Ms. Sara Abrams

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 go into education.

What makes teaching at Pardes special?

The warmth of community and family feel make Pardes a special place to call my second home.

What is a unique experience, talent, or interest that you bring to your classroom to help shape the learning experience of your students?

From an early age I have always found stories to be a fundamental part of my life, so naturally, exposing students to stories written by prolific writers, celebrating those perfect lines of poetry, and encouraging students to share their own stories felt like a calling from my own interests. I have a pin that says “reading is my cardio” and this enthusiasm for the written word is hopefully palpable in my classroom.

Describe how students benefit from the academic classes and being part of the Pardes community.

Academics at Pardes feel timely and current as we are constantly evolving our curriculum with students at the very center, so students benefit from this approach by taking part in one-on-one conferences, small group work, and developing as independent 21st Century Learners.

What sets Pardes Jewish Day School students apart from other students?

I would say that students at Pardes are mindful of the education they are receiving, demonstrating gratitude through a variety of medium whether that is the smile on their face when they reflect on a new strategy or a message of thanks as they leave your classroom each day.

When you aren’t teaching at Pardes, where can we find you?

I can be found traveling, whether that be within the pages of a book, cup of tea in hand as my loyal rescue pup, Britain, follows along, or journeying on foot through our big beautiful world.