The ECEC staff brings an average of 15 years of preschool experience to the classroom. We continue to learn and are involved in several national organizations, including: JECELI, JECELI Fellowship, The Matan Institute, Paradigm Project, URJ-ECE, and The Institute for Multi-Sensory Education, so that we are able to remain on top of best practices for preschoolers.
Susan Cosden, RJE
Director of Congregational Learning
Susan Cosden is the Director of Education at Temple Beth Tikvah in Roswell, GA. In this position she works to provide exciting and content-rich educational opportunities for students from infants through adulthood. She is particularly interested in helping each person and each family find meaning and purpose on their Jewish journey. As each person’s journey is in relation to others, Susan strives to deepen each person’s relationships with themselves, with their family, with their friends, with our congregation, with Amcha (the Jewish people), with the larger world, with Israel, with Jewish texts and traditions, and with God/Higher Power/Nature. To learn more about her passion regarding finding wonder, awe, and radical amazement in the world please visit her website www.wowandawe.com
Susan holds a Masters in Jewish Education from the Rhea Hirsch School of Education at Hebrew Union College in Los Angeles, CA. She completed her undergraduate studies in Asian Studies at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, PA. She earned her California Clear Teaching Credential in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Chapman University. In 1997 she received the title of Reform Jewish Educator.
Susan is the mother of two fantastic human beings. She loves to spend time snuggling with Piper, her dog; birding; being in nature; taking photos; and blogging!
Ms. Robyn - Music
Ms. Robyn has been bringing her guitar and music to the ECEC for 11 years! The children always love dancing, singing and moving to the groove of Ms. Robyn's class! Whether they are dancing with scarves, banging on drums, shaking tambourines or learning a new song, the children are accomplishing so much. Ms. Robyn enjoys spending her time playing music and being with her husband and two children.