The mother of two, Beth Baracani is a proud parent of an Adelson Campus 2011-2012 graduate. Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she moved to Las Vegas with her family in 2006, where she joined the staff at the former Hebrew Academy/Adelson Campus. Ms. Baracani holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and a post-baccalaureate degree in education from Cardinal Stritch University. Her passion for teaching shines through every day in the classroom where she says “I just love the little ones and watching them grow and develop is so rewarding for me.”
Deborah Castille received her undergraduate degree in child development, with an emphasis on family studies, from California State University, in her hometown of Los Angeles more than 20 years ago. Since then, she has built a successful and rewarding career working with young children — and still enjoys every minute of it. Married for over 20 years, Ms. Castille has three children, one of whom is a member of the graduating class of 2011.
Originally from Sandy Utah, but having lived in Chicago, Maryland and Oregon, Misty Drollinger feels that Las Vegas is her "lucky" city. She met her husband Jon in Las Vegas and it is the place where the joy of their lives, son Mason was born. She is also the proud parent of two Jack Russells, Jack and The Bean. Misty graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has a great love for children and feels thankful to be able to have a job doing what she loves.
Debbie Fink joined the Adelson campus in 2007. She received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Queens College, and extended her studies in Early Childhood Education at Southern Nevada Community College. Debbie and her husband, Mark relocated from New York to the Las Vegas area in 1999. They are the proud parents of two sons, one of which is enrolled at the Adelson campus. Debbie loves working with young children and strives to make her classroom a fun learning environment everyday!
An 20+ year veteran teacher, Yvonne Greenfield began her career at the former Hebrew Academy in 1999, after relocating from New Jersey. Ms. Greenfield, who views each child as a unique person, believes in teaching the entire child, focusing on confidence-building and elevating self-esteem. She is selflessly devoted to making a difference in each child’s life and inspiring a lifelong love of learning, so it came as no surprise when Ms. Greenfield was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Summerlin Children’s Forum in 2000. She recently completed her Child Development Accreditation, a nationally accredited certificate program for early childhood educators. Yvonne is also active in the community, teaching religious school and helping in various local youth activities.
Miri Hever and her husband moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles. Miri taught for twenty years in Los Angeles, working with children between the ages of four and six at both The University Synagogue and Adat Elohim. During those years she earned her E.C.E. units at UCLA extension. Miri and her husband of forty plus years have three children, two sons and one daughter. Their oldest son is a Scientist, the middle one is a Doctor, and their daughter is a Physical Therapist. Miri sets her goals very high at home and in the classroom. She is sure that "together we can turn our students into well-rounded young ladies and little gentlemen".
Hani Inbar is originally from Israel. She and her family moved to Las Vegas from Irvine California. She and her husband have three children. Oldest son Mor is a chef in Australia, daughter Lee is studying Criminology in San Diego, youngest son Ore is a student at the Adelson Campus. Hani worked at Vitzo, which is a preschool in Israel for four years and at TVT Kindergarten (another Jewish school) for six years. She loves working with children, has lots of patience, and lots of love to give. She enjoys cooking, exercising, and reading.
Nisha Rawlings was born in Las Vegas and moved back to Las Vegas from Lansing, Michigan. She is married to her High School sweetheart, Mike. They two sons who bring much joy and laughter to their home. She enjoys traveling and reading biographies. Her favorite color is green, especially Michigan State University green! She began her teaching career at a middle school in the Clark County School District and is now a proud member of the Adelson Preschool team. She believes preschool is the foundation of an education that will be built upon in the years to come.
Karin Soresman studied in South Africa, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in early childhood education. After immigrating to the United States, she earned another Bachelor's degree and went on to teach in day schools for two decades. Throughout her impressive career, she has received many awards as well as recognition for excellence, conferred by institutions in both South Africa and the United States. Nominated for "Teacher of the Year" (a Disney award), Ms. Soresman advanced all the way to the final round, and was later recognized by KVBC-TV, Channel 3 in Las Vegas as their "Teacher of the Month". With extensive training in speech and drama, she has produced many plays, and has completed her director's certificate in preschool education. Ms. Soresman says she is "thrilled to be entrusted with educating and promoting the best interests of each child in line with the philosophy of The Adelson Educational Campus".
Julie Steed has been with the school since 2008. She started with teaching preschoolers before working in administration. She is currently the Preschool and Lower School Administrative Assitant. She is an East Coast native. For 25 years, Ms. Steed operated a preschool in her home, fulfilling her desire to teach and be a stay-at-home mom for her four children and later to school her two grandchildren. She joins our faculty from Seton Academy West, where she was also a preschool teacher. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, she came to Las Vegas in 2000, by way of San Jose, California. Her commitment to teaching continues to be fueled by her love of children and “the joy of watching them grow, learn and develop into their own little selves. She holds an E.C.E. in preschool early childhood education, and is also a C.D.A. (Child Development Associate).
An accomplished Jewish musician, Joel Swedlove has served as the Head Songleader for camps and synagogues throughout the United States. Having performed and studied with some of the biggest names in Jewish Music, Joel provides the Adelson School with a unique voice and personality. While studying Film at Arizona State University, Joel found that his true passion was in Jewish Music, and teaching children that they are able to express their culture through music. Joel brings an energy to all of the classrooms, during Shabbat, and the various Holiday shows throughout the year. Joel is constantly working to ensure that the students at the Adelson School not only have a knowledge of the rich history of Jewish music, but also are learning about contemporary Judaic and Israeli Music. He looks forward to singing with the wonderful Adelson students for years to come.
Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Suzan Torres lived in Los Angeles for 24 years and taught at Temple Emanuel, a preschool in Beverly Hills, before moving to Las Vegas in 2004. Mrs. Torres is accredited by the Child Development Association, has her associate’s degree in early childhood education and is currently completing her bachelor’s degree. The mother of three, she is excited to be able to impart her knowledge and skills to her students at The Adelson Educational Campus.
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Ms. Tregerman is a graduate of the University of Maryland in Baltimore County. She holds a BA in political science. She moved to the Las Vegas area in 2002, and has three children enrolled at The Adelson Campus. Stacey joined the faculty of in 2008 and is currently completing her masters in Early Childhood Education.
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