Becoming our Best Self

andrea Curriculum

It makes sense that a school that is all helping children become their best selves also hires faculty and staff who are seeking to become their best selves. A desire for personal and intellectual growth is a key indicator that we look for in hiring, and a component of our continuous quest for improvement.

No, we are never satisfied with status quo, not even during a pandemic. Here’s what Mirowitz “becoming its best” looks like right now:

  • Our Hebrew faculty is working with two outside coaches to complete our transition to the Proficiency Approach. Every two weeks, they spend the day learning, writing curriculum and aligning their Hebrew teaching to the ACTFL standards for teaching foreign languages.
  • This week, we welcomed new faculty members who share our love of learning. Morah Roxana Lichtman delivers learning support in Hebrew class and is a third permanent sub. Morah Tina Garcia has joined our academic support team as a full-time learning specialist.
  • Our literacy teachers are working together to incorporate more phonics into reading lessons in grades K-2.
  • We are working to improve the culture and milieu of our school in many ways, but most significantly by incorporating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion into every area of school life. Our faculty and administration are engaged in deep learning about systemic racism, and are beginning to scratch the surface of making sure Mirowitz is part of the solution.

We have the sacred responsibility of being your partners in raising a generation of leaders who celebrate every individual for who they are, made B’tzelem Elohim, in the image of God.

Your children deserve the best. They deserve the best teachers, the best curricula and the best community. They deserve a school that guides them to become their best selves, and at the same time, consistently works to become ITS best self as an institution. After all, they only have one childhood, and we are determined, as your partners, to fill it with meaning.

 

שבת שלום,

Cheryl