My name is Elena and I’m originally from Novosibirsk, Russia. I have lived in the US since 2001: previously my family and I lived in Odessa, Ukraine. Now my husband, son and I live in San Francisco where my son Alex is currently a student as SF State University. I earned my teaching credential from lzmail Pedagogical Institute in 1993 and have a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit from Foothill College in Palo Alto. I’ve been teacher for 15 years including for seven years at Palo Alto Gan Torah. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, travel and exploring our beautiful city. I’m very happy to be part of the wonderful community and teaching staff at Shalom School.