Deborah Kantor Price Nagler, Ph.D., whose passion was education, will be remembered for the many hats she wore to further Jewish teaching throughout her life before succumbing to COVID-19 on April 3.

Originally from Kansas City and St. Louis, Nagler studied Jewish Education and Educational Technology, obtaining her master’s degree and an honorary doctorate.

Over the course of her career, some of the roles she served in were as head of school at a Jewish day school; the first female leader at a large central agency for Jewish education; and the first religious woman on the board of the national Conference for the Advancement of Jewish Education, among other positions.

At the age of 64, Nagler earned an Ed.D. in Educational Technology Leadership, publishing a book teaching STEM education in the months before her passing.

She was a passionate advocate for breast-cancer awareness after her own health scare.

Mourners are recalling her outstanding leadership and kindness, and her love for her husband, Fred; her daughters, Shira and Chana; and her many grandchildren.

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