3rd grade team

Each member of our distinguished faculty knows that the job responsibilities far exceed the job description. After all, we have the sacred task of nurturing young souls and inspiring young minds.

  • We provide the tools for self-confidence and the inspiration for a lifetime of learning.
  • We help each child to reach his or her potential, to fearlessly quest for knowledge and understanding.
  • We are creative, experienced and passionate. And in our hands we hold a life — the ultimate responsibility.

Lizzie Berkowitz

3rd Grade Teacher

B.A. Latin American, Carribbean and Iberian Studies — University of Wisconsin; Teaching certification from Lindenwood University; MAT — Lindenwood University; Certified Project WET instructor
"I love that this school is all about learning adventures. When students DO things, they think deeply...and significant learning is the result. My students and I are a team. We DO things to discover the wonders of the world."

Gaby Tullman

3rd Grade Teacher

B.A. English –Union College; M.S.T. Elementary Education –Fordham University; M.P.S. Reading & Special Education –Manhattanville College
"I am inspired by the enthusiasm and curiosity of my students, the freshness of their voices and the honesty of their self expression."

Dafna Kadan

Hebrew Teacher

B.S. Science, Tel Aviv, Israeli Scout Madrich, Training in Tal Am Hebrew curriculum.
I love to help children make a connection to Israel. In teaching them Hebrew language and Israeli culture, I am also teaching them about themselves.

Sagit Krieger

Hebrew Teacher

Val Toskin

Judaics Teacher

"At Mirowitz, we design our classrooms around our students' developmental needs, their family's Jewish values, their interests, and the latest research. My role is to listen, observe, nourish, support, make room for discovery, and create challenges. It is such a fulfilling position!"

Betti Blumoff

Music and Drama Teacher

Bachelor of Music Education — University of Missouri Kansas City Conservatory of Music; minor in Drama; Master of Music — Southern Illinois University; Certified in Orff Education Levels I and II; Kodaly Certification; Music Educator in elementary schools for 36 years.
"My favorite memories of childhood centered around choir practice, concerts and musical theater performances. I am honored to now give my students the opportunity to discover their own talents."

Patti Boggs

PE Teacher

B.S. Physical Education and Health — University of Missouri-St. Louis
"PE allows children to try new things, to move in different ways and to get their hearts pumping. They quickly discover that fitness is fun, that achieving physical goals is rewarding, and that aerobic movement leads to deeper learning all day long."

Suzanne Burack

Art Teacher

MAT, Communication Arts — Webster University; BFA, Graphic Communication and BSBA, Marketing — Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Graduate of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School
"My eyes light up when a student creates a carefully thought out piece of art. I can see their ownership and confidence grow. The excitement of their successful delights me and encourages us both to take on greater challenges."