Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Anne Stein, Educator Emerita

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Anne was our Director of Education for 24 years before retiring June, 2015. Under Anne’s leadership, our school became an accredited school through the Association of Reform Jewish Educators.  When the evaluators came to visit, they were very impressed with our volunteer staff and the involvement of so many parents.

During her tenure she brought family education and family involvement to the forefront of our program. She felt educating children in a vacuum was not enough so she set up a program that has been in place for several years. Each grade level had a family program as well as each department had a multi-grade family program each year. Occasionally she planned all school family programs including last year’s Yom Space program. She was also very proud of our unusually high retention rate post b'nai mitzvah.

Anne continues to be involved at Etz Chaim. She is helping Lynda Gutcheon with the transition and is always available to help her whenever she is asked. Anne will continue to help with the fifth grade Israel Mishpacha L’mishpacha program that she set up four years ago.