Our Professional Team
We are a skilled, experienced and highly invested team of coaches, consultants and educators with expertise in Jewish and secular early childhood educational practices, leadership development, and policy/advocacy work.
Kelli Pfaff, Executive Director, is a seasoned professional in the education and positive youth development field. Kelli has spent her time working as an informal and formal educator, coach, facilitator, trainer, non-profit director, and school district leader. Kelli’s expertise includes strategic planning and large change management, influencing school and non-profit policy, developing large multi-million dollar public/private initiatives, and engaging in designing and supporting community partnerships in a variety of contexts within and outside the Jewish community.
Victoria Bisharat, Network Director, Pedagogy and Leadership, is a passionate early childhood educator who aims to provide high-quality support, coaching, and community building for the schools in the Efshar Project network. Victoria has been a teacher, school leader, graduate teaching assistant, and administrator, and is an advocate in the field of ECE.
She earned her undergraduate degree at SUNY Purchase and her Master’s in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood Education at the University of Colorado at Denver. Victoria brings a passion for deepening thinking around quality, curriculum and relationships. She is committed to strengthening the diverse Jewish ECE communities in Boulder and Denver. Victoria is a proud mom to a Boulder JCC alumni and lives in Erie with her son.
Judi Morosohk has been in the early childhood education field for 45 years as a teacher, director, consultant, coach, and trainer. She was the Pedagogical Director of the Efshar Project from 2008-2022 supporting educators in Jewish ECE centers in Denver/Boulder in growing knowledge and skills of educationally sound practices, and seamlessly weaving Jewish values into everything they do. She continues to work for the project as a member of the coaching team. Judi holds an MA in Educational Psychology and Early Childhood/Special Education from the University of Colorado, Denver and a BS in Elementary/Special Education from the University of Delaware. Judi also works on a national level, coaching, mentoring, and training educators and directors in Jewish Early Childhood Centers across the nation.
Natalie Drucker Boscoe
Natalie Drucker Boscoe is a credentialed coach and certified trainer who has worked with a variety of Jewish and secular educational institutions, ranging from Sesame Street Workshop to Edmodo, the Denver Stanley British Primary School, Kodo Kids and the Paradigm Project. Most recently, she was the Director of Early Childhood Education at Congregation Sherith Israel, the oldest Jewish congregation in San Francisco. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Evolutionary Biology from Emory University and a Master’s in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado. Natalie was also selected to participate in the Jewish Early Childhood Educators Leadership Institute (JECELI), a national professional development and leadership program. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, five-year-old daughter, one-year-old son, and energetic goldendoodle.
Yeshnaya Dougherty is an Early Childhood Educator who finds great joy in sharing her enthusiasm and experiences by partnering with educators as they explore, discover, and grow their teaching practice. She is a founding member of the non-for-profit Teaching Beyond the Square, based out of New York City, where she worked alongside educators in Jewish and secular schools across the Tristate area as a coach and presenter. Passionate and inspired by the curious minds of young children, Yeshnaya’s teaching practice and philosophy are largely shaped by her work with the Reggio Emilia approach. She received her M.A. in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and her B.A. in Environmental Studies from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Yeshnaya recently relocated to Denver, Colorado with her family and is thrilled to join the wonderful team at the Efshar Project.
Candace Lyons, Office Manager, works behind the scenes to ensure operations run smoothly at the Efshar Project. She has a background in communications and operations having worked in professional services organizations for most of her career. Candace previously worked for the JCC of Greater Boston as a Family Connector where she planned programs and events for families with young children. She was also the founding treasurer of Uprooted: A Jewish Communal Response to Fertility Journeys. As a recent transplant to Denver, Candace enjoys exploring all Colorado has to offer with her husband and two young daughters.