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Ellen Dietrick

Temple Beth Shalom
Director of Early Childhood Learning
Needham, MA
Ellen Dietrick holds a masters in education from the University of Virginia.  Before arriving at TBS she spent ten years directing the early childhood program at Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, Virginia.  She is also the author of the children's book It's Israel's Birthday, featuring preschoolers on an imaginary journey to Israel.   Ellen represents TBS nationally as the advocacy chair on the board of the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism.  As a Jim Joseph Leading Educators Online Fellow she is currently developing a community of practice to enable Jewish early childhood educators nationally to work and learn together online.  Ellen is also a graduate of the Covenant-JECEI Early Childhood Leadership Fellowship (2009) and the Covenant Fellowship for Early Childhood Leadership (2011).