Press Release: Teach NJ Hires New Executive Director

For Immediate Release:

Teach NJ Hires New Executive Director
Katie Schlussel Katz brings track record of success in nonprofit management to new role

New York, NY (February 5, 2020) — Teach NJ, a project of the Orthodox Union that champions equitable funding for nonpublic schools in New Jersey and a division of Teach Coalition, has named Katie Schlussel Katz as its new executive director.

“Katie joins us with tremendous experience in development and with an unparalleled passion for the work we do to secure our fair share of funding to nonpublic schools,” said Daniel Mitzner, Teach Coalition’s director of state political affairs and Katz’s direct supervisor. “She brings a specific skill set and an understanding of the Jewish day school community in New Jersey that will set our team up for success for many years to come.”

As Teach NJ’s executive director, Katz will oversee Teach NJ’s annual campaign, community engagement and mobilization efforts across the state. She joins Teach NJ from the Englewood Health Foundation where, as a major gifts officer, she managed a portfolio of major donors and cultivated philanthropic partnerships between donors, physicians, and Englewood Health.

Prior to her time at Englewood Health, Katz worked at The New Jewish Home in Manhattan as associate director of capital campaigns and led their $150 million capital campaign.

“It is a great privilege to join the Teach NJ team,” Katz said. “Teach NJ has made tremendous progress over the last few years and its work is essential to the sustainability of our schools. I am deeply excited to build on that progress with my colleagues. The potential for future wins for our communities is just tremendous.”

A third-generation New Jersey resident and Jewish day school alumna, Katz holds an MBA from Brandeis University in nonprofit management as well as a master’s degree in Jewish professional leadership. She lives in Teaneck with her husband Ezra and their two children.

Teach Coalition is a project of the Orthodox Union that champions equitable government funding for nonpublic schools.