Where were you born? What was your childhood like?
I was born in Jerusalem, Israel.
My childhood was magical, filled with a lot of friends and playing outside.
I grew up where my friends lived very close to me, and we were able to see each other every day after school and hang out and spend time together.
What was your experience in school when you were younger?
My experience in school was pretty good. During these years, I gained a lot of knowledge and made many friends for life. I learned to never give up, even when I faced a problem. It helped shape me into the person I am today.
"Reach for the moon even if you fall short, you'll land among the stars".
How did you become interested in teaching?
Since I can remember I have always wanted to be a teacher.
Teaching is one of the most direct ways to make an impact on an individual.
When I served in the army I was also in a teaching position where I taught soldiers the recruiting content. I also taught education and enrichment classes that raised motivation, helped the soldiers deal with difficulties, taught them self-esteem, empowerment and adaptation and preparation for the military setting.
Basically, I was always a teacher...
How did you end up here at KYHS?
After many years of teaching in a school in Plantation, I was on a one-year break from teaching.
This break showed me how much I missed being in the classes and teaching the new generation of students. When I was on my break from teaching I missed the feeling of inspiring students to reach their potential and become their best selves.
What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of school?
Outside of school, I like spending time with my family!
I have three teenagers, and they always make sure to keep me busy.
I like traveling, reading Hebrew/ English books.
What are some of your favorite memories of teaching?
One of my favorite teaching memories is when my class and I created a project of a tour of the cities of Israel for our school.
My students had to research and write about the different unique cities and their history in Israel.
The students in the school received passports and stamped them while they visited the different cities.
This helped them strengthen their knowledge and their relationship with Israel.
I was proud of my students for the accomplishment of putting together an amazing project, including stations with different activities and information.
If you could choose one place to travel to, where would it be and why?
Africa is one of the places I would want to travel to. I would want to go to Africa because I want to volunteer in an organization. I want to volunteer because it gives me the chance to give something back to others and the community. I also would want to help young children and make a difference in their lives. I know that traveling there will be rewarding to me and to the organization.