Meet our Team
Dr. Sara Casen: School Psychologist
Dr. Casen graduated from Fordham University in New York City with a Doctorate in School Psychology, and a MS. Ed with an emphasis in Therapeutic Interventions. She was awarded the Pupil Personal Credential, as well as the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential. A Hillel alumna, Dr. Casen focuses on student social-emotional development, including overseeing the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program at Hillel.
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Dr. Elizabeth K. Glass: Educational Psychologist
Dr. Glass graduated with a Doctorate in Education from USC and a BS in Psychology from UCLA. She was awarded the Pupil Personal Credential and School Psychologist Credentials, as well as the License in Educational Psychology. Dr. Glass has been the on-campus Educational Psychologist at Hillel since 2006. She meets with identified advanced learners.
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Office hours: Monday from 8:00-1:00 and Tuesdays from 8:00-4:00
Judy Pollick: Director of Student ServicesJudy Pollick has a Masters in School Psychology, has her California Credentials in School Psychology and School Counseling, is a licensed Educational Psychologist and a certificated teacher. Judy focuses on supporting the learning needs of all students. Prior to coming to Hillel in 2013, Judy was a school psychologist for different public school districts in England and Canada and, more recently, worked as a school psychologist for LAUSD.
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Gifted and Talented Program
Hillel's Gifted & Talented program, the first of its kind among Orthodox Jewish day schools on the West coast, makes challenging and appropriate educational materials available to identified gifted students throughout the day. By means of curriculum modification, differentiation and certified staff educators, students receive appropriately challenging instruction throughout the day. Hillel recognizes its partner, the University of California San Diego, in training its staff to lead this much-needed and successful program that serves so many students.
Resources and Links
- California Association for the Gifted https://cagifted.org
- The National Association for Gifted Children http://www.nagc.org/
- Hoagies' Gifted Education Page https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/
Dr. Casen recommends the following resources and links for further information related to Social-Emotional Learning:
- Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL): https://casel.org/
- Social Emotional Learning Alliance for California: https://sel4ca.org/
Judy Pollick recommends the following links and resources related to supporting children's learning needs :