Meet Our Counselors
Meet Our Counselors
At Fuchs Mizrachi School, it is our goal to develop the whole child – academically, socially, and emotionally. An integral part of this is to look at every child holistically and to provide services and supports to strengthen areas that need assistance, as well as enhance overall wellbeing for our students. We, the school counselors, are available to help our students by providing short-term counseling, teacher consultations, parent communication, and a collaborative approach to all of us working together to best support every child. We also serve as a bridge to connect our families with resources in our community that can provide assistive services in a number of areas. Another aspect of this is psychoeducation that can take place one-on-one, small group, whole class, and parent presentations/workshops.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns – we are here to help!
Mr. Doug Winston
Doug Winston is the ECP school counselor. Doug has currently been employed with Fuchs Mizrachi for five years. Prior to his time within the ECP, Doug worked as a guidance counselor for Cleveland Heights, Beachwood, Polaris Career Center, and Hudson City Schools. Doug received his Master’s in Education and School Counseling from Kent State University. Doug also received his Education Specialist Degree from Kent State with a focus in Clinical Counseling. During his time at Fuchs Mizrachi, Doug has been able to work with a variety of families and students to enhance emotional wellness within the ECP Program. Doug works collaboratively with staff and supportive resources to help students adjust to a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. In his free time, Doug enjoys watching local sporting events, spending time with his family, and working on classic cars.
216-932-0220 x 1050
Mrs. Jordyn Weiss
Jordyn Weiss is the Social Worker for the Lower School at Fuchs Mizrachi. Jordyn received her Master's in Social Work with certificates in Jewish Communal Leadership and School Social Work from the University of Michigan. Jordyn started her career in Michigan working for 3 years in an elementary school supporting students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Jordyn moved to Cleveland in the summer of 2022 and is in her 2nd year working in the Lower School here at Fuchs Mizrachi. She loves being a part of the school environment and collaborating with teachers and staff to enhance the educational and social/emotional experience of all children. In her free time, Jordyn loves to knit sweaters, listen to oldies music, and watch comedies with her husband Emery.
Mrs. Nira Stark
Nira Stark serves as the Junior High’s school social worker. She completed her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration at the University of Southern California in 2009, and began her career working with homeless veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs before switching over to school counseling. She worked as a school counselor in Los Angeles for 9 years with Lower and Middle School students, and is in her 4th year now at Fuchs Mizrachi. She enjoys working with young adolescents and is passionate about ensuring others understand what students in this age range are going through. Collaborating with teachers and parents to ensure the utmost wellbeing of the students is an integral part of the role she plays. Nira lives in Beachwood with her husband, Jacob, and their 4 boys. When not busy working or running around after her kids, Nira enjoys baking, hiking, reading, and learning!
216.932.0220 x 2180
Mrs. Jessica Bonert
Jessica Bonert serves as the school counselor for the Stark High School. She has a Masters in Education and School Counseling from John Carroll University. Mrs. Bonert worked in education for 20+ years, teaching first grade, middle school and high school math, before switching to school counseling. Mrs. Bonert obtained her degree in school counseling to gain the skills and knowledge to help students succeed both in and out of the classroom. She enjoys building strong relationships with her students and has a passion for helping them through the often challenging teenage years. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mrs. Bonert moved her family to Cleveland in 2014. Mrs. Bonert has two teenage daughters and a South African husband. She enjoys painting, crafting, reading, and dancing in her free time.