Work History

Work History
Aug 2007 - Present

Director of Experiential Education / Teacher

JCHS of the Bay, San Francisco
  • Teaching high school level Biblical Literature, with a literary / humanities approach. 
  • Designing and implementing student-leadership programs, all-school/grade retreats, cultural programs, and other experiential programs.
  • Proactively incorporating technology into the classroom, and mentoring colleagues in educational technology.
Jan 2010 - Present

Educational Consultant

G-dcast.com
  • Writing lesson plans to accompany animated shorts for exploring Biblical and Rabbinic texts.
  • Programming activities for teaching Biblical texts to adults using close-analysis, partner learning, and animation skills.
Aug 2005 - Jun 2007

Experiential Educator / Teacher

Weber School, Atlanta

Taught high school level Biblical Literature and many of the experiential education programs listed above.

Aug 2003 - Jun 2005

Teacher

Gann Academy, Boston.

Taught Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Literature.

Education

Education
Aug 2001 - Jun 2003

Master's in Jewish Education

Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Focus on pedagogy, educational theory, and close text analysis.

Master's Thesis on teaching Midrash (Biblical Isogesis) to High School Students

Link to Master's Thesis

Aug 1999 - Jun 2003

Certificate of Advanced Jewish Learning

Pardes Institute, Jerusalem

Intensive skill development in Biblical Literature, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Philosophy, and Classic Jewish Text.

Jun 1997

Double Major BA in Creative Writing / Psychology

University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Honors thesis on Reader Response Theory, Holocaust, and Family Systems

Link to Honors Thesis

Portfolio

Skills

Skills

Conflict Resolution

20 hrs training with licensed mediator, Eyal Rabinovich: skills for solving conflict through collaboration and communication: http://eyalrabinovitch.com/about-me/

Educational / Communication Technology

Mastery of digital tools for managing classrooms and constructing interactive experiences: eg polleverywhere.com, exittix.com, remind.com, socrative.com

Google Apps For Education

Mastery of Google Calendar, Docs, Forms for Classroom Management and interactive texts.

References

References

Dr. Peg Sandel / Head of School

Supervisor for seven years at JCHS of the Bay: psandel@bhds.org

Sarah Lefton 

Head of G-dcast.com, primary supervisor: sarah@g-dcast.com