Baran Munro - Head of School
Avi Baran Munro, Ed.M., is currently enjoying her sixth year
as Head of School at Community Day School, Pittsburgh’s
K-8 Solomon Schechter Day School.
Avi spent six years as Curriculum Coordinator and Head of
Lower School at Community Day School, and ten years teaching and supervising
student-teachers at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education.
central agency for Jewish education, she was Teacher Development
Coordinator. She created and taught the Mekorot Course, a pedagogy and
practice course for teachers in Jewish education, coached individual teachers
in both day and supplementary schools, and worked with principals to implement
Avi has conducted dozens of workshops and inservice courses
for educators from preschool through high school on a wide range of topics.
Avi is a graduate of Brown
University, Harvard Graduate School of
Education, and the University of California, San
Diego. She also holds a Pennsylvania State
certification in Secondary English. In preparation for her transition to
Head of School, she attended the NAIS New Head’s Institute in the summer of
As a graduate of the very first Solomon Schechter Day School,
and as a parent of four Community Day School graduates, she is deeply committed
to high quality, Jewish education.