Honoring Zena Herod as she retires

by | May 4, 2012 | What’s Happening

Thursday, June 7, 5 pm

In June 2012, Zena Herod will retire from a 35-year career dedicated to the education of children in Tidewater.
For the last six years, Herod has served as head of school of the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater, Konikoff Center of Learning, and the Strelitz Early Childhood Center. Leading the school with great professionalism, her experience and wisdom have contributed to high teacher morale, fiscal accountability, quality education for students, and outstanding board and community relations.
“Working with Zena has been a true pleasure and honor,” says Burle Stromberg, HAT board president. “She is an amazing professional and has been successful in guiding the school to new heights in organization and academics. I am sure that the previous presidents who served with Zena will agree when I say that she made our jobs easier. I will truly miss working with this special person.”
A cocktail reception in Herod’s honor will take place at the Sandler Family Campus. Miles Leon and Jodi Klebanoff, event co-chairs, say they hope that many from the community will attend to pay tribute and show appreciation for Herod’s dedication and commitment to the Hebrew Academy and Strelitz preschool.
In addition to the reception, the Zena Herod Endowment Fund is being established so that her legacy will continue to shine for future students at the school.
To contribute to the fund, send a check to the Hebrew Academy, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 180, Va. Beach, VA 23464. A program journal honoring Herod and highlighting support of this endowment will be presented at the reception.

by Deb Segaloff