Our Staff


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 20

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 Coordinator


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 1

Favorite children’s book: Blueberries for Sal

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

Annabelle

Classroom: Lev (4 – 5 yr.)


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Ashley

Classroom: Etid (5-12 yr.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 19  

Favorite Children’s Book: The Cat in the Hat!

Favorite thing about teaching: My favorite thing about teaching is watching the childrens eyes sparkle when they 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 a Early Childhood Educator.

Chaka

Classroom: Chaverim (36 – 48 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: Two

Favorite children’s book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Favorite things about teaching: Being in the infant room is very exciting because you get to see all the firsts. Every time someone walks it’s very exciting, whether they do it gradually or just randomly get up and walk, those are my favorite moments.

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 thing about teaching: Getting to know the children through interactions and play

Evan

Classroom: Floater (1 – 5 yr.)


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

Favorite Children’s Book: My favorite children’s book is The Velveteen Rabbit.

Favorite thing 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.)


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Jacqueline

Classroom: Tikvah (24 – 36 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: Two

Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama and The Bully Goat

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+

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: Six

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: Osher (12 – 24 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: Six

Favorite children’s book: Llama Llama stories

Favorite things about teaching: When some parents refer to their child’s teacher as their ‘school mom’.

Markita

Classroom: Osher (12 – 24 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: Nine

Favorite children’s book: Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You by Dr. Seuss

Favorite things 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 kid, my favorite children’s book was We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

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

Mueh

Classroom: Gilah (infants)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: I was an elementary school teacher for one year, but this is my first year teaching preschool

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

Favorite things about teaching: I love facilitating opportunities for kids to interact with each other and to explore! I also love how kids are so genuine, curious, and funny.

Noam

Classroom: Chaverim (36 – 48 mo.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: Almost 3!

Favorite Children’s Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Favorite thing about teaching: My favorite thing about teaching is the questions the children ask. They are so curious and eager to learn. 

Rachael

Classroom: Lev (4 – 5 yr.)


Number of years as a preschool teacher: 15+

Favorite children’s book: Rainbow Fish and I Love You Mommy

Favorite things 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)