Sharon Cores

Sharon 3.jpgSharon Cores is celebrating her 20th year at the Jewish Preschool of Lexington, having previously obtained a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and working in a variety of residential and clinical settings for over 20 years. Prior to receiving her Early Childhood Certification through the Early Childhood Institute at Hebrew College, Sharon developed and facilitated toddler playgroups, Tot Shabbat, and Early Childhood religious school programs at her synagogue for 25 years. In addition to being the Education Director here at JPL, Sharon is the Lead Teacher in the Pre-K class and especially loves introducing young children to the natural wonders and artistic representations of the world around them. She has traveled to Israel as our shagrirah (representative) to the Boston-Haifa Early Childhood Connection.

 

 

 

Martha Deitsch

Martha 1..jpgMartha Deitsch has been a teacher at the Jewish Preschool of Lexington for more than 15 years. Her degree in Theatre/Dance and Art is invaluable for teaching, inspiring and furthering the children’s love of learning. Her years as a volunteer and former Co-President of Maimonides PTA has given Martha the experience to create fun and engaging programming for the children and parents alike. She continues to work side-by-side with the teachers at JPL to support the curriculum and daily activities. Martha especially enjoys creating the Torah Story Felt Board Collection and is our consultant on all things creative.

Alex Cores

Alex 1.jpgAlex started his career at JPL as a summer counselor when he was just 15 years old. He continued as a summer staff member when home from college, followed by an afternoon counselor position. Eight years ago, he joined us a full-time staff member. Alex is our “scientist in residence.” His love for exploring our immediate environment, and his extensive knowledge of bugs, creepy-crawlers, and insects, are a magnet to children and adults. Alex has a background in instrumental music and choral performance, for which he holds an Associate Degree, as well as a teaching certificate from Hebrew College. Alex was involved in a choral group for children with various learning challenges. Alex brings with him his love and excitement for exploring our natural environment.

Iris Rozenberg

Iris 1.jpgIris started her formal career at JPL five years ago. But we have known Iris for the past seventeen years when she first enrolled her oldest daughter at our preschool. All her three girls graduated (JPL, of course!) but she stayed on as a teacher. Iris holds a BA in Education and Judaic studies, and MSC in human resources, as well as a teaching degree. When not at JPL, Iris teaches Judaic and Hebrew studies at various Hebrew Schools, enjoys dancing, singing and traveling. She and her husband are native Israeli and are raising their three daughters in Lexington. Iris brings to JPL her warmth, smile, love for teaching, and extensive educational background.

 

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Angela Schatz

angela.jpgAngela is a graduate of Lesley University, began her position at JPL as a Creative Movement specialist while her youngest child was attending JPL in 1994. The children and teachers love her enthusiasm and her way of engaging everyone in her classes. While living in Israel for over 20 years, she received her certification Israeli Dance instruction, married and became a proud mother of four children. Angela uses her many skills and talents to teach creative movement to babies through 98-year-olds at schools, congregations, and senior centers in the Greater Boston area. She also leads Shabbat services for young children and teaches Hebrew language at various congregations.