The 2022-2023 school year marks my twenty-fourth year at Farragut Middle School as a sixth grade social studies teacher. Over these years, I have also taught seventh grade social studies as well as a number of different electives.
I have degrees from Brandeis University (Sociology and Near East and Judaic Studies) and Columbia University Teachers College, and received an extension certificate in social studies 7-9 from Fordham University. Prior to coming to Hastings, I had ten years' experience as a "generalist" in grades 3-6 where I taught all core subjects except for science. At FMS, I have been teaching only social studies, which, as my students know, is the most important subject as it connects to everything!
Teaching social studies is a natural fit for me as I love to travel and learn about different cultures and their history. I find ways to share my travel experiences with my students, showing them that the world is interconnected and theirs to explore. For the past eighteen years, I have also served as the Sixth Grade Team Coordinator. I enjoy planning and running special programs and trips for sixth graders.