Nate

Seventh Grade

What grade did you begin at Pardes? Third grade after my family relocated from New York What do you love most about Pardes Jewish Day School?  My friends and the atmosphere are always so warm. The teaching is great and the classes help to prepare you for the future. What is one word that best […]

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Dylan

Pardes Class of 2017; Phoenix Country Day School Class of 2021

For which years did you attend Pardes Jewish Day School? I attended second grade through eighth grade, and I graduated in 2017. Where did you continue your education? I have continued my education at Phoenix Country Day School. I feel that Pardes did an excellent job in preparing me for this school both in academic […]

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Mrs. Addi Fraser

Kindergarten Teacher

What do you love most about Pardes Jewish Day School? The incredibly supportive community of teachers, leadership, and parents. Why do you like teaching at Pardes Jewish Day School? I feel like I get to make a difference and give back to the Jewish Community that shaped me. I also love how Pardes feels like […]

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Mrs. Anna Lock

Eighth Grade Humanities Teacher

What do you love most about Pardes Jewish Day School? I love the focus on educating the whole child–academically, socially, and emotionally. Why do you like teaching at Pardes Jewish Day School? I like that I am allowed to teach outside the box, to try new concepts and utilize new strategies.  I like that we […]

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Mrs. Jessie Rubenstein

Jewish Studies Teacher

What inspired you to become a teacher? I was inspired to become a teacher by the amazing teachers I have had in my life. A good teacher enables students to explore who they are at their core in a safe and meaningful way. I was blessed to have such teachers, and they made me want […]

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Mrs. Nicole Stokes

Third Grade Teacher

What do you love most about Pardes Jewish Day School? I love the community feeling when we come together as a school for holidays, celebrations, and learning. Why do you like teaching at Pardes Jewish Day School? I love having the freedom to teach and differentiate the learning in my classroom for each student every […]

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Mrs. Laurie Burckhardt

Middle School Math and Science Teacher

What inspired you to become a teacher? It was a journey full of twists and turns, but there were several key moments that led me to become a teacher. One was when I served as a literacy volunteer and taught an adult to read. Another was when I volunteered in a women’s shelter and felt […]

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Leah

Sixth Grader

In which grade did you begin at Pardes? I have been at Pardes since Kindergarten. What do you love most about Pardes Jewish Day School? I love a lot of things about Pardes but there are two things that I love the most. I love the friendships that you make and how I get to […]

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