Board of Directors
Amy platt

Dr. Amy Platt is delighted to be the Head of School at the Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School. Amy and her husband are also proud parents of a Paul Penna DJDS graduate and current Grade 4 student. Principal Amy earned her undergraduate degree in psychology and history at McGill University.

She obtained her MA and PhD at the Institute of Child Study at University of Toronto. Amy is passionate about excellent instruction and working with teachers to be the talented professionals they are destined to be. Amy also sees her job as creating a community where faculty, students, and families feel a deep sense of belonging that lasts long after their days as professionals, students, parents, and grandparents ends.

When Amy is not at work she can be found on long-distance bike rides, pondering the larger issues facing education.