Mandi Warner Youth & Family Director
This is Mandi’s seventh school year as the Director of Early Childhood Education at Beth El. She began her career in early childhood education back in 2003 when she graduated with her undergrad in Elementary Education and a minor in Social Studies from Fredonia State University. Mandi worked at a Preschool in Victor, and then moved on to the JCC of Greater Rochester when she received her Masters’ Degree in Literacy Education (birth-6th grade certification). Mandi fell in love with teaching early childhood Jewish Education while at the JCC, she realized that that was her passion. While she was there, back in 2011, Mandi had her son, Brayden. When Brayden went to kindergarten, and after ten years there, Mandi realized that she wanted to do more with her career. Temple Beth El has been the absolute perfect fit. Keshet is by far the warmest preschool Mandi could have ever imagined. She has always believed that children learn best when they feel good about themselves, and she bring that philosophy to Keshet every day.
Lori Donnelly Youth & Family Assistant Director
Lori Donnelly is a lifelong resident of Rochester. She attended St. John Fisher College for her undergraduate work, and then earned a Master’s degree from Nazareth College in Elementary and Special Education. Lori has two amazing daughters, ages 18 and 23, who are the light of her life! She has loved being in the early education field for the last 13 years, both as a Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten educator.