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Trust is the foundation on which we build safe, healthy schools.

Let me work with you to strengthen your leadership teams and organizational structures. Together, we will build a cohesive, collaborative, and authentic culture where faculty and students will thrive.

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Dr. Mark Shinar

Educational Coach and Consultant 

I have over 20 years of experience as a teacher, day school administrator, and Head of School. I’d love to share that work with you.

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We can do hard things. We don’t have to do them alone.

Mark Shinar Consulting helps Heads of Schools, Principals, Associate Principals, Camp Directors and Educational Leaders identify their goals, articulate their values, and strengthen their leadership and communication skills.

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Hi, I’m Mark 

Together, we can build creative, collaborative, and cohesive teams.

Dr. Mark Shinar earned his BA from Yeshiva University with an English Literature and Theater degree. Mark also completed a Masters degree in Private School Administration from Columbia University Teachers’ College. He taught General Studies and English Literature in SAR Academy’s elementary and middle schools. In 2003, he became Head of School at Oakland Hebrew Day School in Oakland, CA, where he also earned an Ed. D in School Leadership from Mills College. Mark’s dissertation was on using fiction and narrative for educational leadership preparation. 

Mark returned to NY in 2009 to serve as the Director of General Studies at SAR High School. In 2017, he and his family moved to Israel where he was the founding principal of an independent, elementary school. Before opening Mark Shinar Consulting, Mark was the Head of School at JNF-USA’s Alexander Muss High School.

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“The retreat was a breakthrough for us. We were more open and transparent than ever before thanks to Mark’s guidance and gentle and firm reminders of what it will take for us to function as a team.”

- Nellie Harris, Associate Principal, Westchester Torah Academy


Embracing Authenticity

Through this blog, I invite you to challenge assumptions, surface truths, and talk about how we get from there to here.


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