Dr. Scott Goldberg:
Dr. Scott Goldberg the founder and author of MaDYK is an internationally renowned educator and consultant who specializes in multilingual literacy development and assessment.
Scott holds a Ph.D in Applied Psychology from New York University as well as an M.S.Ed. in Special Education from Bank Street College in New York. Scott also holds a B.A in Jewish Studies from the University of Chicago. Scott’s diverse academic background has enabled him to develop and produce the MaDYK program, currently used by numerous schools worldwide. The program is designed to assist teachers to assess and monitor early Hebrew literacy enabling them to design a curriculum that benefits all pupils.
Scott, is currently a tenured professor at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. He is also the chairman of the Koren Publishers Educational Editorial Board. Most recently, Scott and his team developed the Koren Children’s prayer book, the Koren Youth prayer book and the Koren Ani Tefila Weekday prayer book used by thousands around the world.
From 2013-2016 Scott was Vice Provost of Yeshiva University (YU). In partnership with the university’s Provost (Chief Academic Officer) Scott led and managed the academic enterprise of YU, including all undergraduate and graduate programs and schools. He was the inaugural director of the YU School Partnership (YUSP), the arm of the university that he envisioned advancement in the field of Jewish education through partnership with educators, lay leaders, and schools.
Scott’s academic and professional career has provided the ideal scaffolding for the design and construction of the MaDYK program. Scott’s constant involvement in education has enabled him to recognize the acute need for a tool that would allow educators to assess and monitor Hebrew Literacy Development
Kyle is a third-year social psychology doctoral student. His research interests focus on social cognition, intergroup relations, and utilizing social influence to enact positive social change.
Kyle is primarily interested in growing alongside MaDyk, adapting statistical and methodological approaches to fit our data-related needs.
Eliana Asserson originally from London but currently living in Tel Aviv Israel, is an honor student of Shalem College, where she studied Liberal Arts and Middle Eastern Studies.
As project manager Eliana has managed many projects including managing and organizing international conferences for Israel’s largest International law firm ALO. She also worked for Israel’s largest advertising company Adler Chomski where she operated in the international department. Eliana was also Emunah Jerusalem’s project manager where among other things she helped run the first ever women’s crowd funding event which raised over a quarter of a million shekels in 24 hours.
Since joining the MaDYK team Eliana has been dedicated to improving and broadening the MaDYK project, making sure its users receive the full benefit of the program.