Shirley Schlanger of Philadelphia; Eva and Howard Jakob of Park Ridge, N.J.; and Laura and Sheldon Flatow of Fresh Meadows, N.Y., announce the engagement of their children, Dr. Jody Ruth Jakob and Dr. Dean Jerry Schlanger.

    Jody graduated from Hofstra University having earned an undergraduate degree and a doctorate in school and community psychology, as well as a master's degree from St. John's University. She is a school psychologist in the Commack School District in Long Island, N.Y.

    Dean earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management and a Master of Science degree in counseling from Hofstra University. He also holds a master's degree and a doctorate in educational administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. Dean is the principal of Hauppauge High School on Long Island, as well as an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Stony Brook.

    Dean is the son of the late Leonard Schlanger. Jody is the granddaughter of Ray Jakob and the late Saul Jakob, and Hyman and Esther Advocat.

    The couple, who will live in Port Jefferson, N.Y., is planning an early summer wedding in 2006.