Ms. Jennifer Adams

Music Theater Teacher

What inspired you to become a teacher? I come from a long line of teachers. My mom taught elementary, my grandpa taught middle school science, and my dad has been a teacher in many different capacities. We all love to make learning fun and engaging, as well as the enjoyment we get from watching the […]

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Ms. Allison Clark

Middle School Math Teacher

What inspired you to become a teacher? I have always enjoyed working with children. I realized I could put that love into a career and help guide, mentor, and teach those children. I wanted to take my love of learning and pass it on to the next generation. What makes teaching at Pardes special? Everything! […]

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Ms. Sara Abrams

Middle School Humanities Teacher

What inspired you to become a teacher? I have always enjoyed working with children from my first babysitting business in fifth grade to the countless hours spent in classrooms and theaters once I graduated high school. I have always reveled in the potential children have to make our future bright, so it was natural to […]

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Ms. Jena Olgin

Kindergarten Teacher

What do you love the most about Pardes Jewish Day School? I love the community at Pardes.  Our families, teachers and staff are amazing.  When I am on campus, there is a positive energy.  Teachers know all the children on campus and everyone looks out for one another.  The teachers want to be there and […]

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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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