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Tara Ekelman

Tara Ekelman is our admissions director and school administrator. She began working at the JCC in 2000 and has been part of the team since the school opened its doors for the very first time back in September of 2001.

Tara was born, raised, and currently lives on Long Island with her family. She is a graduate of the State University of New York–College at Geneseo with a bachelor's of arts degree in sociology and Spanish. Tara has a wide range of responsibilities at the nursery school. In addition to overseeing the admissions process in its entirety, she manages many of the financial and operational aspects of the school. Tara is also part of the school’s Leadership Team.

She says, “Our school is warm, inclusive, and dynamic. I feel honored and privileged to work with our amazing staff and partner with our families each day. My favorite part is getting to know the parents and students from their very first introduction to our school community. It is so wonderful to be able to reflect back on how it has grown through the years into the magical place that it is today!”