National Jewish Tween Educators and Engagement Professionals Network (5th-8th)

Facilitator: Erica Hruby
Format: Virtual
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About this Network:

This is a national network for professionals who have portfolios/roles/titles similar Middle School Educators (non-day school) and Middle School Engagement Professionals. The goal of this network is to connect with role-alike professionals with whom to have conversations about the field, share programmatic and curricular resources, provide support, guidance, and mentorship, discuss challenges, and more. This network will meet online via Zoom on the following Thursdays this spring – 2/2, 3/30, & 5/11 from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm EST. In addition to the live meet-ups, there will be a designated online space where youth professionals will be encouraged to share ideas, ask questions and get feedback, collaborate, kvetch/kvell, and more.

Additional Information:

This is a brand-new network created for youth professionals working with teens in 8th-12th grade in all Jewish organizational institutions that categorize themselves as engagement in nature.

About the Facilitator:

Erica Hruby
Erica Hruby

Erica Hruby is a Jewish educator with over 28-years of teaching, curriculum writing, and professional development experience in Jewish community, academic, and residential environments. Erica is the founding Executive Director of JTEEN (Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Network), powered by The Jewish Education Project, the national network of Jewish teen professionals. She is also the founder of Anchored Parenting, LLC where she serves as an educator and coach for tw/eens, parents, and grandparents. Erica has an M.A. from Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Psychology with a focus on children and adolescents. She lives in Clearwater, Florida with her high school sweetheart with whom she shares two daughters.

2/2/23, 3/30/23, 5/11/23, all 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Erica Hruby
New members
Target audience
Associate / Assistant Director
Director / Principal / Head of School
Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Geographic regions
Area of work
After School and Beyond
Educator Training
Family Engagement
Teen Engagement