• Memphis TN
  • 203-273-1596
  • kshochet@gmail.com

Chaya Shochet



Experienced K-8 Jewish Studies teacher. Lifelong learner with a Master’s degree and ongoing professional development. Creative integration of technology and Jewish education. Strong communication skills with demonstrated competencies to work collaboratively with administration, teachers, parents, and students.



M.S., Education

Yeshiva University Azrieli School of Education and Administration

Legacy Heritage Teaching Fellow, 2009-2011

B.A., Psychology; B.A., Hebrew Language and Literature

Brandeis University

Cum Laude; Dean’s List; Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology

Teaching Certificate, Israeli Ministry of Education

Midreshet Harova Advanced Torah Academy for Women


Work History

Judaic Studies Teacher, 2nd Grade

2012 - Present
Margolin Hebrew Academy/Feinstone Yeshiva of the South

Teach Judaic studies and Hebrew language to Grade 2. Use TaL AM and Lehavin ULehaskil curricula. Oversee assistant teacher and facilitate differentiated instruction. Communicate and collaborate with parents and faculty members.

Judaic Studies Teacher

2008 - 2012
Bi-Cultural Day School
  • Judaic Studies Teacher, 3rd Grade, 2009-2012

Taught Judaic studies and Hebrew language to two Grade 3 classes (Tal Am Curriculum).

Mentored by a master teacher as part of the Legacy Heritage Teaching Fellowship, 2009-2011.

  • Middle School Mentor, 7th Grade, 2011-2012

Faculty advisor for seventh grade students in Journey to Success middle school mentoring program

  • Technology Teacher, Kindergarten 2009-2010

Collaborated with classroom teachers to integrate technology into Kindergarten and pre-Kindergarten curriculum.

  • Substitute Judaic Studies Teacher, September-December 2008 & May 2009

Navi teacher, Grades 6 and 7 (September-October 2008)

Judaic Studies, Grade 4 and Hebrew Language, Grade 5 (November 2008)

Floating substitute teacher for Grades 1-8 (December 2008, May 2009)

Substitute Resource Room Teacher

Jan 2009 - Mar 2009
Yeshivat Har Torah

Provided instruction and support in resource room setting for Grades 1, 3, 4, and 6 in English Literacy, Mathematics, and Judaic Studies

Assistant Teacher, 5th and 6th Grades

2007 - 2008
SAR Academy

Grade 6 General Studies and Grade 5 Judaic Studies. Provided instruction and support to aid in differentiation. Taught advanced students and those in need of extra help. Collaborated to develop a Yediyot Klaliyot program for Grade 5.

Additional Training and Professional Development

Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention Training, Memphis Child Advocacy Center, 2015

Martin Institute Conference, 2014

Lehavin U’Lehaskil web training, 2014

TaL AM Training Institute, 2013 (Grade 2), 2009 (Grade 3)

North American Jewish Day School Conference, 2011

YouthCon Informal Jewish Educators Convention, 2011

Related Experience

Youth Director

Young Israel of White Plains, 2008-2009

Developed and coordinated youth programs for children ranging from pre-K through high school. Supervised and supported teen youth leaders.

Lipper Intern

Museum of Jewish Heritage: A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Fall-Winter 2006

Completed intensive training in Holocaust education and taught about the Holocaust in classroom settings in middle school classrooms. Adapted methods and lesson plans to meet students’ learning styles and interests. Guided middle school and high school students on tours of the museum.


Gan Yeladim Preschool, Summers 2003, 2004, 2006

Hebrew School Teacher - Grades 3 and 6

Sandberg Religious School, 2005-2006

Assistant Teacher

Lemberg Children’s Center, 2005-2006

Assistant Hebrew School Teacher - Grade 3

Brandeis Jewish Education Program, 2004


Proficient in Judaic Studies, Holocaust Studies, and Hebrew Language

Educational technology skills: Google Apps, SMART Board Software, Microsoft Office, Word Processing/Desktop Publishing in English and Hebrew, Use of tablets and mobile devices in the classroom

Strong writing and communication skills