Michelle Binder- Fifth Grade Boys Secular Studies
Michelle Binder is so happy to be a part of the Emek family this year. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. Go Gators! She then received her master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She has been teaching for 18 years, most of which was spent in Jewish day schools in Los Angeles. A part of her career was spent back in Miami, teaching in the same Jewish day school she attended as a child. Now, back in Los Angeles, she is where she is supposed to be! It is an honor for her to nurture and educate the hearts and minds of your children.
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The teacher's assistant is Mariam Tovmasian.
Rabbi Moshe Zucker- Fifth Grade Boys Judaic Studies
Rabbi Moshe Zucker was born in Brooklyn, NY. He received his rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Zalman Nechemia Goldberg of Jerusalem, Israel. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Talmudic Law from Ohr Sameach Institute in Jerusalem, where he was part of the Ohr Lagolah Teacher's Preparation Program.
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Sherry Alter- Fifth Grade Girls Secular Studies
Sherry Alter was born in South Africa where she graduated from a Teachers Training College with a Bachelor Degree in Education. After teaching in Johannesburg for 10 years, she immigrated to L.A. in 1992 and has taught fifth and third grades in Jewish Day Schools for 20 years. Ms. Alter stays current with the latest teaching techniques by attending workshops and seminars on Education. She lives happily in Sherman Oaks with her 15 year old daughter, Alexandra, and their three loving dogs. Sherry is very excited to become a member of the Emek community.
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The teacher's assistant is Karen Giron.
Sapir Yehezkelof- Fifth Grade Girls Judaic Studies
Sapir Yehezkelof, an Emek alumni, was born and raised in Sherman Oaks, California. She received her teaching certificate from Bnos Chava Teachers Seminary in Israel and from Excelsior College, Sapir received her BA in Liberal Arts with a focus on Judaic Studies. Sapir stays current with the latest teaching techniques by attending workshops and seminars on Education. After working as a TA for two years, Sapir is excited to now be teaching 5th grade girls for the second year.
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Michelle Andron- Math
Michelle Andron is our Elementary School Vice Principal. The three words that best describe Michelle as an educator are passionate, committed, and innovative. She currently hold a Master’s Degree in Special Education with a specialization in Gifted Education and Technology Integration, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She began her educational career at Sinai Akiba Academy in Los Angeles, and stayed there for 12 years. In addition to teaching grades two through five, she became a teacher mentor/coach, and gifted coordinator. She has conducted workshops and coached teachers in schools all over Los Angeles and Miami in the areas of differentiated instruction, gifted education and curriculum development. Six years ago, she began working at Emek as curriculum coordinator and differentiated instruction specialist. Last year she had the opportunity to become the elementary vice principal. In addition to being an educator, she feels fortunate to have a wonderful husband and four children who inspire her on a daily basis.
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