Rabbi Aaron Frank, the current associate principal of SAR High School, has accepted a position as head of school at Kinneret Day School in Riverdale. The hiring of Rabbi Frank appears to represent a major step for the school as it seeks to attract a broader student body from the local Bronx Jewish community. This newly-created position by the Kinneret board is intended to provide support to Principal Asher Abramovitz in overseeing the operation of the school and carrying out its vision as a pluralistic, diverse community school that enables children to learn and grow in an environment that is united by the principles of ahavat Yisrael.
"Kinneret is a school with which I have a long-standing relationship that goes back 20 years when I taught there and worked with many of the students in the Riverdale community," Frank told the Jewish Link. "I am tremendously excited about this opportunity and look forward to working with Mr. Abramovitz, the faculty, the families and the students of this unique school; one that combines academic excellence with a warm, nurturing Jewish environment."
Rabbi Frank is a graduate of the Jerusalem Fellows program at the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem and also a graduate of the Principals' Center at Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has a BA in philosophy from the University of Michigan and an MS from the Columbia University School of Social Work. Rabbi Frank received his smicha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah.
Rabbi Frank began his professional career as associate rabbi at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale. He was also a former Kinneret teacher and principal of both the lower and high schools at Beth Tfliloh Dahan Community Day School in Baltimore before he joined SAR High School as its associate principal.
As Principal Abramovitz said, "I can imagine no one better for this new position than Aaron Frank. Please join me in welcoming him back to our school. This is a very exciting and hopeful time for Kinneret Day School, whose future looks brighter than ever."