Leadership & Faculty

Carol Bovill

Director, WBTECC

Carol Bovill has been the Director of Wilshire Boulevard Temple's Early Childhood Centers since 2002. A leading professional in the field of Jewish Early Childhood Education since 1980, Carol holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education as well as a Bachelor’s Degree (also in Early Childhood Education), both from California State University, Northridge. She is a past president of the Early Childhood Directors’ Network of the Builders of Jewish Education (BJE).

Prior to her Wilshire Boulevard Temple tenure, as Assistant Executive Director at the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Los Angeles, Carol developed curriculum, hired administrators, and oversaw the early childhood programs at seven local JCCs. Before becoming the founding director of the Conejo Valley JCC for Early Childhood and Family Education, Carol was the assistant director at Valley Beth Shalom preschool. Early in her career, as a nursery school teacher, she also facilitated parenting classes.

Carol and her husband of 40 years, Dan, live in Century City and enjoy power walking, traveling, reading, and entertaining friends and family. Their children, Melissa and Jeremy live in Los Angeles. Carol is the proud grandma of Aiden, Zachary and Blake who are currently enrolled at our very own Early Childhood Centers and Brawerman Elementary.

Floryn Rosenberg

Site Director, Erika J. Glazer Early Childhood Center

Floryn Rosenberg is the Site Director at the Erika J. Glazer Early Childhood Center. She was previously the Assistant Director at the Mann Family Early Childhood Center in 2015. She has been a part of the teaching staff at Wilshire Boulevard Temple for the past five years, and has been in the Early Childhood field for seven years. Floryn holds a Bachelor's Degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master's Degree in Media and Communications Psychology from Touro University. During her free time, Floryn enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Daniel, and her two sons, Jacob and Benjamin. 

Lindsey Flam

Assistant Director, Mann Family Early Childhood Center

Lindsey Flam has been the Assistant Director at the Mann Family Early Childhood Center since 2016. She began her work in early childhood as a teacher here in 2009 and served as a Curriculum Coordinator at both Glazer and Mann Family Centers. Lindsey has a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education from California State University, Northridge and a Bachelors in Communication from the University of Southern California. Lindsey spends her free time with her husband Justin and son Spencer. Together, they enjoy traveling and experiencing various types of cuisine.

April Schafer

Site Director, University Campus Early Childhood Center

April Schafer has been the Site Director at the University Campus since 2014. She will celebrate her fifteenth year as a Director of Early Childhood Education this upcoming school year. April holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Ecology from Michigan State University. She is a Vice President on the Board of the Early Childhood Educators of Reform Judaism (ECE-RJ) as well as a member of the leadership team of the Early Childhood Directors’ Network of the Builders of Jewish Education (BJE).

Prior to her work at University, April was the Director of a local private preschool group based out of Chicago and Los Angeles. April opened three thriving, individual sites and created the parent and me program for the organization before finding her home at University.

April is originally from Grosse Pointe, Michigan and now lives in Culver City. She enjoys cooking, gardening, sporting events, theater, concerts, visiting new restaurants and spending quality time with family and friends. 

Stefanie Hagen

Assistant Director, Erika J. Glazer Early Childhood Center

Stefanie has been Assistant Site Director at the Erika J. Glazer Early Childhood Center since Fall of 2018. Stefanie began her career in early childhood education at the Mann Family Early Childhood Center, where she taught for six years, before moving to the Bay Area, where she continued her teaching carrier for another four years. Stefanie is excited to be back in her hometown and a part of the WBTECC Administrative Team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, cooking and spending times with friends and family, especially with her beloved golden retriever, Levi.

Taylor Wolf

Assistant Director, Mann Family Early Childhood Center

Taylor Wolf has been a part of the Wilshire community for the past two years. In 2020, she started her new role as the Assistant Director of the Mann Family Early Childhood Center. Taylor received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Jewish Studies from Tulane University. She is currently working towards receiving her Masters in Early Childhood Education from American Jewish University. Taylor previously taught Elementary School in both Louisiana and Missouri. She began her career in Early Childhood Education four years ago when she moved back to Los Angeles and has loved every minute! In her free time, Taylor enjoys hiking, going to the beach, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Felisa Felsenthal


Felisa has been a part of the Early Childhood Centers since November of 2005. She is a certified paralegal and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from UCLA. Felisa has three children, Michael, Deena and Amira and one son-in-law Jonathan. Felisa is active in the Jewish community and enjoys spending time with her family.

Laurie Brown

Operations Manager, Mann Family Early Childhood Center

Laurie has been the Operations Manager of Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s Mann Family Early Childhood Center since early 2015.  She has an extensive background in technology; working in web design, video editing and computer animation. Laurie is currently pursuing her Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Laurie has previously instructed young children in T-ball and basketball as an after-school enrichment. As a native of Northwest Indiana, Laurie is a diehard Chicago Sports Fan.  In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and playing recreational and tournament level softball with her husband Ward.

Erin Weiser

Operations Manager, Erika J. Glazer Early Childhood Center

Erin was born and raised in Los Angeles (grew up in Sherman Oaks).  She left LA for a short period of time to attend school at the University of Denver.  After graduating and spending a few additional years in Denver she moved back to LA where she has now been for some time and recently settling in Tarzana with her husband Kevin, daughter Ella and their dog Cassie.  Erin's background is working within nonprofits, specifically synagogues and schools. 


All of our highly qualified teachers at the Early Childhood Center have bachelor’s degrees, with many of them earning master’s degrees in Early Childhood Development and Education. Our creative and committed staff is trained in cutting-edge curricula and teaching techniques, and participate in continuing education programs including workshops conducted by the Director, and monthly "Lunch & Learn" sessions with our rabbis. Teachers and Administrative Staff also receive annual basic first aid, CPR training, and certification.