10th Anniversary Retreat Celebrates Hidden Sparks’ Impact
This year, at the Hidden Sparks’ annual retreat held at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 85 teachers and administrators from partnering schools came together to participate in professional development workshops and celebrate the 10 years of impact that Hidden Sparks has had on the day school and yeshiva community.
The morning address at the retreat was presented by Steven Salsberg, a highly successful entrepreneur, who shared his stories of struggling in school as a child, and the one teacher who believed in him and created a bedrock for his future success. Mr. Salsberg’s moving presentation was followed by a workshop on social and emotional well being in the classroom, presented by Dr. Rona Novick, Co-educational director of Hidden Sparks and Dean of the Azrieli Graduate School of Education and Administration at Yeshiva University. Later in the day, participants focused on skill building workshops presented by Claire Wurtzel, Co-Educational Director of Hidden Sparks and prior Director of Faculty Development for the Churchill School and Center in New York and Faculty Development for the New York City Schools Attuned initiative for All Kinds of Minds.