Mrs. Deborah Katz

Principal
“I look for exciting and innovative opportunities to develop a positive mindset and learning experience for every student. I tell them, ’There is no ‘can’t’.”

After majoring in Psychology and Special Education, my career started in already established mainstream and special education programs. I created the self-contained classroom approach at Yeshiva Darchei Torah. Back in 2002, I was recruited by Agudath Israel to create the Ichud Girls High School Special Education Program.

Then, in 2009, I was approached by the board of Gesher Yehuda to help start Yeshiva Prep High School. We worked closely with Yeshiva of Flatbush to create opportunities for students from multiple educational backgrounds. In 2015, I became the full-time Principal for Gesher Yehuda Yeshiva. My greatest reward is seeing former students grow into productive adults.”

Number of years of experience in the field: 30+
Number of years in Gesher: 12
Education: College of Staten Island