Administrative Staff

Chana Shagalow

Executive Director

Bringing 34 years of experience in education, Chana has served as the Program Director of Sha’arim since its founding in 1999. Chana spent her earlier years serving as a classroom teacher and went on to achieve a Master’s in Educational Leadership from St. Thomas University. In addition to her educational expertise, Chana brings her life experience as the parent and sibling of an individual with special needs. Chana also acts as an advocate and consultant for parents receiving diagnosis for their children. As its fearless leader, Chana lives and breathes the mission of Sha’arim.

Layah Shagalow

Associate Director

As a Social Worker turned Human Centered Designer devoted to the mission of Inclusion and Accessibility, Layah brings a multitude of skills to Sha’arim as our Associate Director. 


Chad Silverman


Maggie Dries

Program & Events Coordinator, Instructor - Chabad Hebrew School

Shira Yardley

Vocational Training Coordinator

Rebecca Lundquist

Administrative & Marketing Assistant

Chani Haller

Instructor - Bet Shalom

Simone Mishulovin

Instructor - Temple Israel

Brochi Spar

Instructor - Talmud Torah

Rivka Engelson

Instructor - Talmud Torah

Chasya Introlegator

Instructor - Talmud Torah