Mazel Tov, Quelise!

APJCC Preschool Teacher is awarded the Diller Award Honoring Early Childhood Education

On March 23, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund announced four recipients of the Diller Educator Awards. Among the is APJCC Preschool‘s  own Quelise Schroeder for the Diller Award honoring Early Childhood Education.

Meet Quelise Schroeder, Master Teacher at APJCC Preschool at Jewish Silicon Valley, Los Gatos

Quelise has been a Jewish educator at APJCC Preschool for 19 years. 

Quelise goes “out of her way to support each young learner, gaining insight into their specific interests. She finds ways to elevate their confidence, independence, and uniqueness.” Quelise is known for bringing her creativity into the classroom. She has “created and performed puppet shows with Judaic content for the entire school community,” said her nominator.

Quelise played an instrumental role in shaping and designing the Master Teacher program at APJCC. In which she enriches educators through mentorship and professional development workshops.

We are beyond fortunate to have such an amazing educator be a part of our APJCC Los Gatos  community. Thanks to her tireless efforts, our community has become a better place to learn, grow, and thrive.

Join us in wishing Quelise a well-deserved Mazel Tov!

Since the launch of the award program in 2001, the Federation has honored over 100 Jewish educators and awarded over $1 million to educators at Bay Area Jewish institutions. The Federation administers the awards in partnership with the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation.