Austin Jewish Academy - Faculty and Support Staff
Austin Jewish Academy
Bernice Tabak joined Austin Jewish Academy as Head of School in the spring of 2007.
She hails from Orange County, California, and has worked for the last 15 years as the founding principal of the much acclaimed Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School.
Under Ms. Tabak's
leadership, the school grew from a Lower/Middle School student body of 72 to nearly 400 students.
In addition, the school received recognition as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence
Furthermore, Tarbut V'Torah has become a center of Jewish life in Orange County.
aspires for Austin Jewish Academy
to become a focal point of Jewish life in Austin as well.
With a Bachelor of Science, Psychology degree and a Master's of Education from the University of Pittsburgh, Ms. Tabak
is now a distance doctoral candidate at the University of California
holds certifications in administration and several learning specialist areas.
The immediate connection Ms. Tabak
felt with AJA
was a determining factor in her
decision to make the move from sunny Orange County, California to even sunnier Austin, Texas.
said about the school after her
initial visit, "Upon crossing the threshold of AJA
, one immediately feels a sense of warmth.