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YU fellows teaching, learning in L.A. schools

by Julie Gruenbaum Fax

November 3, 2010 | 10:13 am

Six teachers in Los Angeles day schools are receiving mentorship and advanced degrees in education through the Legacy Heritage Teacher Training Fellowship and Give Back Fellowship at the Yeshiva University (YU) Institute for University-School Partnership.

Through the Legacy fellowship, the teachers receive a full tuition fellowship for three summers working toward a master’s degree in education at YU’s Azrieli Graduate School, while during the year they teach at local day schools, mentored by experienced principals and teachers. Fellows commit to teaching in day schools for two years following the program.

Give Back Fellows are college graduates who commit to working in a Jewish school for a year.

The Los Angeles fellows are Sara Schwartz and Ouriel Hassan at Maimonides Academy, Jessica Tabak at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy, Noam Weissman at Shalhevet High School, Arye Sufrin at YULA Boys High School and Annie Wasserman at YULA Girls High School.

“Day schools today yearn for young, passionate teachers who can serve as role models and help make content engaging, relevant and meaningful,” said Joey Small, associate director of teacher recruitment and placement at the institute.

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