What is your role at Soille?
I work as the First Grade Teacher’s assistant.
Tell us a little bit about your history such as where you grew up, brothers and sisters . . .
I grew up in San Diego, California, my heritage, though, is Mexican and Israeli. I have two younger sisters and one older brother. I actually went to school at Soille and graduated in 2009. I continued onto Torah high and eventually found my passion for teaching.
What/who made the most impact on you during your school years?
I was blessed to have amazing teachers when I went to Soille, especially Morah Liat, Mrs. Rivard, Mrs. Weiser and Morah Weiser. They are still teachers at Soille Hebrew Day school. When I was younger, I remember being in their classes and them not only pushing me to learn, but also pushing me to be strong and independent. It is truly because of all of my teachers that I have so much passion for what I do.
What are some of your talents, activities or hobbies that occupy your time when not at work?
I love to go out of the house, I live near the beach so I like to spend most of my days-off there, or climb mountains. We have a lot of beautiful places to go hiking in San Diego.
Who is someone you look up to and why?
I look up to my mom. For as long as I have been in this world she has taught me to have love for everyone, to be happy no matter what, and of course how to keep my room clean. She is my inspiration.
What do you like most about working at Hebrew Day?
The thing I like most is the students. I see them grow more everyday, and understand why they do midot. It’s special to see that connection and inspires me to be a better teacher.
What does “Jewish Learning for Successful Living” mean to you?
Having a diverse range of kids who love to learn about Israel and Torah and be excited about all aspects of life, and, most importantly, have so much respect for one another above all else, is what “Jewish Learning for Successful Living,” not only means to me, but is what we instil within the children at Hebrew Day.
Tell us about a moment you had a great impact on students during your time as a teacher.
Or, tell us about a moment in your life you are proud of.
I don’t know if I’ve been here long enough to make an impact on them, but the greatest moment is when you hear a student repeat a lesson about respecting one another or how Hashem is involved with everything. It’s a realization about how far your teachings can go for life and how you students treat others around them.