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Staff

 

Ali Abikzer

Nursery School Director

Favorite book to read aloud
Anything by Mo Willems

Favorite day of the school year
Pajama Day

Favorite project or unit to teach
I love fairytale steam 

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Cerulean

Fun fact about yourself
I love playing Just Dance with my two boys on their Nintendo switch.

 

Amanda Gottlieb

School Administrator

Favorite book to read aloud
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman

Favorite day of the school year
Special Person Day

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Yellow

Fun fact about yourself
I love to cook!

 

Nurit Bacharach

2s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywait

Favorite day of the school year
Thanksgiving Thursday when family and friends get together to celebrate and share their delicious food! Yummy!

Favorite unit or project to teach
Our Neighborhood and all the wonderful people that make up our community.

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Red

Fun fact about yourself
I like to get silly and make people laugh!

 

Sindy Cutler

2s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

Favorite day of the school year
January 2nd, because you see such a growth in the children 

Favorite project or unit to teach
Our Shabbat/Mitzvah unit

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Fuchsia 

Fun fact about yourself
I mostly listen to sports radio, as I’m a huge sports fan!

 

Nikki Flossos

2s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Favorite day of the school year
The last day before winter break because everyone is happy and ready to be with friends and family.

Favorite project or unit to teach
Seasons

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Cyan

Fun fact about yourself
I love to cook, entertain and dance!

 

Mendije Haxhija

2s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Favorite day of the school year
Pajama Day

Favorite project or unit to teach
Doctor’s office

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Purple

Fun fact about yourself
I love to cook!

 

Jackie Plechaty

2s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

Favorite day of the school year
School performances, amazing to see how all their hard works shines that day!

Favorite project or unit to teach
Butterflies and insects, Flowers and Spring

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Lilac

Fun fact about yourself
I love being in the water, pool ocean or lake it doesn’t matter!

 

Rebecca Zinger

2s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Horns to Toes and In Between by Sandra Boynton 

Favorite day of the school year
Monday when I see smiling faces after the weekend!

Favorite project or unit to teach
Sink or Swim — creating a water table and seeing which objects sink and swim

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Purple!

Fun fact about yourself
I own every Sandra Boynton book.

 

Melinda Berman

3s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina 

Favorite day of the school year
Pajama Day

Favorite project or unit to teach
Spring — love to hear the birds sing again, plant and watch everything grow.  

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Turquoise blue

Fun fact about yourself
Loves music, reading a good book, and crocheting baby blankets.

 

Madelyn Goodman

3s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Favorite day of the school year
Purim

Favorite project or unit to teach
Vincent van Gogh/Sunflowers

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Razzle Dazzle Rose

Fun fact about yourself
I love to dance!

 

Limor Martinez

3s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Ricky, the Rock That Couldn’t Roll by Jay Miletsky

Favorite day of the school year
Pajama day

Favorite project or unit to teach
Five senses

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Aquamarine 

Fun fact about yourself
l love to cook and bake for my friends and family.

 

Kathleen Melvin

3s Teacher

Favorite book to read
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Macaroni and cheese

Favorite lesson to teach
Planting our spring seeds/gardening

Fun fact about me
I love to make people laugh.

 

Fran Pawlak

3s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems

Favorite day of the school year
The first day of school, when we meet all of our new friends.

Favorite project or unit to teach
Winter animals

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Red

Fun fact about yourself
I walking on the beach, collecting beach glass and shells and swimming.

 

Nancy Cimerberg

3s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Mortimer by Robert Munsch

Favorite day of the school year
The first day of school because I can’t wait to meet everyone!

Favorite project or unit to teach
Dinosaurs!

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Pink

Fun fact about yourself
I love to sing and dance

 

Becky Confino

4s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff and David Catrow.

Favorite day of the school year
The first day of school.

Favorite project or unit to teach
‘All about us’ unit, as we get to know more about each other and our families.

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Purple

Fun fact about yourself
When I was in my junior year in High School, I was chosen to go on an exchange program to Beijing, China.

 

Sandra Daniels

4s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak

Favorite day of the school year
Thanksgiving Feast

Favorite project or unit to teach
Food Unit

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Purple

Fun fact about yourself
I love to laugh.

 

Anna Dropiewska

4s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Hot On The Scent by Peter Lind

Favorite day of the school year
Graduation Day

Favorite project or unit to teach
Our space unit and building the rocket ship with the children

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Pink

Fun fact about yourself
I collect and upcycle old chairs as a hobby.

 

Stefanie Greenberg

4s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Mortimer by Robert Munsch

Favorite day of the school year
First day!

Favorite project or unit to teach
Solar System

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Pink

Fun fact about yourself
I love jokes and laughing!

 

Claire Viola

4s Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Favorite day of the school year
The day before Thanksgiving when the kids share what they are thankful for.

Favorite project or unit to teach
Where we live

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Yellow orange

Fun fact about yourself
I enjoy making earrings and bracelets.

 

Stephanie Cruz

Special Ed Support Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

Favorite day of the school year
The first day!

Favorite project or unit to teach
Primary Color mixing

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Periwinkle

Fun fact about yourself
I love playing table games with family and friends!

 

Jackie Fabian

Support Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister

Favorite day of the school year
Earth Day

Favorite project or unit to teach
Life cycle of a butterfly

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Yellow and Blue

Fun fact about yourself
I love to spend time with my family and explore new places.

 

Amy McDonald

Support Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Favorite day of the school year
The very first day, when we get to meet everyone

Favorite project or unit to teach
Nature-inspired art activities

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Green

Fun fact about yourself
I'm originally from Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

Desiree Williams

Support Staff

Favorite book to read aloud
The Color Monster by Anna Llenas

Favorite day of the school year
Special person day

Favorite project or unit to teach
Love anything about space

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Blue green

Fun fact about yourself
I can roller skate pretty well.

 

Dafna Israel-Kotok

Music Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
Tiras Cham (a Hebrew book)

Favorite day of the school year
International day

Favorite project or unit to teach
Music from around the world

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Turquoise

Fun fact about yourself
I grew up in a Moshav in Israel which is like a farm. We had chickens, donkeys, peacocks, birds, bunnies, and lots of fruit trees in our backyard.

 

Joy Langer

Art/Yoga Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Pinkwater

Favorite day of the school year
Performance Days

Favorite project or unit to teach
Lifecycle of a butterfly

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Turquoise.

Fun fact about yourself
I love painting murals and practicing yoga.

 

Kara Tatelbaum

Movement Teacher

Favorite book to read aloud
The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak

Favorite day of the school year
Pajama Day

Favorite unit or project to teach
Waltzing

Favorite color in a box of crayons
Purple

Fun fact about yourself
I am a blizzard baby! My mom had to take a snowmobile and a helicopter in over four feet of snow to get to the hospital.

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