Orna has worked in the field of Jewish education for 21 years, and received Hebrew College’s prize for Outstanding Achievement in Jewish Education. Before joining Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, she was the Director of Admission at JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, where she worked to connect prospective families to the vision of the school. Orna has extensive teaching experience, including everything from middle school humanities and Mishnah to high school courses on the History of Israel and hip-hop dancing.
Orna earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Wesleyan University, studied at Nishmat in Israel, and is currently pursuing a Master degree in Jewish Education as a Legacy Heritage Fellow at Hebrew College. She lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband and four children.