I grew up in Teaneck, NJ. Whether hanging out with my brothers, babysitting for neighbors, or working in summer playgroups, I have always been involved with children. I love working with children and have wanted to be a teacher since I was a child myself. Together with a friend, I started a youth group for fourth and fifth graders in my community. Although I am currently in graduate school, I still lead this group that I started while in high school. I love it!
After high school, I attended Darchei Binah for Women in Jerusalem, Israel for a year. I then enrolled in Queens College, CUNY, where I earned my BA in psychology with high honors. My favorite psychology professor was Dr. Croll. Dr. Croll not only has extensive knowledge of the subject she teaches, she infuses her classes with patience, clarity, and enthusiasm that I strive to emulate. I also feel a special gratitude towards the mathematics department at Queens College. The chairman, Dr. Goldberg, was always available and more than willing to help students. (This care was extended even to those students, like myself, who were not math majors.) My mathematics professors, Dr. Sisser and Mr. Kahan, showed me by example what truly good professors are. While in Queens College, I earned my membership in Phi Beta Kappa.
After a wonderful experience at Queens College, I chose to attend Touro Graduate School of Education and Psychology to pursue a dual master's in elementary education and special education. I will begin teaching in September 2007 as an assistant teacher at Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey. I am very excited to finally begin my teaching career, and I hope to influence my students as my favorite teachers have influenced me.