Educational Leadership Team
Head of School
Shulamit Roth, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a language and speech pathologist who has dedicated her career to helping students with language based learning disabilities. With over 10 years of experience, Shulamit began her career as a clinician at the Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development in White Plains, NY. After working in private practice, she served as a language and literacy specialist in public and private schools in Boston, New Jersey, and New York, including Brookline Public Schools, The Carroll School, Maimonides School, Yeshivat Noam and most recently, The Shefa School. In transitioning to the school setting, Shulamit sought to carry over her clinical experience to help teachers understand their students’ learning profiles and infuse their instruction with language supportive strategies. In this regard, she consulted with teachers to modify and develop curriculum to best reach all types of learners. Her passion for teaching Jewish students with language-based learning disabilities brought her to Yeshivat Shalshelet where she looks forward to helping students access the beauty of Torah and our Mesorah and achieve their academic and personal potential.
She received a B.A. from Stern College for Women and an M.S. from Brooklyn College in Speech and Language Pathology. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four daughters.
Miriam Schulman has been supporting Yeshiva day school students and teachers for almost fifteen years. She has significant expertise in literacy development and specialized instruction for students with dyslexia and other language-based difficulties. Miriam has served in various teaching roles featuring extensive training in both English and Hebrew reading at SAR Academy and, most recently, RYNJ. By tailoring her instruction to each child’s strengths and needs, Miriam has helped build critical foundational literacy and student skills for struggling learners. She has supported fellow teachers and support staff through informal training and workshops. Miriam is excited to join the administration of Yeshivat Shalshelet as Curriculum Coordinator where she can help each child reach their potential.
Miriam graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in History and received a dual M.S.Ed. in General Education and Literacy from Bank Street Graduate School of Education. Miriam lives with her husband and children in Teaneck, NJ.
Dr. Bracha Katz is a nationally certified school psychologist with a broad range of experience working with children and adolescents in community-based mental health clinics, therapeutic day schools, and public schools. Previously an intern at Ridgefield Park Public Schools, Academics West on the Upper West Side, and the Stern College Counseling Center, Bracha most recently served as school psychologist at the Livingston Public Schools. Bracha is especially passionate about the role of social-emotional learning in Jewish education. Her doctoral dissertation explores the significance of integrating social emotional curricula within the framework of Torah learning to broaden and deepen students’ interpersonal and religious experiences. Bracha is incredibly excited to join the administration of Yeshivat Shalshelet as its School Psychologist and help implement its mission by caring for the emotional well-being of each student.
Bracha graduated summa cum laude from Stern College for Women with a B.A. in Psychology and received an M.A. in Educational Psychology and a PsyD in School and Clinical Psychology from Kean University. Bracha lives in Fair Lawn, NJ with her husband and two children.
Director of Speech and Language
Alisa Salamon is a language and speech pathologist with over fifteen years of experience. Alisa has developed a thorough developmental approach to working with students with a range of language and learning challenges. Her experiences working in both private practice, as well as various special education settings, including at Teaneck Speech and Language Center, Na’aleh High School for Girls and SINAI at RYNJ have provided her with a unique understanding of language learning and its implications for academic success. As a therapist and teacher, Alisa leads both individual and group language lessons and collaborates with teachers to develop strategies for reading, writing and language instruction across curriculum. Alisa is excited to join Yeshivat Shalshelet as its Director of Speech and Language where she looks forward to creating a language supportive environment for each student.
Alisa received her B.A. in Communication Sciences from Stern College for Women and an M.A. in Speech and Language Pathology from Queens College. She currently resides in Bergenfield, NJ with her husband and four children.