I have always been passionate about teaching and being around children. Each day I look forward to our enthusiastic children discovering new ways of learning and experiencing the world.  Our integrated curriculum of Jewish life and culture with science, math and literacy development is very meaningful to me.  I’m from the Former Soviet Union where we did not have the freedom to study and enjoy our heritage.  Being able to freely celebrate Shabbat and all the Jewish holidays with the children is a joy for me.

In Russia, I graduated with degrees in Music and Voice.  We are always learning songs and playing music games in Shalom School that create a holistic way of learning and internalizing Jewish values.  I also received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Education in the Former Soviet Union.  After moving to the USA, I continued Early Childhood Education and obtained my Site Supervisor permit.

I am very happy to be part of the Shalom School team since 1998.  I was honored to receive the Hellen Diller Award for Excellence in Jewish Preschool Education in the Bay Area in 2005.