Teachers

P1A

Mrs. L. Marzel

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
Gym

Favourite inspirational quote:
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

I hope to instill in my students
An everlasting love for learning

Mrs. S. Biegeleisen

Where did you grow up?
Montreal

What was your favourite subject in school?
I always enjoyed the chance to express myself in writing so essay and composition writing were definitely my favourites. I also enjoyed science.

Favourite inspirational quote:
Expect nothing and everything is a gift

I hope to instill in my students
A love and excitement for learning and exploring the world.

Grade 1

Mrs. T. Steinfeld

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
Art

Favourite inspirational quote:
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

I hope to instill in my students
A love for learning

Mrs. S. Freedman

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
French

Favourite inspirational quote:
The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
(William Arthur Ward)

I hope to instill in my students
A growth mindset

Grade 2

Mrs. R. Feintuch

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
Science & Art

Favourite inspirational quote:
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors.  It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who are merely walking about.  All democrats object to men being disqualified by accident of birth; tradition objects to their being disqualified by accident of death.

I hope to instill in my students
Education, Enthusiasm, Empathy, Esteem

Ms. J. Pick

Where did you grow up?
Cape Town, South Africa

What was your favourite subject in school?
Art

Favourite inspirational quote:
“A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.” Nelson Mandela

I hope to instill in my students
A love of learning and an interest in being valuable members of the community

Grade 3

Mrs. D. Grossman

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
Math

Favourite inspirational quote:
Never stop learning because life never stops teaching

I hope to instill in my students
The desire to work together, collaboratively, cooperatively, to communicate with others and to learn to compromise

Mrs. T. Eisenberg

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
History

Favourite inspirational quote:
מכל מלמדי השכלתי ומתלמדי יותר מכלם

I hope to instill in my students
A lifelong love of learning

Grade 4

Rabbi M. Biegeleisen

Where did you grow up?
Lakewood, NJ

What was your favourite subject in school?
גמרה

Favourite inspirational quote:
Reach for the stars, but keep your feet on the ground.

I hope to instill in my students
Everyone can succeed in anything.  Just put your mind to it.

Grade 5

Miss S. Gilboord

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
I didn’t like school until Grade 8.  My English teacher in Grade 9 was amazing, and ensured I loved reading and writing.

Favourite inspirational quote:
“A wise man plans ahead” – Pirkei Avos

I hope to instill in my students
A sense of humour is important.

Mrs. D. Gross

Where did you grow up?
Toronto, Ontario

What was your favourite subject in school?
חומש, Math

Favourite inspirational quote:
Thank you Hashem

I hope to instill in my students
Middos Tovos – realize there’s more to live than “I” – there’s also the other “guy”

Grade 6

Mrs. L. Zlatkin

Where did you grow up?
Israel

What was your favourite subject in school?
Biology

Favourite inspirational quote:
“Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.”
“There is no substitution for hard work.”

I hope to instill in my students
Striving for progress

Mr. D. Schwartz

Where did you grow up?
Toronto

What was your favourite subject in school?
Geography

Favourite inspirational quote:
“I’m just preparing my impromptu remarks.” – Winston Churchill

I hope to instill in my students
Most things are learned out of school

Grade 7

Mr. D. Sudaley

Where did you grow up?
Teaneck, NJ

What was your favourite subject in school?
From an early age I started playing music.  At age 6 ½ I was playing and at age 10 I began cello.

Favourite inspirational quote:
Rabbi Dessler: “People think that you give to those whom you love; the real answer is you love those to whom you give.”

I hope to instill in my students
A strong sense they can accomplish!

Mr. D. Schnarch

Where did you grow up?
Montreal

What was your favourite subject in school?
Science

Favourite inspirational quote:
From my mother who used to tell me to work hard because if they can make penicillin out of moldy cheese, they can make something out of you 

I hope to instill in my students
The desire for inquisitiveness and life-long learning

Grade 8

Mr. A. Myerowitz

Where did you grow up?
Calgary and Vancouver

What was your favourite subject in school?
Math

Favourite inspirational quote:
“Success means doing the best we can with what we have.  Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.  Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.” – Zig Zaglar

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” – Vince Lombardi

I hope to instill in my students
Learning can be fun

Mr. L. Ney

Where did you grow up?
Alliston, ON

What was your favourite subject in school?
Math

Favourite inspirational quote:
“Keep your sunny side up!”

I hope to instill in my students
Fair Play

Remedial

Mrs. Lidsky
Resource Room Coordinator

Mr. R. Kohn

Where did you grow up?
Thornhill

What was your favourite subject in school?
Philosophy

Favourite inspirational quote:
“I learned much Torah from my teachers, more from my peers and from my students more than everyone.”  (Rebbe, Makos 10a)

I hope to instill in my students
Analyze.  Strategize and TAKE ACTION!

Mrs. M. Schulman

Where did you grow up?
Bronx, NY

What was your favourite subject in school?
Hashkafa and Psychology

Favourite inspirational quote:
“S-T-R-E-T-C-H, don’t KVETCH!  Life is filled with chesed “CHOPP”ortunities; grab them!”

I hope to instill in my students
A positive “can-do” mindset