Team

Rachel Allan

Rachel Allen

Lead Teacher (Kindergarten)
rachel.allen@tbsmb.school

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.

Dana Brodie

Lead Teacher (2nd Grade)
Dana.Brodie@tbsmb.school

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 Brundrett

Associate Teacher (Elementary Level)
Kate.Brundrett@tbsmb.school

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 Schpilberg

Barbara Schpilberg

Judaic, Foreign Language and Physical Education Specialist (Elementary Level)/Associate Teacher (Kindergarten
barbara.schpilberg@tbsmb.school

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 holds a Masters 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 in the School of Living Judaism. She teaches different dance disciplines such as Modern Dance, Zumba and Hip-hop. She also teaches Yoga Music and Mommy & Me classes. Barbara currently teaches Spanish, Hebrew, Judaic Studies and P.E. to all Elementary levels.

Laura Gillman

Lead Teacher (1st Grade)
Laura.Gillman@tbsmb.school

A Michigan native, Laura gained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a double major in Language Arts. Since 2008, she has taught from pre-kindergarten to third grade. Laura enjoys running, yoga, her dogs, and of course, teaching! She has lived in Florida since 2014.