Dr. Dara Lieber was born and raised in New Jersey. She went to Brandeis University for college and then decided that the fashion world was her calling. After living in NYC and working in the fashion world, she felt she needed more. She went to Columbia University for a Masters in Counseling. As the weather turned colder, Dara decided to move to Florida where her parents were relocating and husband would be finishing law school. She finished her Master’s of Science degree quickly at Barry University and got her first job as a guidance counselor at Hillel. After being there for a short period, Hebrew Academy was to be in her future. After joining the Hebrew Academy in 2002 she received her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University in Educational Leadership and Administration. Soon thereafter she became the Assistant Principal.
Rabbi Aharon Assaraf is our new High School Assistant Principal. He grew up in Miami and is a proud graduate of Hebrew Academy, where he met his wife Becky. After high school he attended Yeshivat Ner Yaakov, where he would eventually receive his Rabbinic Ordination from Rabbi Yehoshua Liff, the Rosh Yeshiva. He then went on to study at Lander College for his undergraduate degree. While teaching he would simultaneously earn his Master’s in Education through the American Jewish University.