Camp is not just a job for those of us who work here. We love camp as much as our campers do! Our directors are dedicated to making every summer at Grossman the best summer ever. And, as you’ll see from their bios below, they have the experience to make it happen.
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In addition to directing Camp Grossman, Stuart oversees Camp Kingswood and Kaleidoscope Creative Arts + Science Camp. He began his career at Grossman in 1977, serving as a counselor, Unit Head and Assistant Director before being promoted to Director in 1990. Stuart retired as a 30-plus-year veteran of the Lexington High School Guidance Department in 2009. He received a BA in History from George Washington University, a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Springfield College and an MA in Educational Administration from Boston College.
Sue has been at Grossman for more than 25 summers. During the cooler months, she works in the JCC Camping Services office and is also responsible for the JCC School Vacation Programs. At Grossman, she supervises the Lower Camp, the Kehillah Unit and Jewish programming. She received her BA in Sociology and Education from Clark University and an MSW from Boston College. A Jewish educator at heart, she spent many years as the principal of a synagogue religious school and currently teaches Hebrew school at Temple Emanuel.
Leslie has been at Grossman since 2007 when she started as a Unit Head. In 2009, she was promoted to Specialist Supervisor, and in 2011 Leslie joined the JCC year-round as the Coordinator of Special Events and Recruiting for JCC Camping Services. She became an Assistant Director in 2012. Leslie now supervises Intermediate Village and the Kibbutz Program, as well as all of the camp Specialists. In her first career, Leslie was a criminal defense trial attorney with The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn, New York. She received a BA in Politics from Mt. Holyoke College and a JD from Boston College.
David joined the Grossman staff in 1983 and currently oversees Upper Camp. He is better known as "Mr. Maccabiah" for his role running the summer-long camp-wide competition known as Maccabiah. In the off-season, he works at the Solomon Schecter Day School in Newton, where he teaches fifth grade and is the head of the Intermediate Division. David received a BA from Trinity College.
Diane has been involved in camping for more than 25 years, and has been Special Needs Director at Grossman for more than 15 summers. Diane retired from the Weston Public Schools after 40 years as a School Adjustment Counselor and more recently retired from Striar Hebrew Academy in Sharon.