New Albany News

Educational trainer to speak March 27 at Jewish day school


The Columbus Jewish Day School will host educational trainer and consultant Ann Anzalone to speak to the community at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27, at the school building, 150 E. Dublin-Granville Road.

Her presentation will teach parents to understand how their children learn and ways to "empower children to learn, focus, complete homework and increase their attention span," according to school officials.

"I think the fact is that CJDS always is looking for ways to enhance and engage and really elevate the learning process, not just for our students, but for our faculty," said Rachel Hillman, marketing director for the Columbus Jewish Day School.

Anzalone has taught special needs classes for middle school students and currently teaches at Wright State University, according to her website.

Hillman said the Columbus Jewish Day School provides community speakers once a year.

Anzalone's presentation is free, but those who want to attend are encouraged to reserve a seat by emailing Kathy McGee at

Hillman said the presentation will be held in the school building's gymnasium, which can seat 200.

"We can see as research becomes more available and things are moving so quickly, that we have to be adaptive as parents and educators and work hard to stay on top of trends and new ways of doing things and we just want to share that with the community," Hillman said.

The Columbus Jewish Day School has 100 students in kindergarten to sixth grade from all over central Ohio, including New Albany, Bexley, Clintonville, Dublin, Grove City and Powell.