Mar 10, 2005 — Rabbi Mark Gottlieb has been appointed head of school of the Yeshiva University High School for Boys, announced YU President Richard M. Joel.
“Rabbi Gottlieb is an outstanding role model with a deep understanding of the culture and values that are at the core of our mission,” said President Joel. “He will also serve as Advisor to the Vice President of University Life on Educational Continuity. These new positions will help support a vibrant relationship between the high school and the larger university community.”
With more than 14 years of senior-level experience in higher and secondary education, Rabbi Gottlieb’s appointment is an indication of MSTA’s firm commitment to the principles of Torah Umadda (the synthesis of general and Jewish learning).
“I think (YUHS for Boys) can be a paradigm school for centrist Orthodoxy,” said Rabbi Gottlieb, “just as YU is the university flagship for modern Orthodoxy.”
Most recently, he was principal of the middle and upper schools at Maimonides School in Brookline, MA. He is currently a PhD candidate in philosophy at the University of Chicago where he earned his master’s in philosophy. He has published and presented papers on both secular and Jewish topics around the country.
A renowned talmid chacham (scholar of Jewish studies), Rabbi Gottlieb was ordained at YU’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and is an alumnus of the high school and Yeshiva College.