Principal of Yavneh Hebrew Academy Wins National Principal’s Award


Principal of Yavneh Hebrew Academy Wins National Principal’s Award


Rabbi Moshe Dear, principal of Yavneh Hebrew Academy for the last 15 years, is honored to have been chosen as one of six private school principals nationwide, and the only Yeshiva Principal to win the 2013 National Distinguished Principals Award from the NAESP. Rabbi Dear says he considers the award “a great honor not only for me, but, for the accomplishments of Yavneh Hebrew Academy and the fantastic teachers and staff.” He says, “It is a reflection of our cutting edge education and of our goal to produce students who not only excel both academically and in their Judaic studies, but are taught the principles needed to grow up a “mentsch”

Yavneh Hebrew Academy is a dual curriculum school, encompassing preschool through eighth grade. The students are taught Judaic studies, Hebrew language, Jewish customs and laws, as well as a rigorous curriculum of English language arts, math, science, social studies and other subjects.

Rabbi Dear is a hands-on principal, constantly walking the halls, checking into classrooms and actively involved with the students. Among the parents, he is known for running a tight ship, in an exceptionally clean and secure environment. He is outside every morning and afternoon greeting each parent and child as they arrive to school.

In his thirty years in the field of education, Rabbi Dear has won several awards. He is proud to be traveling to Washington DC to represent Yavneh Hebrew Academy at this event.


Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) serves elementary and middle school principals in the United States, Canada, and overseas. NAESP leads in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle-level principals and other education leaders in their commitment to all children.