Merage JCC announces new preschool director

Published Sunday, June 30, 2019


Sheila Dalva-Hornback announced as new Director of Eric & Sheila Samson Family Early Childhood Center at the Merage JCC



The Merage JCC is pleased to announce that Sheila Dalva-Hornback has been selected as Director of the Eric and Sheila Samson Family Early Childhood Center and the Aronoff Preschool. Sheila is well known to our school community as she currently serves in a leadership role as the Admissions Director of the preschool. During five years with us, Aronoff Preschool has welcomed 600 new families and students to our early childhood programs, launched the Language Academy and was named a Sheva Center of Excellence amidJCCs nationally.

Sheila will work with our newly announced Executive Director, Scott Braswell, and our ECLC leadership and faculty to ensure a smooth transition and continued dedication to our children, families, faculty and community.

“I’ve been fortunate to be part of the Aronoff team and community. The students, families, faculty and community have become special to me over the years and I look forward to sharing many more laughs, memories, and learning experiences as a school community in the years to come,” Sheila Dalva-Hornback, "It is with great enthusiasm that I will lead our faculty and staff in the values of our curriculum that is founded on the richness of Judaic traditions and values, while inspired by the philosophies of the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy."


 "Together we will enhance our thriving community of young scholars using our Aronoff Preschool values of community, respect, kindness, compassion and tikkum olam (repairing the world) as our beacon of light. “


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