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 wanted to be a part of this wonderful community. I have heard so many great things about Pardes that made me want to join the team and teach there. I would love to teach my students and get them involved in many fun learning experiences about the Jewish culture and religion, the country where I came from, and teaching Hebrew as their second language. Pardes has an excellence reputation for the quality of its teaching and I wanted to be part of such a wonderful school and community.

Q: What motivated you to become a teacher or to work in education?

A: Growing up, my mom and my aunt were educators. They loved their jobs and in fact, just retired a few years ago. I was always so proud to see them helping their students achieve their educational goals. I have been a teacher for five years now and could not imagine doing anything else.

Q: What do you enjoy most about teaching or working in education?

A: I love building relationships with my students. I also enjoy the moments  when my students first understand a new concept or see how the lesson applies directly to their lives. I get excited when students see improvement in their learning and skills. It is extremely rewarding to me to see their success. 

Q: What is the most important life lesson you want your students to learn in your class(es)?

A: Kindness and respect can go a long way. When you are kind and respectful, you are remembered. Little acts of kindness for people less fortunate is a great Mitzvah (good deed). Showing respect to people will not only help you earn respect yourself, but will also help you on the path to success. 

Q: How do you keep current with the subject areas you cover?

A: I am always trying to keep up with teaching trends in education through educational blogs, webinars, and relevant social media pages. I also enjoy attending conferences. 

Q: What was your favorite book as a child?

A: “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.

Q: What is your favorite book as an adult?

A: “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon 

Q: What are some of your interests/hobbies?

A: Yoga, hiking, movies, cooking, and eating out. 

Q: What are you most looking forward to this school year?

A: I am looking forward to starting my first year at Pardes. I am excited about working with a new staff and getting to know my students. I look forward to making a significant, positive impact on the lives of each of my students.