Rachel Arcus-Goldberg – Head of School
Ms. Arcus-Goldberg, or “Ms. AG,” as the students know her, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Brandeis University, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University and a Master's Degree in Jewish Studies and Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She is also a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Rachel worked as an educational leader and administrator at Gann Academy in Boston for ten years, where she held positions as the Director of Experiential Education, Associate Dean of Students and Freshman Class Dean. Before Gann, she was the Director of TriBeCa Hebrew, an after-school-Hebrew-school program in lower Manhattan. Rachel is deeply invested in growing as a Jewish Educational leader and participated in the NAIS School Leader Institute, the Deans Roundtable Conference, Chanoch L’Na’ar – a midah (value) based character development program, Faculty Rounds and the Teen Safe Task Force through Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Boston, and the CAJE conference for Jewish Educators. In addition to leadership positions, Rachel has taught Psychology, Health, Israeli Dance, and Jewish Literacy classes at Gann Academy and its partner institutions. Significantly, she also wrote an anti-bullying curriculum for the high school -- focused on creating a school culture in which everyone makes thoughtful choices -- that she has brought to CJDS.
Rachel is extremely excited to be helping to write the next chapter in the story of CJDS, and is so proud to be at a school that is truly living up to its mission of intellectual sophistication, social responsibility, and personal authenticity by teaching kids how to think critically, do good for other people, and understand themselves. She lives with her two children and husband, Jeremy, also a Jewish educator, who currently teaches first grade - general studies at CJDS.
Jenny Glick – Director of Enrollment Management
Ms. Jenny Glick has been affiliated with CJDS for almost two decades and brings tremendous professional talent and passion to this school that she loves so dearly. An alumna of Columbus College of Art and Design, she brings her imagination, expertise, and endless energy to CJDS. Jenny has dedicated many years to building and enriching CJDS and, since 2016, has been engaged in growing the school through strategic planning, visioning, communications, and so much more as its Director of Enrollment Management. A lifelong resident of Columbus, Ohio, Jenny has long been committed to strengthening her community, as an active communal leader and as a Wexner Heritage Alumna (member of Columbus 11 cohort). Her volunteer leadership initiatives include 22 years of ongoing service to her synagogue, Temple Israel. Jenny’s commitment to and deep belief in the power of an immersive Jewish education to help young Jews build their identities in meaningful and anchored ways has led to her involvement with Columbus Jewish Day School since 2000: as a parent (2001-2012), as a Board member (2001-2007), and as Board President (2010-2012). Off campus, you will find Jenny enjoying her many interests and hobbies, including painting, sculpting, reading, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. Jenny lives in New Albany, Ohio with her husband, Brad and their two sons, Max (CJDS ‘07) and Sam (CJDS ‘13).
Kerry Selfinger – Development and Marketing Coordinator
Kerry is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science focusing on Early Education (2010). She has worked in many fields -- from non-profits and school to the corporate environment -- but keeps getting drawn back into education. Kerry comes from a family of teachers and loves seeing the progress that students make, and watching them grow. Kerry is always seen with a smile on her face and can be found organizing anything she can get her hands on. A teacher herself, Kerry enjoys being around children and learning every day. She is thrilled to support CJDS, and is eager to help it grow and develop. She enjoys traveling, watching the Buckeyes, and spending time with family and friends. Kerry currently resides in New Albany with her husband, Scott, an Accountant at Cardinal Health, and their daughter, Kate, who was born in spring 2017.
Mark Mitzman – Business Manager
Mr. Mark Mitzman moved to Columbus recently to be close to family. He has been a corporate tax executive for over 40 years, primarily with publicly traded multinational firms. In those roles, he has provided extensive business counsel in areas such as taxes, accounting, treasury, legal, IT, and strategic planning. Most recently, he was the Vice President - Tax at Gibson Brands (formerly known as Gibson Guitar) in Nashville, Tennessee. Mark earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a J.D. from DePaul University. In addition, he holds an Illinois CPA certificate. Throughout his career, Mark has also actively supported many not-for-profit organizations, serving on their boards and/or as an officer. During his years in Dayton, he led the start-up of the Dayton Jewish School and served as president of Beth Jacob Congregation. Moving from corporate America to Columbus Jewish Day School was a no-brainer career change given Mark’s life-long commitment to family, Yiddishkeit, and education. Off campus, when not with children and grandchildren, you might find Mark helping to lead Shabbat and Yom Tov services at his synagogue, playing golf, or participating in his Masonic Lodge activities.