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Politz Principal Recognized by State Council on Private Education

May 8, 2014 By:
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Besie Katz is congratulated on her major honor by state Rep. John P. Sabatina, Jr. (left) and Rabbi Eliezer Katz.

Besie Katz, the founder and longtime principal of Politz Hebrew Academy, has been chosen Primary School Administrator of the Year, an honor accorded by the PA CAPE — the Council on American Private Education — at its first Teacher and Administrator of the Year awards event, held in Harrisburg.

Politz principal for 32 years, Katz was cited for demonstrating unparalleled qualities as an educator for grades 1 to 8. She has overseen a boom in the Orthodox day school in Philadelphia, growing from 30 students to 360 now.

A graduate of Temple University with a master's in special education from Johns Hopkins University, Katz also penned Dear Parents and Friends, a book culled from school newsletters.

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