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Nora Anderson is in her thirteenth year as Carmel Academy’s Head of School. Nora has overseen Carmel Academy’s growth from a small, community day school on the second floor of a synagogue to an accredited institution with more than 230 students on a 17-acre campus. She has been a presenter at RAVSAK and PEJE Conferences, has served as a mentor in the RAVSAK-AVI CHAI SuLaM program for Heads of School with limited Jewish background, and is currently a mentor in the prestigious Day School Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI), a joint JTS and AVI CHAI foundation venture. Nora also serves on the Board of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools, and has also served on the editorial board of HaYidion, RAVSAK’s quarterly publication.
Prior to joining Carmel Academy, Nora served as an Assistant Principal for the Middle School in Dobbs Ferry, NY, and prior to that as an Assistant Principal at PS 95 in the Bronx, NY. She holds Masters degrees in School Supervision and Administration and in School Guidance and Counseling from Bank Street College and Lehman College, respectively. She holds additional advanced certifications from Columbia University Business School Executive Educations’ Institute for Day School Leaders and from Teachers College. Nora began her career as a mathematics teacher and also worked as a Middle School Guidance Counselor for ten years.
She was raised in Lima, Peru and lives in Rye Brook with her husband. She has raised five children including her youngest son, Noam, a Carmel Academy alumnus who recently finished his service in the Israel Defense Force.