Dr. Ronald Wachtel, Founding Director
Dr.Wachtel, the founding Director of Kav L’Noar, made aliya together with his wife in August 2002, having worked for over 30 years as a school psychologist with adolescents in both Jewish day school and public high school settings in the United States. Dr. Wachtel, who holds a PhD in Counseling Psychology, directed a Career Mentoring program for high school students for over 20 years which was recognized as an ‘exemplary educational practice’ by New York State. He also developed several courses designed to enhance student decision-making ability, which were taught as an elective in the high school curriculum. Shortly before his aliya, Dr. Wachtel served as a leading advocate for offering parenting workshops as a prerequisite for keeping their children in a given yeshiva or day school. Dr. Wachtel was voted Counselor of the Year on Long Island by the Nassau Counselor’s Association in 1983-84 and is a member in good standing in Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology and Phi Delta Kappa, the National Honor Society in Education.