Our Staff


Number of years as a preschool teacher: this is my first time as a preschool teacher

Favorite Children’s Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Favorite thing about teaching: I love seeing the kids’ faces when they get to learn something new or do something that makes them happy.

 

Abby

Classroom: Floater


Number of years as a preschool teacher: I’ve been a babysitter for 7 years, but this is my first time teaching

Favorite children’s book: 5 Little Monkeys

Favorite things about teaching: Seeing all the kids smile and seeing their personalities.

Alejandra

Classroom: Shalom (2 – 3 yr.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 10 years

Favorite children’s book: Goodnight Moon or The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Favorite things about teaching: I love seeing the kids learn and grow.

Alexis

Classroom: Osher (24 – 48 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 5 years

Favorite Children’s Book: Llama Llama Red Pajamas

Favorite thing about teaching: I love that every day is a different surprise. You get to watch the kids grow into little adults.

Amanda

Classroom: Shalom (2 – 3 yr.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 20 years

Favorite children’s book: The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka

Favorite things about teaching: My favorite thing about teaching children is seeing them learn something new. Like mixing two colors together to make a new one, or understanding a pattern and trying to make a pattern with all their activities.

Amy

Classroom: Lev (4 – 5 yr.); Preschool Curriculum Coordinator

 


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 1 year

Favorite Children’s Book: Blueberries for Sal

Favorite thing about teaching: I love watching the kids learn new things every day!

Annabelle

Classroom: Floater


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 19 years

Favorite Children’s Book: The Cat in the Hat

Favorite thing about teaching: My favorite thing about teaching is watching the children’s eyes sparkle when the have learned or discovered something new! Being there to protect, provide, and participate in their lives gives me assurance that I’m doing the right job being an early childhood educator.

 

Chaka

Classroom: Chaverim (3 – 4 yr.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 5 years

Favorite children’s book: My Heart Fills with Happiness

Favorite things about teaching: My favorite thing is getting to know the kids and learn what they’re interested in and passionate about and watching that develop through the years.

Dana

Classroom: Osher (12 – 24 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 14 years

Favorite children’s book: Joseph had a Little Coat

Favorite things about teaching: Getting to know the children through interactions and play.

Evan

Classroom: Floater, Kitchen Manager


Number of years as a preschool teacher: This is my first time being a preschool teacher

Favorite children’s book: The Velveteen Rabbit

Favorite things about teaching: The best part about teaching little ones is having conversations with them and seeing the world through their eyes for a moment.

 

Grace

Classroom: Osher (12 – 24 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 3 years

Favorite children’s book: Oh The Places You’ll Go

Favorite things about teaching: I love the silliness of the kids.

 

Jacqueline

Classroom: Chaverim (3 – 4 yr.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 5 years

Favorite children’s book: Oh The Places You’ll Go

Favorite things about teaching: The innocent way they think and communicate. For example, I was supervising my 2 year olds in the bathroom one morning and as I was standing beside one child, she looked at me and asked, ‘Can I have some privacy, Ms. Keja?’ I couldn’t help but laugh.

 

Keja

Classroom: Tikvah (24 – 36 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 25+ years

Favorite children’s book: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Favorite things about teaching: Having relationships with a lot of children I taught when they were in preschool, and seeing them grow into young adults (and getting invited to High School graduations).

Krystal

Preschool Director


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 7 years

Favorite Children’s Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes

Favorite thing about teaching: My favorite things about teaching is watching the kids grow.

Krystle

Classroom: Floater


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 6 years

Favorite children’s book: No, David!

Favorite things about teaching: My favorite question to this day: ‘what does the sun eat?’ asked by a two-year-old. My answer was, ‘what do you think?’ and then we did a lot of brainstorming with other children. We came up with a hilarious list of menu items!

Luiza

Classroom: Floater


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 9 years

Favorite Children’s Book: Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? by Dr. Seuss

Favorite thing about teaching: One of my favorite things about teaching is the bond that forms between teachers and students. For me, I am personally moved when a child is so happy to see me when they arrive at school.

Michaela

Classroom: Gilah (infants)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: This is my first year of being a preschool teacher

Favorite children’s book: As a child, my favorite book was We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Favorite things about teaching: My favorite thing about teaching is to see the kids being happy, comfortable, and to see them explore new things within their environment.

Mu Eh

Classroom: Gilah (infants)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 2 years

Favorite children’s book: Dr. Seuss books

Favorite things about teaching: I love seeing the kids happy and learning new things.

Mo Mo

Classroom: Tikvah (24 – 36 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 15+ years

Favorite Children’s Book: Rainbow Fish and I Love You Mommy

Favorite thing about teaching: I have so many cherished memories that it is hard to choose just one. Here is one that does stand out. A little boy was in my 2 and 3 year olds class. He wasn’t listening very well so I asked him if he had his listening ears on. He said, ‘No, Ms. Susan. They are in my pocket asleep.’ Where do 3 year olds come up with stuff like this? I had to turn my head to laugh!

Susan

Classroom: Gilah (infants)