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Meet Art Teacher Hannah Carter

We welcome Mrs. Carter as our new Art teacher this year! Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I feel a real sense of community at Pardes. The faculty and students are committed to what they are doing and there is a shared love of learning amongst everyone on […]

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Meet Kindergarten Assistant and Jewish Studies Teacher Ady Heyman

We are thrilled to welcome Morah Ady to our Pardes community. Not only is she one of our kindergarten assistants, but she also teaches kindergarten Hebrew and Jewish Studies for kindergarten and first grade. Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I chose to work at Pardes because I […]

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Meet Hebrew Teacher Mark Wiseman

We welcome Moreh Mark to our Hebrew teaching staff this year! Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Montreal educators recommended the school to me. The information on the school website looked very impressive. Q: What motivated you to become a teacher or to work in education? A: I […]

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Meet Kindergarten Teacher Seli Allen

Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Pardes has been an amazing community for my children and our family the last three years. As an educator, I love the philosophy of Pardes. Therefore, I am extremely happy and excited to be teaching at Pardes! Q: What motivated you to […]

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Meet Director of Learning Resources Deborah Graham

Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I had been working at the Austin Jewish Academy in Austin, TX. I reached out to Pardes as soon as I relocated back to AZ. I was fortunate enough to have had perfect timing! I love what I do and I love […]

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Meet Humanities Teacher Ian Coupe

We welcome Mr. Coupe as our sixth grade Humanities teacher. Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Something that has stood out to me since my first conversations at Pardes is the strong community. The individuals that teach, study, and work at Pardes work hard to cultivate a thriving […]

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Meet Receptionist Shannon Ostrowski

Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: My husband Jack Ostrowski has been talking about what a wonderful community Pardes has been for over 11 years now. I was happy when an opportunity opened up. I have friends who have been working here for a long time as well […]

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Meet First Grade Teacher Rachael VanLandingham

We are excited to welcome Mrs. VanLandingham to our Pardes community! Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I was looking forward to reconnecting with my roots to the Jewish community. Q: What motivated you to become a teacher or to work in education? A: My first job was […]

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Meet Humanities Teacher Zach Oden

Mr. Oden teaches Eighth Grade Humanities. We are excited to welcome him to Pardes. Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Aside from a stellar academic reputation within the community, the faculty, staff, and students all conveyed a sense of pride, comradery, academic excellence, and fun that I was […]

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