Kids Understanding and Learning At Mount Zion
MISSION STATEMENT: “Kulam” means “everybody” in Hebrew. It is Mount Zion’s belief that all children should benefit from a quality Jewish education, inclusive of their individual abilities. It is our responsibility as a Religious/Hebrew school to include all children by making a philosophical commitment to creating an environment that nurtures all children in the development of their Jewish faith through appropriate modifications in their Jewish education.
PROGRAM LEADERSHIP: Sue Summit and Stuart Bloom work together to ensure that the needs of all our Mount Zion students are met. Together they plan and prepare accommodations and modifications as needed for each student. Stuart trains our advocates and oversees the advocates during school. Sue hires our advocates, serves as the parent/guardian liaison and coordinates advocacy with classroom teachers and youth group advisors. Please contact us to let us know how we can meet the needs of your child!
Stuart has worked as an advocate in Mount Zion’s K.U.L.A.M. program since 2009. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and his Masters of Special Education from the University of Minnesota. Stuart has Minnesota K-12 Special Education licensure. He has worked as a Special Education Teacher & Case Manager for many years, most recently at Sojourner Truth Academy in Minneapolis. Stuart has also worked as an Inclusion Facilitator at the St. Paul JCC, Beth Jacob Synagogue and West Metro Learning Center.
Sue has been a Jewish Educator since 1995 (school director, classroom teacher, family educator, curriculum developer, program facilitator and individual education specialist). In 2009, she received the Grinspoon-Steinhart Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Sue received her undergraduate degree from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, and then went on to study Early Childhood Education at Becker College in Worcester, MA. Sue earned her degree in Jewish Special Education from Hebrew College in Newton, MA.