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Barbara Loeser 

INTERIM DIRECTOR

Barbara Loeser has been asked to serve as the Interim Director for the Becker School. Barbara was the very first director of Becker more than 30 years ago! Her educational background includes a Masters in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction. She has spent her entire adult life as an educator and Jewish communal professional. Some of you may know her as Emanu El’s cantorial soloist, singing and teaching and praying with adults and children for many years. Barbara is also a mom and a grammy. 

Judy Lazor 

Assistant director - admissions

Judy Lazor grew up in Houston and is a life-long member of Emanu El, having joined the synagogue in 1957. Judy graduated from the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Education and began working at Becker School in May of 2000. She has two boys and two precious grandchildren, Moshe and Leba. Her hobbies include baseball, movies and reading. 

Sarah Williams

assistant director - curriculum & development

Sarah is a former Becker teacher and has 15 years of experience teaching early childhood through third grade. Her passion of multi-sensory learning led her to co-create Literacy Enrichment And Play (LEAP), which she ran for seven years and has been an integral part of our Becker curriculum. Sarah has presented original workshops on play-based learning at a variety of early childhood conferences and schools. She has a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and is a trained Dyslexia Specialist. Sarah believes all children deserve the opportunity to develop at their full potential and flourish in school, their community, and life. She, her husband Adam and their three girls are members of Congregation Emanu El.

Leslie Strug 

Parenting Coordinator

Leslie Strug was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She studied psychology and education at Tulane University and art at University of Houston. She has worked at Becker in both the classroom and the office for more years than she can remember. Leslie has a passion for education, art, the Astros and, most importantly, her family.

Evon Zionts 

SUPPLY/KITCHEN MANAGER

Evon is a Native Houstonian who has been at Becker School for nearly 25 years, 15 of which were in the classroom as a teacher. You will not only see Evon in the school, however, as she is always on her feet and helping everyone she can with a smile on her face.

Evon and her husband Mark have a beautiful daughter named Megan who was recently married. Evon is also the mother to two adorable dogs. Coco is a Chihuahua and Dottie is a Chiweenie.

Marlene Finkelstein 

Becker School Receptionist

Marlene joined the Becker School family in July of 2017. She is a native Houstonian and has been happily married to her husband Mark for nearly 40 years. Together they have four beautiful daughters, and Marlene shares every moment of her spare time with her four precious grandchildren. She enjoys being a part of the warm and loving Becker community.

 

Administrative Team

Barbara Loeser

interim director
 


barbaral@emanuelhouston.org

Contact for questions regarding:
Anything!

Judy Lazor

Assistant Director-Admissions
 


judyl@emanuelhouston.org

Contact for questions regarding:
Admissions, tuition statements, additions or changes to your child's schedule, PTO

Leslie Strug

Parenting Coordinator
 


leslies@emanuelhouston.org

Contact for questions regarding:
Parenting programs, Baby Break, or to submit an article or information for the school newsletter

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