Kalmen M. Rosenbaum
Torah Day School of Atlanta
Council for American Private Education
Atlanta, Georgia

Kalmen M. RosenbaumRabbi Kalmen Rosenbaum’s first year as a principal was 1969. Over his 40-year career in school leadership, he has headed five Jewish schools in five states. He arrived at Torah Day School of Atlanta in 1994. The K-8 school serves 326 students. Rosenbaum’s accomplishments include leading the school through the process that resulted in its receiving dual accreditation in 2006 from the South Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. “The committee particularly noted our dedication to meeting the needs of individual students, the emphasis on character development, the enthusiasm of all constituents, and the high quality of the facility and the media center,” says Rosenbaum. Praise for the school’s commitment to high standards enhanced its stature in the community. High student achievement also earned the site national honors. In 2008, it received recognition as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. In a previous principalship, Rosenbaum turned around a struggling school in Richmond, Virginia, by raising the rigor of its general-studies curriculum. With his guidance, it became one of Richmond’s first private schools to take advantage of math and science enrichment offered by an innovation center. Improvements under Rosenbaum enabled the school to increase student enrollment and donations. Rosenbaum earned undergraduate degrees from Joseph Shapiro Institute and Ner Israel Rabbinical College in Maryland and an M.Ed. from Loyola College in Maryland.