Jennifer Shecter-BalinDirector of Admissions & Communications
Affectionately known as “Jenn” by most, Ms. Shecter-Balin is responsible for developing and executing the school’s communications strategies, including stakeholder engagement and support to the community. She is the primary liaison for the Parent Action Chavurah (PAC) co-chairs and manages all of VTT’s communications media and vehicles, including the weekly Hadashot e-newsletter. She also helps to develop a number of educational and programming initiatives. As the Director of Admissions, Jenn meets with prospective new families to acquaint them with the benefits of a VTT education, and works with members of the academic leadership team to ensure that individualized programs meet the needs of our diverse community of learners.
A product of Jewish day school education in Montreal (primary and secondary), Jenn continued her Jewish learning at Hebrew University of Jerusalem immediately after graduating from high school. She has lived, worked and studied in Toronto, Japan, France, Chicago, Boston and Nepal. A graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Ms. Shecter-Balin also holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario. All three of Jenn’s children either attend or have graduated from VTT.
Jenn estimates she has shot more than 500,000 photos of students and school events since joining VTT in 2004. She is dedicated to capturing every precious moment of a VTT education.