Younger Infant Educators – Classroom Arnahvot (Bunnies)
Brittany Greeley, Ivy Hoferka
Older Infant Educators – Classroom Dageem (Fish)
Brenda Madyun, Hanna Amanuel, Cesia Garcia
Young Toddler Educators – Classroom Nemaleem (Ants)
Ragan Milner, Meghan Wrigley, Shoshana Blumenfeld
Older Toddlers – Classroom Doobeem (Teddy Bears)
Bryce Tallon, May Moe Aye, Kristen Schwalm
Young Twos Educators – Classroom Parparim (Butterflies)
Michelle Mark, Lucia Petrone, Ben Kraska
Older Twos Educators – Classroom Arayoht (Lions)
Amanda Wolfe, NaTosha Green, Fran Dun
Young Threes Educators – Classroom D’Voreem (Bees)
Holli Stegner, Maryann Runco
Older Threes Educators – Classroom Peeleem (Elephants)
Elana Raz, Diane Dzurikanin
Pre-K Educators – Classroom Dolfeeneem (Dolphins)
Katie Rahuba, Armonit Pendleton, Anubha Priyadarshi
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.