Susie Shavelson, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Early Childhood

Susie brings 40 years of early childhood education experience with 32 of those years being at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC. She has grown our infant and toddler program by a whole class, and has added many new and innovative Baby and Me Classes, such as Pre Natal Yoga, Baby and Me Barre-esque, Baby and Me Yoga, and more!

Prior to becoming Associate Director, she held various positions including music teacher, coordinator of the toddler intergenerational program at the Dubin House, parenting place program, infant toddler program supervisor and Assistant Director at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC. Shavelson was awarded the JCC Amy Smith Memorial Award in 2007 for her excellence in Jewish programming, and is a recipient of the 2016 Educator Awards presented by the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey’s Department of Jewish Education.

Susie holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Lehman College in New York.  She is a Cherry Hill native where she resides with her husband of 40 years. She has two grown children who were both very active in the Katz JCC programs throughout their younger years.