Mrs. Paulina Salem

Principal
“On my very first visit to Gesher Yehuda, I immediately fell in love with the warmth of the environment, the individualized yet rigorous curriculum, the dedicated staff, and of course the unbelievable children.”

I have been servicing the New York Sephardic community for 13 years. I began my teaching career at Barkai Yeshiva. For the past 11 years, I have taught both second and fourth grade at Yeshivah of Flatbush. I have also held the position of Assistant Director of Campus and served on various educational committees as well.

I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College in Political Science, where I have also completed an education program and received my initial teaching license. I received my Masters in Special Education from Brooklyn College. I am a graduate of YOU Lead, Prizmah’s signature program for Jewish day school professionals and leaders.

Gesher Yehuda is an extremely important institution in our community, and I am excited and honored to continue the great work that has been done.

According to Chairman of the Board, Mr. Jack Setton: “We look forward to Mrs. Salem joining our yeshiva and are certain that she will enhance and further strengthen our programs. She combines knowledge of our community, years of service with impeccable educational credentials. We are confident that she will promote a rigorous professional environment among our teaching staff and will provide a nurturing and meaningful educational experience for all the children who come through our doors.”

Number of years of experience in the field: 15
Number of years in Gesher: 2
Education: Brooklyn College