Josh Caplan

Executive Director, Teach NJS

As the New Jersey Executive Director for Teach NJS – a branch of the Teach Advocacy Network and a project of the OU Advocacy Center – Josh advocates for increased state budgetary funding for security, STEM, nursing services and textbooks. He also hopes to strengthen a coalition of common-interest organizations, such as parochial schools, to further the cause of education advocacy. Josh has been involved in political advocacy throughout his career, most recently as the Director of Development and Community Outreach for Manhattan Day School, where he was responsible for all political outreach and advocacy in the school. Josh previously worked in the cable TV television industry, where he handled his company’s political advertising—he even did a few voice-overs for commercials—and was the go-to person for state and federal elected officials. Josh received his bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University and holds an advanced certificate in Jewish Philanthropy from YU’s Wurzweiler School of Social Work.