A Pardes parent for the past five years, Janette Wachs is in her second year as a teacher at Pardes. Mrs. Wachs provides academic reading support to students in kindergarten through second grade. She received her Bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin and earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a K-12 Reading Endorsement from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Now in her 20th year of teaching, Mrs. Wachs has taught kindergarten, first grade and second grade in Texas, Michigan and Minnesota. She and her husband are the proud parents of a son, who is in the eighth grade at Pardes and a daughter, who is a high school junior and a Pardes graduate.