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Summary

A dynamic educator with a passion for teaching and guiding youth.  Striving to provide a rich, meaningful, well-rounded education in the 21st century.

Work experience

2016present

Teacher, English Language Arts

Yeshiva of South Shore
  • Middle School

Teach English Language Arts to sixth to eighth grade students, including Literature, Writing, Vocabulary, Spelling and Grammar. Developed three different curricula based on Common Core Standards.

2016present

Teacher, Judaic Studies Resource Room

Yeshiva of South Shore
  • Small Group and Individual Instruction

Teach remedial Judaic studies to students in third to fifth grade, including Hebrew reading and writing, Hebrew language and grammar, Bible, and Talmud. Developed skills-based Hebrew Bible curriculum for boys who weren’t best suited to remain in their regular classrooms.

  • Substitute Teaching

Create lessons and teach for classes with absent teachers.  Taught and assisted in a first grade classroom for over two months during a teacher’s illness, recovery, and gradual resumption of duties.

20122016

Teacher, Judaic Studies

Margolin Hebrew Academy
  • Teacher of the Year

Lower School, 2014-2015 School Year

  • Fifth/Sixth Grade Boys

Taught Judaic studies to fifth/sixth grade boys, including Bible, Talmud, Prayer, and Jewish Laws and Customs. Differentiated to fit students’ needs. Produceflipped classroom” style videos to facilitate blended learning.

  • Fifth/Sixth Grade Girls

Taught Talmud and Jewish Laws and Customs course to sixth grade. Created and implemented Project-Based Learning units designed to engage students and deepen student understanding.

  • High School, Goldie Margolin High School for Girls 

Financial laws class, 2013-2014

Sabbath laws class, 2015-2016

  • Volunteer Instructor

Teach optional lunchtime classes to 5th and 6th grade students on Talmud and General Jewish Knowledge

20142016

Substitute Teacher, General Studies

Margolin Hebrew Academy

Teach General studies and facilitate learning to elementary and high school students

Apr 2012May 2012

Long-Term Substitute, American History

Yeshiva of South Shore

Designed lessons for 7th and 8th grade students

20112012

Student Teacher, Judaic Studies

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey
  • Mishna Teacher

Taught Talmud to 8th grade students and facilitated cooperative learning. Designed and implemented formative and summative assessments.

  • Fifth grade

Observed fifth grade master teacher.

  • Teacher, Friday Learning Groups

Instructed small learning groups of 5, 6, and 7th grade students.  Developed lessons based on student interest.

Feb 2011

Substitute Teacher, Jewish History

Westchester Hebrew High School

Taught Ancient Jewish History to Ninth/Tenth Grade Students

Education

2013

Rabbinic Ordination

Rabbeinu Yitzchak Elchanan Theological Seminary
2012

M.S., Education

Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
2009

B.A., History

Yeshiva College

Cum Laude, Award for Excellence in Talmud

20062007

Torah Study Abroad

Yeshivat Kerem B'Yavneh

Professional Development 

Stewards of Children Training                                                                                                     Summer 2015

Martin Institute Conference                                                                                  Winter 2014, Summer 2014

New Faculty Mentorship, MHA/FYOS                                                                                               2012-2014

Tal-AM Training Institute, Grade 5                                                                                              Summer 2012

Related Experience

Tutor/Bar Mitzvah Tutor                                                                                                                2013-2016

Weekly lesson sessions with a student with learning challenges on a variety of topics. Prepared student for his Bar Mitzvah.

 

Community Shiurim                                                                                                                        2013-2016

On assorted topics, including, "Pharaoh and the Suspension of Free Will," "The Messiah and The World to Come," and "Ideas Behind Reciting Blessings"

Tutor, Talmud/Bible

Young Israel of Stamford Family Beit Midrash, Stamford, CT 2011-2012

Youth Director                                                                                                                                       2008-2010

Young Israel of White Plains, White Plains, NY

Designed and implemented fun, educational programming for children in grades pre-K to 5 for Sabbath mornings. Trained, supervised and supported teen group leaders. Instituted and coordinated a Sabbath morning teen prayer service. Ran special events to cultivate relationships with children grades pre-K through high school.

Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                         Summer 2008

Citizen’s Care Day Care, New York, NY

Practiced pre-literacy skills with children aged 4-6. Received on-the-job training and supervision.

Teacher, Hilchot Ta’aruvot and Basar B’Chalav Class                                                  Dec 2010-Sept 2011

Young Israel of White Plains, White Plains NY

Conducted weekly learning sessions with congregants.  Composed source packets to accompany lectures. 

Skills

Language

Hebrew

Educational Technology

Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Blogger and More

iPad Apps

ShowMe, iMovie, PicCollage, PaperPort Notes, and More

Classroom Management Software

Renweb