Patrick Crowley, Dean of Students

Patrick Crowley Dean of Students.jpgPatrick Crowley has been the Dean of Students at the Hebrew Academy since 2017. He is passionate about supporting a community that provides all of its members with opportunities for personal and intellectual growth. He believes that all great schools are rooted in strong communities.

Mr. Crowley received his BA in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. Concurrently he completed the Barnard Education Program. He also earned a Masters Degree in Sociology from Brooklyn College. After five years of teaching he was accepted into the SAM program, which allowed him to earn a Masters Degree in School Leadership from Baruch College and a School Leader Certification while apprenticing under the Deputy Chancellor of New York City Public Schools.

Mr. Crowley has a diverse range of teaching and administrative experience. He worked in a Brooklyn public high school for ten years as a teacher, a curriculum designer, and a teacher trainer. He worked as the Dean of Academics at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University CTY summer program. He served as the Lead Education Coordinator in a school for at-risk youth in Portland, Oregon. Before moving to California he was a Clerk, teacher, and coach at a Quaker school in rural Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Crowley was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and still closely follows all Philadelphia sports teams. He lived and worked in New York City for 15 years. His family is happy working and playing in Southern California.