Region, “Running Hebrew Schools in Synagogues Under 400 Families” October, 1996 Bennet College, Greensboro, NC, “Jewish Tradition” Spring, 1995 Greensboro College, Greensboro, North Carolina, “Jewish History” Spring, 1995 United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Seaboard Region, “Family Programming: Ideas, Programs and Theories” Silver Spring, MD December, 1994 City of Greensboro, Cultural Diversity Workshops, Spring 1994 Honorary/Professional Associations Texas Licensed Child Care Association 2004 Jewish Educators Assembly, since 1994 National Executive Board since 2001 Co-chair, National Convention February, 2004 Participant in World Jewish Educators Mission to Israel, June, 2001 Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles, CA, Supplementary School Accreditation Team, 1999 - 2001 Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles, CA, Leyb Nathanson Torah/Mitzvah Awards Committee Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles, CA Co-Chair Religious School Principal’s Council, Beginning Fall, 2001 – 2003 Board of Directors, Los Angeles Hebrew High School, Los Angeles, CA, 1996 - 2001 Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education, since 1993 National Board of Directors – Publications Chair, 2000 – 2001 At-Large Board Member 2001-2002 Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, since 1994 California Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, since 1995 Media Jewish Current Events – Owner/Editor/Publisher beginning August, 2004 “California Schmeer” Documentary, released spring 2002 FORWARD, September 8, 2000. “Green Eggs, Hold the Ham” (interviewee) KTLA, Channel 5 Morning News, “How to Bring Passover Into Your Home,” Spring 1999 “Mah Jongg Mavens,” Documentary, featured interviewee, Fall, 1999 Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, “Purim: A Users Guide,” February, 1999 “Learn Torah With...” D’var Aher, Parashat Toldot. 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