Lecturer and Dean of Academics
Dr. Karen Gazith received her Ph.D. from McGill University in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and is currently a faculty lecturer in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology where she has taught since 1993. She also serves as the Dean of Academics at a K-11 school in Montreal, Quebec. She has also served as the coordinator of special education in an elementary and high school and as the director of education for a consortium of schools in Montreal. In addition, Dr. Gazith has taught at Hebrew College in Boston and at the University of New Brunswick.
She began her teaching career at the Feuerstein Institute in Jerusalem, where she implemented Dr. Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment program with young children and adolescents.
Dr. Gazith holds a strong belief that teachers play a critical role in the success of their students. Over the years, she has presented in Canada, the United States, England, Israel, and Australia on topics related to developing key competencies in leadership and meeting diverse needs in the classroom, assessment, and instruction.
Dr. Gazith has won numerous awards of excellence at Federation CJA in Montreal, including the Pearl Feintuch Award, the Gewurz Award for Jewish Educational Leadership, and Federation CJA awards of excellence. She was also awarded scholarships from Les Fonds pour la Formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche from the Quebec government and from the Scottish Rite Foundation for doctoral research.
Visit Dr. Gazith’s website, teachingmeanslearning.com, to learn more about her work.