Educational Administration

Dr. Rafi Kalman
718-591-9800 ext. 307
Brandeis University - B.A.
Ferkauf School of Psychology - M.A.
Ferkauf School of Psychology - Psy.D

Dr. Kalman earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University majoring in Psychology with a focus on child-adolescent learning and development. He received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Simultaneous to building a private practice, Dr. Kalman began working as a School Psychologist at the Green Chimneys School in 2005, where he spent the next eight years. Dr. Kalman joined Schechter Queens in September 2013 as School Psychologist, and in 2014 was promoted Director of Student Learning and Related Services. In these roles, he has been a valuable part of the school’s administrative team. Dr. Kalman possesses the administrative ability, knowledge and experience necessary to successfully lead our school into the future.

Jennifer Hale
General Studies Coordinator
Hofstra University - B.A. in Elementary Education
                                B.A. in English Literature
CUNY - Queens College - Ed. - Mathematics Education
St. John's University - M.S. in Ed. - School Building Leadership
Jennifer Hale became a member of the Solomon Schechter School of Queens in 2006 as a second grade teacher. Since that time, she has taught many different grade levels, and currently teaches Science to elementary school students.  As the STEAM coordinator, Mrs. Hale assists with planning and coordinating STEAM level activities, which will allow for the students to thrive in a more creative learning environment, and it will provide students a wider range of ways to learn and express themselves. In addition to her role as a teacher, Mrs. Hale serves as the school dean, and she provides support for families and students throughout the school.