Leadership and Faculty

The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring that the mission of the school is fulfilled through the hiring of and partnership with the Head of School. The Board sets long term strategic planning for capital and financial needs. Annual budgets, fundraising programs, tuition assistance policies, and governance issues are under the oversight of the Board with the parternship of school professionals.



Aryeh Fischer, President

Michele Askenazi, Secretary
Marc Avner, VP of Development
Ilan Caplan, VP of Finance 

Joe Clayman

Paul Dauber

Sarah Drexler

Dr. Steve Feldman

Rabbi Michoel Fleischmann
Steven Hill

Kathy Kaufman

Cheryl Miller, Past President
Adrienne Narrowe

Hirsch Neustein

Joel Sisk



Mrs. Lisa Stroll  Ext: 111
Principal, K-12
Teaching since: 1997
At DAT since: 2016
Education: Mrs. Stroll holds a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration, and participated in both the Harvard Graduate School of Education Principal’s Center program and YU Lead, a leadership development program through Yeshiva University.

Mrs. Stroll  has over fifteen years of teaching experience in Middle School, and most recently served as an Assistant Principal at Torah Day School of Atlanta. Lisa’s professional nature, dedication to building student community and culture, and love of education are part of what make her an exciting addition to the DAT faculty. Lisa and her husband, Lawrence Stroll, moved to Denver in 2017. Their older sons both live in Israel and their younger daughters are currently enrolled at DAT. 


Amy Berkowitz Caplan, MSW, MAJCS Ext: 117
Director of Operations and Admissions
Working with Jewish Nonprofits since: 1997
At DAT since: 2008
Education: Master of Social Work, University of Southern California, Master of Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's School of Jewish Nonprofit Management.  

What I love about working at DAT: I love having the opportunity to build our school community!  We have a tremendous school both academically and Judaically. We have happy, confident students who are nurtured by their teachers and classmates. It is such a pleasure to welcome new students and families to our DAT community. My husband, Ilan, and I are thrilled to have our three children attend Denver Academy of Torah.


Emily R. Dauber Ext: 138
Director of Development
At DAT since: 2017
Education: Mrs. Dauber holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and Business  from Skidmore College 

Emily  and her family moved in August of 2017 from Englewood, NJ to Denver.  Prior to coming to DAT, Emily worked for Yeshivat Har Etzion (Gush) and Chabad of Bedford both in marketing and development roles.  And, prior to that in sales and marketing at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).   Emily's work is representative of the love she has for the school - a modern orthodox, Torah observant, Zionistic institution.  She loves coming to work everyday, seeing all the children and working on enhancing the school brand and making sure the school stands out in the community.  Emily's 4 children are all enrolled at Denver Academy of Torah

Linda Hamo Ext: 100
Office Manager, Art Teacher and School Nurse (K-8) 
At DAT since: 2006
Education: Nursing Assistant Diploma from Emily Griffith Technical College,  BA in History and Judaic Studies from Smith College and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

What I love about working at DAT: I love the opportunity to learn from and to work with students from kindergarten through 8th grade.


Marcia Chaimovitz Ext: 300
Administrative Assistant, K-12
At DAT since: 2015
Check back soon for more about Marcia Chaimovitz. 


Charlene Engleberg Ext: 119
Business and Development Assistant, K-12
At DAT since: 2015
Education: BA in Psychology

What I love about working at DAT:  I love the warm, sincere and respectful treatment that the staff shows to me and to each other.  Everyone is willing to pitch in and help in any situation when needed, even if it is out of their field of expertise.



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