An educator of young children for over 25 years, I consider it a pleasure to serve as the first Executive Director of Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism. Most recently I served as the Director of Early Childhood Education at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley, AZ since 2005. I spent 5 of those years as Director of Education overseeing both The Solel Preschool, programming for families with young children within the temple community, and as Director of Raker Religious School. I joined ECE-RJ in 2006 and have been an active member ever since. Serving on the board as Membership Chair and most recently as Vice President of Conferences and Biennials. I view my role as an advocate for our members and work to lift up the work that they do and the early childhood profession.