Staff and Adminstration
The staff at Early Learning at Beth Sholom are a group of dedicated professionals who are committed to the safety and caring of children. As experienced educators, the teachers create a nurturing environment where children can grow and learn.
Julie T., Director of Early Learning: Julie has over 35 years of experience in education and over five years in the mental health field. She has been a teacher, a director, a STARS assessor and a Behavior Specialist for neurodivergent youth. Julie holds an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor's in Human Service/management and a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She loves spending time with her Sphynx cat and her adult son.
Carly T., Infant Room Teacher:
Kay Marie C. Toddlers: Teaching for Kay is a way to help children explore the world. Kay has been part of Beth Sholom for over 10 years. She loves spending time with her grandchildren. Kay loves spending time with the kids and enjoys their energy. Kay is also a grandmother.
Nancy M, Two's Teacher: Nancy has spent the past seven years teaching preschool. Her teaching style is a fun messy, hands-on approach allowing children to explore their world in a safe, age-appropriate setting. She believes in not only focusing on academic skills but also social, emotional and independent ones as well. She has an undergraduate degree in sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a teaching certificate from Fayetteville State University. Before becoming a preschool teacher, she spent many years teaching second grade in North Carolina.
Sheryl A., Three's Teacher:: Sheryl graduated from Widener University and has taught at Beth Sholom for over 16 yrs. She says, "I love my job so much, that I wake up every day and I am excited to see my students. Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning." Sheryl hopes she will impact a child's life so much, that maybe one day, they would want to be teachers. She loves spending time with her daughter and two cats,Lux and Milo.
Lisa B., Montessori: Lisa is a Montessori-trained teacher who works with all our Montessori program. She has been teaching preschool since 1990 and has been here for over 10 years. She studied Early Childhood Education. It is a new adventure every day, working with children! She has three children of her own.
Allison R. Pre-K Teacher: Allison has over 15 years of experience teaching young children. She taught in public school in first and second grade for 11 years. The past few years, she has enjoyed teaching PreK. She loves watching children light up when they learn something new! She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Elementary Education as well as a Masters in Early Childhood education. She has two daughters, one who was a graduate and another one who presently attending.
Evette P., Assistant Teacher: Evette enjoys working with kids and puts her heart into her work. She works in the toddler room and has two kids of her own at the school.
Jodi F., Assistant Director of Early Learning Jodi has over 30 years of experience teaching children and a Masters in Special Education. Her passion is working with preschool-age children, which is what she was been doing for the past 10 years. Jodi has worked at Beth Sholom as The Assistant Director since July 2022 and couldn't be happier. She is the proud mom of two children and a big labradoodle.
Illana D., Toddler Teacher:
Vered Z. Two's: Vered has her CDA and has been teaching for over 10 years. She has been at Beth Sholom for over 9. She has three children of her own- a boy and twin girls. Vered is a kid at heart and loves working in a Jewish environment.
Zehava A. Three's:
Zehava has been teaching for over ten years and has been with Beth Sholom for over 8. She has an Early Childhood Certification and is a Certified Medical Assistant. Zehava has three children of her own.
Shoshana N., Montessori: Shoshi has been teaching since 1995. Montessori is what she likes most about teaching at Beth Sholom. She loves watching the smaller children learn from older ones and the interaction between all of the children. Shoshi teaches Hebrew as well and children learn letters and songs. It is rewarding for Shoshi to see the children learn a new language. She loves spending time with her children and her grandchildren.
Jennifer S., Pre-K Teacher: Jen has a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Temple University. She has been teaching children since the year 2000, and with the Beth Sholom family from 2017. Her love of science encourages children to explore their world in new ways, and begin a life long love of learning.
Terry S, Floating Assistant:Terry taught in early childhood education for 9 years before coming to Beth Sholom. She has been working for Beth Sholom Congregation for over 30 years as an administrator assistance and in the early learning center.
Jennifer B, Floating Assistant: Jennifer loves being around babies and children. She believes that having a hand in nurturing their little personalities and individual interests is its own reward. She has a B.A., a J.D., is an active member of the Florida Bar, and speaks Hebrew. She’s also an adoring mother to her 4 year old son.