Meet the Brawerman Elementary School Team

Head of School

Brandon Cohen began his role as Brawerman Elementary School’s Head of School in 2016. A California native, he, like many of Brawerman’s alumni, attended Harvard-Westlake School, eventually moving on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After a brief stint as an airline pilot, Brandon’s passion for educational leadership led him to pursue his graduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles from the Principal Leadership Institute. His dedication and passion for educating children led him to serve as a teacher and school administrator for 19 years, including principal of the highly regarded Los Angeles Unified School District Downtown Magnets High School.

Leadership: West

Naomi Reem

Naomi Reem

Executive Director of Education
Brandon Cohen

Brandon Cohen

Head of School
Nadine Zysman

Nadine Zysman

Assistant Head of School & Principal
Elissa Ben-Naim

Elissa Ben-Naim

Director of Jewish Life & Learning
Jennifer Palmer

Jennifer Palmer

Assistant Principal at Brawerman Elementary School
Andrea Weinstein

Andrea Weinstein

Assistant Principal at Brawerman Elementary School
Michelle Handzo

Michelle Handzo

Student Support at Brawerman Elementary School
Lindy Goldberg

Lindy Goldberg

Director of Admissions at Brawerman Elementary School
Noa Grant

Noa Grant

Director of Communications
Rebecca Spain

Rebecca Spain

Director of Advancement, Brawerman Elementary
Erin Jacobs

Erin Jacobs

Director of Operations at Brawerman Elementary School
Jayme Zahavi

Jayme Zahavi

Associate Director of Advancement
Gilad Weisner

Gilad Weisner

Director of Special Programming
Oriana Horowitz

Oriana Horowitz

Chief of Staff at Brawerman Elementary School

Faculty & Staff

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Lida Abramov

Hebrew Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Ada Arita

Administrative Assistant at Brawerman Elementary School

Lindsay Astor-Grant

Occupational Therapist

Miri Avraham

Hebrew Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Jeny Bannon

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Sam Bannon

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Elissa Ben-Naim

Director of Jewish Life & Learning

Fiona Breslin

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Amy Buelow

Math Specialist at Brawerman Elementary School

Hillary Chesler

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Adrienne Coffield

Director of Innovation and Technology

Brandon Cohen

Head of School

Lily Danziger

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Dina Dvir

Hebrew Associate Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Courtney Edson

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Rozita Farahdel

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Alexandra Fishman

Science Specialist at Brawerman Elementary School

Naomi Folta

Art Assistant at Brawerman Elementary School

Haley Ginsberg

Teacher at Brawerman Elementary School

Lindy Goldberg

Director of Admissions at Brawerman Elementary School

Noa Grant

Director of Communications
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We provide an unparalleled educational experience rooted in Jewish values – inspiring innovative thinking, empowering responsible leadership, and honoring individuality within a nurturing community.

About Us

Brawerman West is an intimate environment with small class sizes where teachers get to know and truly care about the children. Students flourish in the loving, supportive community that is a hallmark of our school.

We are a tight-knit community with a high level of collaboration among the faculty and an active parent body, committed to learning and using innovative pedagogy.