Rachel was born and raised in New York, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in elementary education. She moved to Florida in May of 2012 and is currently working on her Master of Arts in early childhood special education at the University of Miami. Active and athletic, she played in the Pan Am Maccabi Games in Brazil with the Women’s USA Soccer Team.
A native to Florida, Dana had a double major in elementary education and human and social development from the University of Miami. She received a Master of Science in educational leadership from St. Thomas University. Dana holds endorsements in special education, ESOL, and gifted education. She has over 10 years of experience working with children. Both Dana and her fiancé are Temple Beth Sholom members.
Kate is a nature enthusiast originally from Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in 2012. Then she moved to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for graduate school and unexpectedly fell in love with teaching. Kate served as a garden instructor and curriculum writer with a non-profit organization that builds school vegetable gardens. Kate enjoys ballet, cycling, and all things nature/science-related.
Barbara grew up in Argentina and moved to Miami in 1997. She graduated Cum Laude from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a Minor in English. She also has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She has earned her Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, which is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education. Barbara is a Jewish educator. She taught Hebrew and Jewish education to first and third grades at the School of Living Judaism. She teaches different dance disciplines like Modern Dance, Zumba and Hip-hop. She also teaches Yoga Music and Family Yoga.
Born a fifth generation on Miami Beach, Randi received her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Syracuse University, New York, as well as her Master of Science in early childhood education and special education from Touro College in Manhattan, New York. She has been teaching since 2006 between the levels of pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade. She taught seven years at the Rodeph Sholom School on the Upper West Side of New York as well as five years at the Cushman School here in Miami. She is very involved in our community and looking forward to getting back in touch with her Jewish roots.