Younger Infant Educators – Classroom Arnahvot (Bunnies)
Taryn Brown, Garnet Starr and Kyla Linnen
Older Infant Educators – Classroom Dageem (Fish)
Brenda Madyun, Fran Dun and Kallai Linen
Young Toddler Educators – Classroom Nemaleem (Ants)
Hannah Petrone, Hanna Amanuel and Meghan Wrigley
Older Toddlers – Classroom Krisheem (Sharks)
Katie Rahuba, Kristen Schwalm, Tavia Moore and Lilian Martinez
Young Twos Educators – Classroom Arayoht (Lions)
Michelle Mark and NaTosha Green
Older Twos Educators – Classroom Parparim (Butterflies)
Bryce Tallon, Lucia Petrone and Diane Dzurikanin
Young Threes Educators – Classroom D’Voreem (Bees)
Norah Cauley and Maryann Runco
Older Threes Educators – Classroom Peeleem (Elephants)
Elana Raz and Bree Prioleau
Pre-K Educators – Classroom Dolfeeneem (Dolphins)
Chen Kirshner and Holli Stegner
Early Learning Center Operations
Julie has a Child Development Associates degree and has been working at Beth Shalom for over 10 years. Her favorite teaching moment was when she received the job of Studio Educator. Julie loves Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss. Outside of Beth Shalom she rides horses, goes fishing, enjoys outdoor cooking, and the Pittsburgh Penguins! Her favorite thing about Beth Shalom is that she has become like sisters with her other Beth Shalom educators.
Elaine has a BS in Applied Math, Engineering, and Physics, and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working in the industry, she spent four years teaching at a preschool. In the mid-1990s she mixed her former jobs together, found her true calling in science education, and has taught in a multitude of venues ever since. When she isn’t spending time with her husband and daughter, Elaine can often be found tending her garden and photographing insects.
Debbey has a BA in Psychology, a Master’s in Occupational Therapy, and certification as a Music Together teacher. Through college and grad school she taught Hebrew School music. After working for years in a variety of therapeutic settings, including Easter Seals, Head Start and the Center for Movement Therapy, she has spent over 10 years as an Early Intervention Home therapist and several years as a Music Together teacher. Debbey loves singing, moving, dancing and making music with the children and staff at Beth Shalom and sharing the joy it brings to everyone.
Hilary has a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education. She has worked in a variety of child care centers and after school programs, and spent a year teaching special education students in North Carolina. Her favorite teaching moment is story time. Interacting with the children by asking questions is also always enlightening. Hilary’s favorite children’s book is Oh the Places You’ll Go! Outside of Beth Shalom, she enjoys shopping, listening to music, working out, and anytime spent with friends is treasured. This is her sixth year at Beth Shalom and second as Director.
Pam brings years of working with children of all ages along with a knowledge of Pittsburgh and Squirrel Hill. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Theater, a Master’s Degree in General Psychology, and a PA Certified Teaching License for grades Pre-K thru fourth. She has also completed coursework in infant/parent development and early intervention. This is her second year as Assistant Director with Beth Shalom.