Leading for Learning

The Mandel Teacher Educator Institute (MTEI) graduates are transforming Jewish teaching and learning by engaging their teachers in substantive professional development.

MTEI is a powerful two-year journey of discovery for leaders in Jewish education. Our premise: teachers make the magic of Jewish learning happen for students – so teachers need enriching, ongoing, deep learning, too, both in Jewish studies and in the art of teaching.

MTEI gives educational leaders the tools they need to become extraordinary teachers of teachers. MTEI helps educational leaders transform their schools into places where the teachers learn together in community over their whole careers, building cultures where both Jewish content and understanding of teaching and learning are at the core.

Connecting with a remarkable faculty and colleagues from around North America, MTEI participants experience in action the eight principles that guide our work.

Learning to be an intentional leader
Be inspired to go bigger

Applications for Cohort 10 Open in Summer 2020

“When we created MTEI, we dreamed of shaping the field of Jewish education by improving the quality of teaching and learning in Jewish spaces across the country. What has happened has exceeded our dreams. We have created an international network of educational leaders who have transformed themselves into teachers of teachers, thereby transforming children’s learning, teachers’ learning, and conceptions of what is possible. Working with MTEI participants and faculty has been a great blessing for me.”

Gail Dorph Founding Director, Mandel Teacher Educator Institute