Who was instrumental in helping you get to where you are today? Throughout my years working as a third grade teacher here at YCQ, Rabbi Landsman was a great mentor and always supported me in the classroom. He instilled much confidence in me, which was instrumental in getting to where I am today. I am grateful to him for all of his support and encouragement throughout the years.
What did you want to be when you were a child? From as young as I can remember my dream was always to be a teacher. I always loved the idea of making a difference in children’s lives.
(I also wanted to be a dolphin trainer if teaching didn’t work out!)
Where did you learn the most about childhood education? I learned a great deal about childhood education from the many wonderful and talented professors in college and graduate school. However, I learned most of what I know through the experiences of working as a teacher, as well as working with my team of administrators and colleagues.
Why do you work at YCQ? YCQ is my second home. I consider the people here like my extended family. I come into work each day excited about the positive energy and ruach that is felt throughout the building. There is no place I’d rather be.
When have you experienced a meaningful moment as Assistant Principal? I have experienced countless meaningful moments in my career. The most memorable moments are the ones when I witness a student overcome a difficulty or challenge after a period of struggling. To see a student succeed and feel proud of their own accomplishments is what makes my job so meaningful.