5th Grade Teacher, ISACS Coordinator
B.S. Elementary Education, cum laude — Bradley University, concentration- English; M.A. Educational Leadership and Principal Certification, Maryville University;
Reading and Writing Project Institute for Writing Coaches, Columbia University; 2009 recipient of Chidush Award for Jewish Educators — Boulder, Colorado; Pardes Summer Institute, Jerusalem
"When students construct their own individual meanings while participating in a lesson, they take ownership of their learning, and feel pride and accomplishment. I challenge my students as individuals, but also as active members of a community that works together to create a positive climate for learning."
B.A. Hebrew and Semitic Studies and Economics – University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.A. Foreign Language Acquisition – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; course work at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Spertus College of Judaic Studies in Chicago
Hebrew opens the door to a deeper understanding of Israel and its people, of our heritage and our shared history as a Jewish people. I love being able to hand my students the key to that door.
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."
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."
B.A. in Music - California State University, Chico; Master of Music - University of Colorado; Doctor of Music - Florida State University
Music is essential to human existence. It is a privilege to teach children and spark in them a lifelong relationship with the arts.
Social Studies Teacher
BA Communication, University of Missouri–Columbia
"I am inspired by our student athletes and their drive to learn and improve. It's very gratifying as a coach to have that kind of impact on a player."
BS Exercise and Sport Science- Pennsylvania State University
BA French, Language and Culture- Pennsylvania State University
Experiences that encourage creativity and collaboration can lead to mastery of new skills that will carry you for a lifetime. Guiding students through challenges and watching them grow in ability and confidence is simply one of the best parts of being on team Mirowitz!
Rabbi Tracy Nathan
B.A. in English Literature from Wesleyan University.
M.A. in Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania.
M.A. and Rabbinic Ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
"At Mirowitz, I love that I can be part of and help to build a community that embraces learning that is personally meaningful, transformative, values-driven, creative, intellectually vibrant, and joyful."
B.Sc. - Business - University of Arizona
M.A. - International Affairs - Washington University St. Louis
Twenty years classroom teaching experience, both traditional and non-formal settings - Hebrew language, ELA (in Israel), Israeli dance.
Both my children are Mirowitz grads (K-8th). I'm excited to be back at this wonderful school to help inspire and educate students and be an active part of the Mirowitz community.