Kindergarten (גן חובה) – Angela Schatz (אנג’לה שץ)
Angela Schatz has been on staff at the Israeli School in Lexington, MA since 2007. She currently teaches pre-k and kindergarten and in the past has also taught preschool and first grade.
A graduate of Lesley University in 2001, Angela has many skills, including Creative Dance specialist , Israeli Folk dance instructor/facilitator, Tot Shabbat leader, and Conversational Hebrew instructor.
Angela has a rich background in dance, having taught, choreographed and performed in both Israel and the U.S. Angela’s joy of teaching is evident in the classroom, where she utilizes song, arts and crafts, games, dance, hard work, love and joy. She uses her skills and experience to teach babies to 98 year-olds in the greater Boston area.
Biggeners (כיתת המתחילים) – Gitit Shoval (גיתית שובל)
I’m a musician, vocalist, vocal instructor and Hebrew teacher. I have released ten solo albums, four of them for children (Holiday and Birthday songs), which have been certified Triple Platinum.
I am a children’s author (one book published and one in final stages). For years I have been in the voice-overs industry – acting, translating, and directing television series and movies for children in Hebrew. I am the voice of Smurfette from “The Smurfs”, and Barbie from “The Barbie Movies”, as well as many others.
I teach at several Hebrew schools, and am highly enjoying my work at the Israeli School of Lexington.
Biggeners (כיתת המתחילים) – Tutti Druyan (תותי דרויאן)
I’m a singer, musician, and a Hebrew and music teacher. I have a degree in the Performing Arts, and am currently working on my Master’s degree in Teaching Hebrew as a Second Language at Middlebury College.
Throughout my life I have done voice-overs for cartoons in Hebrew and English, including The Smurfs, Dragon Tales, the Barbie Movies, Miffy, My Little Pony, Thomas the Tank Engine, and more.
Advanced class (מתקדמים) – Yael Marx (יעל מרקס)
Yael has been working as a teacher for almost twenty years. She has a BA degree in literature and cinema studies, and MA in literature, as well as high school teaching certificate.
Yael has taught in Israeli and American high schools and after school Hebrew schools. In addition to her teaching position in the Israeli School of Lexington, Yael teaches Hebrew in Temple Shir Tikva in Winchester as well as one-on-one tutoring at her house.
She enjoys teaching through dialogue with her students and believes in the written word, literature, and its power to educate, enrich and please the reader.
Besides teaching, Yael is an active artist and presents her work in exhibitions. Her work centers on acrylic painting. Yael is married to Renan and mother of three girls: Halel, Dror and Gaya.
School Principal and Educational Director (מנהל) – Barak Cerf (ברק סרף)
Barak Cerf is a Doctorate for Modern Languages candidate at Middlebury College. He earn his Master of Art in Teaching from Brandeis university and his BA in Middle-Eastern studies, History and HR Management from Ben-Gurion University.
Barak teaching experience includes all level and ages: Elementary, secondary, University, LLL (long life learners), online teaching in the prestige US Air-Force educational program, and Mentoring in the Master of Teaching program (Hebrew as a Second Language) at Middlebury College.
Barak served for more than a decade in the Israeli secret service as an operational team leader.