Shira Heller is a dynamic educator with an ability to build relationships with and among a variety of audiences. Her ability to connect all learners to new ideas, resources, and each other makes Shira a sought-after teacher, mentor, and coach.
Before joining Manhattan Day School, Shira worked in diverse educational settings. She was the Director of Teaching and Learning at Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools, the Assistant Director for Professional Development at YU School Partnership, served as a classroom teacher, a campus Jewish educator at Boston University, and an adult educator at the Manhattan Jewish Experience.
Shira received her BA from Boston University, has done graduate work in Teaching English at Florida Atlantic University, and earned her MSW from Yeshiva University Wurzweiler School of Social Work.
Shira lives in Teaneck with her husband, Rabbi Avi Heller, and their three children Nadav, Rinat, and Uriel, all of whom attended Manhattan Day School.