SINAI Schools is committed to providing each of our students with an individualized special education tailored to his or her specific needs. Accomplishing this is not always simple, and no one understood this better than Rachel Schulman A”H, our beloved Associate Director and one of the finest educators SINAI has known. Her passing has left a huge void in our hearts, particularly because what she brought to SINAI was so unique and difficult to replicate.
Rachel’s entire approach to education was influenced by her belief in the power of individualized education, and she saw it as her mission to reach every child through whatever techniques and approaches worked best for that individual child.
Rachel was the consummate Teacher’s Teacher. Even our most seasoned educators learned from her and benefitted from her wisdom and guidance. She believed that every child deserved a Jewish education, and she knew that the best way to make that vision come alive was to imbue SINAI teachers with the strength and skills necessary to reach each child, no matter what barriers that child faced. When it was difficult to break through to one of our students, she was a master at redirecting and refocusing, at determining what approach would work--and she was uniquely skilled at guiding our teachers to do the same.
In Rachel's memory, SINAI Schools has established The Rachel Schulman Memorial Fund. This fund will support the expansion of professional development for our educators and therapists by training them in innovative and cutting-edge approaches to special education. The Rachel Schulman Memorial Fund will carry on Rachel's legacy, ensuring that the SINAI teachers entrusted with educating our special students will do so with the most current and state of the art techniques.
We ask that you support The Rachel Schulman Memorial Fund to help carry on Rachel's legacy at SINAI Schools and help us provide each of our students with the quality special education they deserve. Your generosity will ensure that our teachers continue as leaders in the field of special education so that they can guide our students along their unique paths to success.
To donate to The Rachel Schulman Memorial Fund, please click here.