Our school is staffed with trained educators. Each member of our school faculty is sensitive to the needs of the students and their families and has a strong commitment to quality education.
The faculty meets weekly to discuss curriculum, plan programs and share and exchange ideas. In order to uphold the high standards of our program, staff development is ongoing throughout the year. This ensures that our teachers remain alert to the ever-changing needs of today's families and to the findings of current research.
Our director and our teachers are an unusually dedicated group of professionals whose level of commitment to each child does not stop at the classroom door, and whose commitment to education is truly an avocation. As a result, they bring to their jobs a unique and special blend of professional skills and personal experience.
ANNAgraduated from Stavropol Higher Pedagogical College and continued her education at Rostov State Pedagogical University where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Preschool Education with a concentration in Child Psychology. Anna received a Site Supervisor Permit from the City College of San Francisco, She is in the process of completing a Program Director Permit.“Child development is a special interest of mine and personally gratifying because I know that I am integral part of a child's development along with their parents. This is my life's mission."
ELLAgraduated from a music college and prolonged her education by getting a Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching studies. After moving to USA, Ella took more courses in Early Childhood Education and obtained Site Supervisor Permit. In 2005, Ella received the Hellen Diller Award for excellence in Jewish education. Ella has over 25 years of experience of working with kids. “I am happy to be a part of Shalom School team, where I’ve been a teacher for more than 10 years”.
RIFKAhas recently completed her BA. She has been working with children since she was very young, and have learned the most through experience. “I view early childhood education as a means for nurturing a flower rather than filing an empty pail. I have worked with infants, toddlers, preschool children, and with children with special rights through Easter Seal's early intervention program”