Brianne Naiman joined Leo Baeck Temple as the Early Childhood Center’s Director in 2018. Her career path is defined by her tremendous love of young children, her long record of creativity and innovation, and her deep professional knowledge of all aspects of early childhood education.
Brianne holds a BFA from California College of the Arts, where she studied illustration and education, a Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks, a Program Director Permit, and is a certified Outdoor Classroom Specialist.
She has been a California State Mentor Teacher since 2016 and was recognized in 2017 with LAUP’s Educator of the Year Award.
Prior to joining LBT she taught at other local Jewish preschools culminating in her service as the curriculum specialist at the Mann Family Early Childhood Center of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Part of Brianne’s continued passion is to ensure that children have the opportunity to be part of a community of learners that include parents, children, and educators; where curriculum is developed based on the interest of the students and infused with Jewish values and traditions.
Brianne grew up in Los Angeles and has fond memories of her own Jewish upbringing. She enjoys hiking, painting, and traveling.
Our highly-qualified teachers have both the education and experience to execute our unique and play-based curriculum. We consider the training and dedication of our staff vital to our success, which is why we invest in their continued education, training, and staff planning. The teachers and the Director work as a team to offer the highest quality environment that is loving, challenging, and inspiring.
Betsy Krut is our Assistant to the Department of Education and may be your first point of contact at LBT ECC. She always looks forward to speaking with prospective and current families.