Harry Adler

Executive Director

Harry brings over 30 years of experience in education and business management to UMA. He served as the Upper School Director for the Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School for four years, after 11 years of leadership and math and science teaching roles at the Twin Cities Jewish Middle School. Prior to joining UMA in January 2016, Harry engaged in after school high school curriculum development and delivery, as well as the rebranding and reprogramming of a private elementary school.

Prior to earning his education licensure at University of St. Thomas, Harry held financial management and systems engineering roles at FMC. He holds undergraduate and advanced degrees from the University of Virginia.

Harry loves "teacher and student as designer" concept. He is a strong advocate of collaborative and interdisciplinary projects, experiential learning, and recognizing the uniqueness of each student. Harry especially enjoys engaging with students in UMA's culinary program, given his many years of cooking with students (as well as his love for food!).

Harry lives with his wife, two dogs and one cat in Minneapolis. He enjoys walking, traveling, cooking, reading, genealogy and learning about the "hot trends" from his adult-aged son and daughter. He is looking forward to joining and learning with the UMA community.