After transitioning from the world of corporate litigation to Special Education, Yosefah Berkowitz, a Duke Law School graduate, has been pursuing her dream of transforming the world of Jewish Education.
She is passionate about the need to prepare students for the 21st Century global economy and is an ardent proponent of Project Based Learning, which fosters children’s inherent creativity, while connecting their classroom instruction to real world experiences.
Yosefah earned a Master of Science degree in Varying Exceptionalities at FIU and went on to create and implement numerous programs to enhance the educational experience of students with learning differences. Moreover, she has worked tirelessly, over the last twenty years, to improve the quality of education for all Jewish children throughout the South Florida area. She has been a teacher, special educator, mentor, curriculum coordinator, principal and student advocate. She embraces a “student centered” philosophy and believes that children have a natural inquisitiveness, that if fostered, will lead to a lifetime love for learning.