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Q&A: Perelman Jewish Day School President Tracey Specter


Tracey Specter, Gladwyne 

Recipient of the Junior League of Philadelphia’s Susan B. Myers Leadership and Community Activism Award; President, Perelman Jewish Day School

Coolest thing about her job: The impact. 

The last thing she read: The Haunted Bridge, a Nancy Drew mystery by Carolyn Keene, which I read with my 12-year-old daughter. I loved watching her be as excited as I was at her age. 

The last thing she ate that she loved: I’m obsessed with the salads at Sweetgreen in Ardmore

Role models: My mom, because she always puts family first and values others. My husband, because he’s a doer and a giver. 

Pet peeve: Someone not telling me when I have food stuck in my teeth. 

What she likes most about herself: That I’m athletic and a foodie. 

What she likes most about others: I like people who are confident, positive and can make fun of themselves. 

Ketchup or mustard? I preferred ketchup until I was 40; now, I’m a huge mustard fan. There’s a mustard that goes well with every food.  

Words to live by: “It’s great to be an American,” said by my father-in-law, Arlen Specter. 

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