Second & Third Grade Teacher
BS in Education - University of Wisconsin
Levinsky Teacher Seminar in Tel Aviv
Years of teaching experience: 50
Awards: Vivian Mann Jewish Educator of the Year Award, Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education
Institutions: Talmud Torah of Minneapolis, The Israeli Defense Forces, Harvah School Chollon, Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, St. Louis Park
Why did you decide to become a teacher?
I decided to become a teacher because of my love for children. It is an opportunity for me to work with young people and make a difference in their lives.
What do you love about working for Talmud Torah?
I love sharing my Jewish and Hebrew knowledge with my students. I like to share ideas, communicate concepts, and have conversations about the holidays, Israel, the prayers we study, and how they are relevant and related to our everyday life. I get a lot of joy seeing my students become more interested in the subjects I teach. I like to see my students progress develop over time. I like to see them become parents and send their own kids to receive a Jewish education and be proud of who they are. I like to be a mentor to new teachers and being friends with the faculty and the administration.