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Administration

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Camille McCue, Ph.D

Upper School Principal
camille.mccue@adelsoncampus.org
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Camille McCue, Ph.D

Upper School Principal
camille.mccue@adelsoncampus.org
Camille Moody McCue, PhD is a school leader, STEM teacher, and Dummies author who currently serves as the Principal of the Upper School at Adelson. She was previously the Director of Technology and Curriculum Innovations, a role in which she and her team crafted the school's Tech Initiative, including one-to-world computing device rollout and construction of the Startup Incubator. Throughout her career, Dr. McCue has held a variety of educational leadership and technology roles including marketing personal computers for IBM; founding and directing Dawson College Bound; tele-teaching math and physics via satellite; conducting community outreach for PBS; producing and anchoring NASA-TV programming; instructing teacher technology development at the university level; serving as a founding team member of UNLV Distance Learning; writing aerospace and 3D design and printing curriculum for Project Lead The Way; and teaching STEM courses including AP Computer Science, enriched math, and Future Cities Engineering. She earned her BA in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MA and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. McCue has authored eleven Dummies technology books and has received the Tech Exec Lifetime Achievement Award from Cox Business. She sits on the Education Board of the Discovery Children's Museum.
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Lilach Bluevise

Lower School Principal
Lilach.bluevise@adelsoncampus.org
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Lilach Bluevise

Lower School Principal
Lilach.bluevise@adelsoncampus.org
Lilach Bluevise has been a teacher and an administrator in the US and in Israel for over 25 years. With experience in formal education, experiential education and special education, Lilach has been teaching different grades from elementary school throughout high school. She is passionate about educating the whole child and about creating a supportive and safe school community for students and staff. She believes that learning should be authentic, meaningful and driven by students' interests. She is working on promoting excellent teaching, critical thinking and rigor while integrating general studies and Jewish studies with 21 century skills. As a recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for excellence in Jewish education (2008), she is leading her staff in professional development and promoting excellence in teaching. Lilach holds a B.A. in Political Science and Special Education, a teaching certificate, and a master's degree in Educational Policy and Organization from Tel Aviv University. She was a fellow in cohort 3 of Project SuLam for leadership in Jewish education (by RAVSAK), she is a NETA Hebrew curriculum master teacher, and an expert in Israel Education. She is a mother of 3 girls, the oldest is a soldier in the IDF, an AEC graduate (class of 2019) and a current Lower School student.
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Frieda Friedman

Chief Financial Officer
frieda.friedman@adelsoncampus.org
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Frieda Friedman

Chief Financial Officer
frieda.friedman@adelsoncampus.org
Frieda Friedman joined the Adelson Educational Campus this summer, July 2016. She graduated with a BS in Economics and an MBA in Finance from Rutgers University. She obtained her CPA while starting her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers. She has held the position of Chief Financial Officer at The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County and The Willow School, both in New Jersey. Frieda recently moved from New Jersey to join our school and will work on maintaining our financial sustainability and developing systems to streamline our procedures. She is the mother of two sons.
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Alli Abrahamson

Director of Advancement & Admissions
alli.abrahamson@adelsoncampus.org
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Alli Abrahamson

Director of Advancement & Admissions
alli.abrahamson@adelsoncampus.org
Alli Abrahamson joined the Adelson Educational Campus staff after relocating from NYC with her husband and two children, who are happy to be students at our School. She holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she sits on the Admissions Committee and established the Alumni Ambassadors program to strengthen the School's connection with admitted students. After working for over 15 years in marketing and management consulting in various industries including education and other non-profits, Alli has chosen to leverage her business acumen to enthusiastically communicate and shepherd the values and goals of our school.
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Matt Boland

Director of Marketing & Communications
matt.boland@adelsoncampus.org
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Matt Boland

Director of Marketing & Communications
matt.boland@adelsoncampus.org
Matt Boland is a strategic marketing specialist, joining the Adelson Educational Campus with over 20 years of experience in storytelling, branding, and creating communications plans for highly successful companies. His first job after graduating with a BA in Communications from the University of Rhode Island was working on Sportscenter at ESPN. Matt's passion for storytelling transitioned into a 13 year career at HBO where he won three Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award for his writing and producing roles on various documentaries. Matt left HBO to start a real estate development company specializing in ultra exclusive golf communities, working with Tiger Woods and Davis Love III to open Diamante Cabo San Lucas, recently awarded one of Top Golf Resorts in the World. Matt will be responsible for creating the Adelson Educational Campus marketing and communication plans, emphasizing clear and consistent communication both internally and publicly. 
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Todd Peters

Chief of Security & Safety
todd.peters@adelsoncampus.org
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Lynn Wexler

Director of Development
lynn.wexler@adelsoncampus.org
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Lynn Wexler

Director of Development
lynn.wexler@adelsoncampus.org
Lynn Wexler is thrilled to return to the Adelson School as the Director of Development, having formerly been a parent of three Adelson School graduates.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Journalism from Villanova University. For over twenty years, Lynn enjoyed a high-profile career in the media spotlight in New York and Los Angeles as a television reporter and news writer and anchor. Her work as a print journalist has been featured in substantial publications where she’s interviewed numerous people of note on the world stage. Lynn transitioned into non-profit development when her children were born, working with a prestigious private school in Los Angeles and eventually for the Nevada Diabetes Association in Las Vegas. Lynn has served as a board member of the Jewish National Fund, the AIPAC Advisory Council, and the Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy Council. As Director of Development at the Adelson School, she looks forward to showcasing and advancing the school’s reputation for outstanding facility, academics, Jewish values, progressive technology, and as a nurturing and intimate community environment. 

Administration Office & Support Staff

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Vicky Asher

Receptionist
Vicky.Asher@adelsoncampus.org
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Sanaz Drake

School Nurse
sand.drake@adelsoncampus.org
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Ilana Aybar Agron

Creative Director
ilana.aybaragron@adelsoncampus.org
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Ilana Aybar Agron

Creative Director
ilana.aybaragron@adelsoncampus.org
ILana Aybar Agron was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. Upon completion of her military service in the air force, She graduated Tel Aviv University (TAU) studying B.A and M.A in Arts. Additionally she graduated Beit Berl College Hamidrassha, Maymad _ Tel Aviv College and has been certified to teach NETA Program. ILana has earned additional certifications of Events Management at The Ministry of Education, The Zionist Organization of Tel Aviv and taught at Teva school and A.D Gordon, were she also was the Coordinator of Holiday Events. In Israel, ILana had an Art studio which Specialized in Multimedia, Print and Events and worked as the Events Coordinator for the Ministry of Science, Culture & Sports, where she was responsible for the awards of Art, Design & Architecture, Coordinator of Awards and Scholarship Committees and Organizer of Artist Exhibitions. As a volunteer, With Therapy Through Art, She counseled abused children at the Aviva Center. She is the mother of two girls, loves traveling, reading and creating art.
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Barbara Lockhart

Accountant
Barbara.Lockhart@adelsoncampus.org
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Tiffanie Zuttermeister

Admissions Coordinator/Registrar
tiffanie.zuttermeister@adelsoncampus.org

Lower School

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Lilach Bluevise

Lower School Principal
Lilach.bluevise@adelsoncampus.org
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Lilach Bluevise

Lower School Principal
Lilach.bluevise@adelsoncampus.org
Lilach Bluevise has been a teacher and an administrator in the US and in Israel for over 25 years. With experience in formal education, experiential education and special education, Lilach has been teaching different grades from elementary school throughout high school. She is passionate about educating the whole child and about creating a supportive and safe school community for students and staff. She believes that learning should be authentic, meaningful and driven by students' interests. She is working on promoting excellent teaching, critical thinking and rigor while integrating general studies and Jewish studies with 21 century skills. As a recipient of the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for excellence in Jewish education (2008), she is leading her staff in professional development and promoting excellence in teaching. Lilach holds a B.A. in Political Science and Special Education, a teaching certificate, and a master's degree in Educational Policy and Organization from Tel Aviv University. She was a fellow in cohort 3 of Project SuLam for leadership in Jewish education (by RAVSAK), she is a NETA Hebrew curriculum master teacher, and an expert in Israel Education. She is a mother of 3 girls, the oldest is a soldier in the IDF, an AEC graduate (class of 2019) and a current Lower School student.
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Daniel Kelly

Assistant Principal Lower School
daniel.kelly@adelsoncampus.org
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Daniel Kelly

Assistant Principal Lower School
daniel.kelly@adelsoncampus.org
Daniel Kelly graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a B.S. in Physical Education. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from The University of Texas-Arlington. He is a Registered Athletic Administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). He joined the Adelson Educational Campus in 2008 as a teacher and was the school’s Athletic Administrator from 2012 - 2018. Mr. Kelly began to work in the Lower School as the Assistant Principal in 2017. He also has completed the year-long YOU LEAD program through PRIZMAH. Mr. Kelly was also was a 42nd round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2002. He has 3 children who attend Adelson and is married to his wonderful wife Kellie Kelly.
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Susan Tecktiel

Lower School Curriculum Coordinator
susan.tecktiel@adelsoncampus.org
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Susan Tecktiel

Lower School Curriculum Coordinator
susan.tecktiel@adelsoncampus.org
Susan Tecktiel joined the faculty of the Adelson Educational Campus in 2010. A veteran Jewish Day School teacher, she previously taught at The Ramaz Lower School in New York City, The Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City, and The Epstein School in Atlanta. Susan earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Missouri and graduated Summa Cum Laude . She received a master’s degree with honors in Gifted Education from the University of Louisville. Her goal is to instill a lifelong love of learning in her students, which she fosters by building a challenging, supporting, and fun learning environment. Susan was awarded The Jewish Nevada Educator of the Year award in 2016 and is a certified Mentor Teacher by the Jewish New Teacher Project. Susan also serves as the Director of Camp Yofi at Ramah Darom, a Jewish family camp for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, located in Georgia. Susan has three children, one who is a current Adelson High School student and two Adelson graduates.
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Susan Baker, Ph.D

Lower School Educational Specialist
susan.baker@adelsoncampus.org
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Susan Baker, Ph.D

Lower School Educational Specialist
susan.baker@adelsoncampus.org
Susan Baker was born in Reno, Nevada and has lived in Nevada all her life. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She taught elementary school with the Clark County School District for 12 years. She began her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership/Curriculum Development at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed it as San Diego State University. In 2013, Susan completed the Orton-Gillingham Associates Level Course for assisting students with Dyslexia. Susan enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and taking long walks with her dogs. She has been married to Lynn for 34 years and has one daughter currently attending college at Pacific University.
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Dina Rudaizky

Lower School Hebrew & Judaics Coordinator
dina.rudaizky@adelsoncampus.org
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Dina Rudaizky

Lower School Hebrew & Judaics Coordinator
dina.rudaizky@adelsoncampus.org
Dina Rudaizky has been in Education for the past 22 years. She grew up in Denmark and graduated the Copenhagen Jewish Day School. Later she assumed the position as Director of the Jewish Youth Organization (B'nei Akiva) in Scandinavia. She served as camp Director for camps in Scandinavia and Europe for many winter and summers. Mrs. Rudaizky received her Bachelor's degree in Professional Education from Brighton University, England, and earned her Teaching diploma from Bar-Ilan University and Washington-Hill in Israel. Mrs. Rudaizky started her teaching career in Israeli public schools, and afterwards joined the faculty at Solomon Schechter School in Memphis, TN, where she taught Hebrew and Judaic studies, coordinated the Tal Am Curriculum, programs, and led prayer services for 11 years. In 2010 Mrs. Rudaizky moved to Houston,TX, and joined the faculty at Beth Yeshurun Day School, where she coordinated programs, mentored teachers and taught Hebrew and Judaic studies. Mrs. Rudaizky is a Holocaust scholar, and has worked with various public and private schools to integrate Holocaust Studies into their curriculum. This is Mrs. Rudaizky’s fifth year at the Adelson Campus. She is excited to be part of the Adelson family, and believes that with creative and experiential learning, students can grow academically and spiritually.
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Stephanie Antonville

Preschool: 3's - Red Ladybugs
Stephanie.Antonville@adelsoncampus.org
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Stephanie Antonville

Preschool: 3's - Red Ladybugs
Stephanie.Antonville@adelsoncampus.org
Stephanie was born and raised in Southern California. She recently moved to Las Vegas Nevada. She attended Cal State University Northridge where she received her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood with an emphasis in Child Psychology. She holds her teaching license which she obtained through UCLA extension and Moorpark Community College. She has been teaching preschool for over 15 years. This is her first year at Adelson and she is very excited to begin a new journey.
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Ifat Bega

Preschool: 3's - Red Butterflies/Ladybugs/Dragonflies
ifat.bega@adelsoncampus.org
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Ifat Bega

Preschool: 3's - Red Butterflies/Ladybugs/Dragonflies
ifat.bega@adelsoncampus.org
Ifat was born in Israel and moved to the states at the age of four. She lived most of her life in Chicago and worked at a Jewish day school there. She moved to Las Vegas in 2014. This will be her 6th year at Adelson Educational Campus, and she couldn’t be happier to say this is another home to her. Ifat has worked with the Baby Bears and the 3-year-old-program. She loves bringing the Hebrew language into the classroom and seeing how the children grasp it. Ifat has three children and is a proud parent of a 2018 Adelson graduate. She is looking forward to a wonderful school year!
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Lisa Berg

Performing Arts Specialist
lisa.berg@adelsoncampus.org
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Lisa Berg

Performing Arts Specialist
lisa.berg@adelsoncampus.org
Lisa Berg was born in South Africa and she completed her degree in Musical Theater and Dance. Lisa has performed internationally and on Broadway. She has been teaching Theater and Dance in New York and Las Vegas over the last 20 years. Since 2009, she has been employed at the Adelson Educational Campus as Performing Arts Specialist directing and choreographing a variety of shows for the school which include: Jungle Book, Willy Wonka, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Shrek, Annie, and this years Marry Poppins! Lisa loves teaching and sharing the wonderful world of Theater with the students of the Adelson Educational Campus!
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Julianne Billeri

Preschool: JK Blue Seahorses
julianne.billeri@adelsoncampus.org
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Julianne Billeri

Preschool: JK Blue Seahorses
julianne.billeri@adelsoncampus.org
Julianne is originally from Queens, New York. She moved to Las Vegas in December of 2015. Julianne graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, NY with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Literacy and Cognition. She worked with students ranging from Kindergarten through fifth grade. Julianne loves teaching. She enjoys learning new things and ways to improve her teaching skills to positively impact her students’ learning. Julianne is an animal lover. She has been a Junior Kindergarten teacher at the Adelson Educational Campus for three years, as a Blue Dolphin! This is Julianne’s seventh year as a teacher.
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Barbee Blake

Preschool 3's
Barbee.Blake@adelsoncampus.org
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Barbee Blake

Preschool 3's
Barbee.Blake@adelsoncampus.org
Barbee was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV and is currently working toward her associates in early childhood education. She has been teaching in preschool for 5 years, ages 2-4 years old. Barbee is married, and has a son, Jordan, who will join our Baby Pandas classroom. Her favorite part about teaching little ones is the smiles and love they bring to the classroom each day. She enjoys seeing their faces light up when they have accomplished something. Barbee is very excited to be a part of the Adelson comunity.
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Nofar Botanski

Hebrew & Judaics
nofar.botanski@adelsoncampus.org
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Nofar Botanski

Hebrew & Judaics
nofar.botanski@adelsoncampus.org
Nofar was born in New York and raised in Israel, where she graduated from Haifa University with a Masters in Communications/Public Relations. In Israel, she worked as the Marketing Director for the professional basketball team of Haifa City. As part of working with the team, she started working with kids and fell in love with this part of her job, that included taking the players to volunteer in the community and especially in schools. Nofar worked for three years as a Hebrew teacher in Durham, NC and Las Vegas. Nofar moved to the United States four years ago with her husband and son and is excited to teach Hebrew and Judaics to our Lower School students.
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Kendra Bott

Lower School Counselor
kendra.bott@adelsoncampus.org
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Kendra Bott

Lower School Counselor
kendra.bott@adelsoncampus.org
My name is Kendra Bott and I have lived in Las Vegas for over 20 years.  I earned a BA in Sociology from UNLV and an MA in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix.  I have been married for over 20 years and have five children.  I have spent much of my time with children and teens and really enjoy working with them. I enjoy spending time outdoors.  I feel the most peaceful when I'm surrounded by nature. Reading is one of my favorite past times. I love getting to know and connecting with others.
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Debbie Castille

Preschool: JK Blue Dolphins
deborah.castille@adelsoncampus.org
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Debbie Castille

Preschool: JK Blue Dolphins
deborah.castille@adelsoncampus.org
Debbie received her Bachelors degree in Child Development from California State University, Los Angeles. Upon graduating, she quickly started her career as a preschool teacher. Debbie started her work as a teacher in a head start school, which she worked at for five years, and then moved to Las Vegas after marrying her husband Terry.

In Las Vegas, Debbie continued to teach preschoolers in the valley from three to four years old. Throughout her career, she has obtained a position as an assistant director for an early childhood center in Las Vegas, and lead early childhood trainings in many topics, such as classroom environment, developmental portfolios, and multicultural perspectives in the preschool classroom. After 32 years of teaching and early childhood experience, she continues to love every precious moment and looks forward to welcoming many more bright-eyed children into the wonderful world of preschool.

Debbie and her husband, Terry, have raised three wonderful children, and says that her proudest moments have been watching her three blessings grow into wonderfully prepared, caring young adults. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, and she also takes pride in one of her favorite hobbies – interior decorating. She believes the surroundings in her home are very important while providing her family with a warm and loving environment, just like her belief that the classroom environment should always allow children to feel safe, warm and loved.
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Blythe Cherney-Liles

Fourth Grade
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Blythe Cherney-Liles

Fourth Grade
blythe.cherney@adelsoncampus.org
Blythe Cherney is a fourth grade teacher in the Lower School. Prior to joining Adelson in 2015, Blythe taught middle school math in the Clark County School District. Blythe holds a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Educational Policy and Administration, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. In 2016, Blythe completed a 200-hour yoga and wellness program for educators to address social emotional learning in the classroom. The following year, Blythe was awarded an educator fellowship through the National Endowment for the Humanities to learn best practices in teaching social studies. She loves being a part of the Adelson community.
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Melanie Deandrade

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Bears
Melanie.Deandrade@adelsoncampus.org
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Melanie Deandrade

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Bears
Melanie.Deandrade@adelsoncampus.org
Ms. Melanie was born in Venezuela and moved to Las Vegas when she was 10 years old. She is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She has been working for the past five years with children ages two weeks to five years old. Her philosophy on education is to create a warm environment where the children can learn through a variety of activities both teacher-directed and student-directed. She loves bearing witness to children’s growth in the classroom. We are sure that her sweet personality, her experience in early childhood, and love of children will add to our Baby Bears community.
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Nina Fallico

Preschool 3's
Nina.Falico@adelsoncampus.org
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Nina Fallico

Preschool 3's
Nina.Falico@adelsoncampus.org
Nina Fallico was born and raised in Chicago but made the move to Las Vegas 20 years ago. Here is where she married her husband, started a family, and planted her teaching career. She holds her Child Development Associate Credential with an emphasis on developmentally appropriate practice. Her belief is to always have a respectful environment that will engage every child with hands-on learning activities. For the past 13 years, Nina has been Lead Teacher at another private Jewish school. She is very excited to learn, grow, and share her love for teaching with everyone at the Adelson Educational Campus.
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Nia Francis

Preschool 2's - Green Frogs
Nia.Francis@adelsoncampus.org
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Nia Francis

Preschool 2's - Green Frogs
Nia.Francis@adelsoncampus.org
Nia was born and raised in Las Vegas. She loves working with children and has over 20 years expereience as a career nanny working in Las Vegas, San Diego, and San Francisco. Nia believes it is vitally important to create an environment which allows children to flourish. Nia has dedicated her life's work to fosterting each child's growth potential through child centered learning and confidence building. Nia also earned birth and postpartum doula certificates from DONA International. Nia enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. She likes to challenge herself and is currently learning to ride a motorcycle. Nia is very excited to be a part of the teaching team here at Adelson.
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Dalyn Hawley

Preschool 2s Caterpillars
Dalyn.Brueggemann@adelsoncampus.org
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Dalyn Hawley

Preschool 2s Caterpillars
Dalyn.Brueggemann@adelsoncampus.org
Dalyn Brueggemann, originally from a small town in Illinois, has been teaching in early childhood development for over thirteen years. In the beginning of her early childhood career, Dalyn worked with young children in her hometown daycare in Illinois. While working with her passion, Dalyn also studied psychology at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Before completing her degree, Dalyn moved to Las Vegas with an opportunity to teach in another preschool. Guiding two to three year olds in their love of learning, Dalyn has continued to educate herself and recently completed her Child Development Association credential (CDA).
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Dena Henke

Kindergarten
dena.henke@adelsoncampus.org
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Dena Henke

Kindergarten
dena.henke@adelsoncampus.org
With a passion for tapping into children's minds to create great thinkers and learners who are not afraid to take risks, Dena strives to create a challenging and safe classroom environment for children to thrive and grow. A teacher at the former Hebrew Academy/Adelson Campus since 2004, Dena has been teaching for over 20 years. She holds a Master's degree in Psychology and a BA in Human Development. Gifted in art, Ms. Henke is fond of using this medium to challenge creativity.
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Melissa Hetland

Lower School First Grade
melissa.hetland@adelsoncampus.org
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Melissa Hetland

Lower School First Grade
melissa.hetland@adelsoncampus.org
Melissa Hetland has been a teacher for fifteen years. She has a passion for early childhood education and best practices. Her philosophy of education is to promote equity, independent thinking, and creativity among all of her students.  She joined the Adelson Educational Campus in December 2012. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also has a Master of Art degree in Education, and a specialization in Early Childhood Development from Ashford University. Her zest for arts, crafts, and literature bring a special flair to her classroom and students. She looks forward to greeting students every day, and embarking on exciting learning adventures.
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Kay Hickcox

Lower School Assistant
kay.hickcox@adelsoncampus.org
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Kay Hickcox

Lower School Assistant
kay.hickcox@adelsoncampus.org
Kay is originally from Washington State. She has worked in preschools in Washington State, Florida, Washington D.C/Maryland and most recently, here. She was also the Assistant Camp Director for a Girl Scout Camp for six years. Kay was taught or taken care of kids for over 30 years. She is currently finishing her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. Kay is excited to fulfill her new role as the lower school/preschool assistant.
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Hani Inbar

Preschool 2's - Green Frogs
hani.inbar@adelsoncampus.org
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Hani Inbar

Preschool 2's - Green Frogs
hani.inbar@adelsoncampus.org
Hani was born and raised in Israel. She worked in an Israeli preschool for 4 years before moving to Las Vegas via Irvine, CA where she worked for 6 years at Tarbut Torah, a Jewish Day School. She and her husband have three children: Lee, who lives in San Diego and has a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology. Mor, who is an executive chef in San Francisco, CA. Ore, who is a student at the Adelson Educational Campus. She loves working with children and has lots of patience, and lots of love to give. She enjoys cooking, exercising, and reading.
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Valerie Irizari

Lower School Administrative Assistant
Valerie.Irizari@adelsoncampus.org
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Valerie Irizari

Lower School Administrative Assistant
Valerie.Irizari@adelsoncampus.org
Valerie was born in Chicago, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has resided here in Las Vegas since 2001. She is a lover of sports, shopping, food, and crafting! Valerie is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. It was there where she also met her husband, Kelvin who she has shared 13 years with. Valerie had started out teaching Kindergarten and First Grade in the Clark County School District and later moved on to teaching First Grade in a private religious school. In 2010, she entered the realm of Preschool teaching where she took on the role of Pre-Kindergarten teacher at a private school. It was at that school, where she later fulfilled the role of Center Director for five years prior to joining the Adelson Educational Campus in the Summer of 2018. Valerie also has a 3 year old son, Aden who also joins us this year eager to learn and grow with our campus. We are happy and excited to be a part of the Adelson family!
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Jennifer Kearns

Lower School Music & Choir
Jennifer.Kearns@adelsoncampus.org
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Jennifer Kearns

Lower School Music & Choir
Jennifer.Kearns@adelsoncampus.org
Jennifer Kearns grew up in a small town in Kentucky and moved to Las Vegas in 2009. She is passionate about teaching elementary school music. As an educator, Jennifer has taught private and group piano and French horn lessons since 2000. She has 3-years experience as a teacher with CCSD. She is a classically trained French hornist and holds a BA degree in French horn performance from the University of Kentucky. She also has a Master's degree in French horn performance from USC Los Angeles. Jennifer has a K-12 Music Education license from UNLV. She has performed with many music artists including Lady Gaga and Josh Groban. Her Broadway credits include Lion King, Phanton of the Opera, West Side Story, and more. More recently she performed in Stowstoppers at the Wynn in Las Vegas. Jennifer's goal is to see every one of her students succeed in music by motivating and inspiring them, smiling and laughing with them, and seeing the power of music light up their lives. One of her favorite quotes is from Cheryl Lavendar: The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.
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Cheri Garner

Science Specialist
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Cheri Garner

Science Specialist
cheri.garner@Adelsoncampus.org
Cheri Garner has a love for science, a curiosity for the natural world, and a passion for teaching. She was raised in Storrs, Connecticut and then headed to Provo, Utah to attend Brigham Young University where she graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught nine years as a classroom teacher and technology specialist in Utah and eighteen years in Las Vegas in both private and public schools specializing in science, technology, math, and the arts. She has produced nearly a dozen Shakespeare plays and organized a charity, rock concert at the Henderson Pavilion. She completed her masters degree in technology education from Lesley University and loves integrating technology throughout the curriculum. Cheri has enjoyed designing and teaching inservice classes to teachers, supervising student teachers, revising the Science Handbook for Clark County School District, and presenting at local and national educational and technology conferences. In 1999, Cheri was the recipient of a $20,000 TLC federal technology grant and used the funds to set up “Electronic Buddy Schools” between classrooms in Midvale and South Jordan, Utah and in March 2015, Cheri was selected-”Teacher of the Month” by the Review Journal and Sierra Nevada College. Cheri lives in Las Vegas with her husband. Together they have raised eleven children and enjoy spending time with their fifteen grandchildren. Cheri loves going to the movies, serving in the community, and vacationing with her family.
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Orit Gibly

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Pandas
Orit.Gibly@adelsoncampus.org
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Orit Gibly

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Pandas
Orit.Gibly@adelsoncampus.org
Orit was born and raised in Israel in the city of Be’er Sheva. She served in the IDF. Orit attended Bar Ilan University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor in Education and Human Resources. Orit worked as a kindergarten teacher in Be’er Sheva for two years. In 2013, Orit moved to Las Vegas and worked as an office administrator in a large wholesale company. In 2018, she decided to fulfill her dream of working and educating children by helping develop great learning skills in young students. Orit loves spending time with her family and likes to go on long walks with her dog. She loves to host friends and family and is known for her great Israeli cooking skills.
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Lindsey Granite

Lower School Third Grade
Lindsey.Granite@adelsoncampus.org
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Lindsey Granite

Lower School Third Grade
Lindsey.Granite@adelsoncampus.org
Lindsey Dreyfus will be joining Adelson as a third grade teacher in the Lower School. Prior to joining Adelson, Lindsey taught in New York City for 14 years. She has experience in teaching first, third, fourth and fifth grades. Lindsey holds a BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a MA of Elementary Education from New York University, and a certificate in Administration and Supervision. Lindsey moved to Las Vegas this summer and is excited to be part of the Adelson community.
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Shifra Kac

Preschool: 2's - Green Caterpillars
shifra.ashkenazi@adelsoncampus.org
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Shifra Kac

Preschool: 2's - Green Caterpillars
shifra.ashkenazi@adelsoncampus.org
Shifra was born in Israel and moved to the United States at a very young age. Shifra loves working with children and has worked at the Adelson Educational Campus since 2008. For the past 11 years, Shirfra has taught students ages 18 month to Junior Kindergarten. Shifra’s love and care for her students is visible from the moment she greets them daily in carline and the fun and warm atmosphere she provides in her classroom. Shifra has her Child Development Associate (CDA) credentials and is a life-long learner. Shifra has spent several years teaching in Israel and enjoys bringing Israeli culture into the classroom. Shifra also has extensive experience working with children with disabilities and special needs. Shifra loves spending time with her family and her youngest daughter is a rising senior at AEC.
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Katherine Kirk

Preschool: 2's - Green Frogs
katherine.kirk@adelsoncampus.org
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Katherine Kirk

Preschool: 2's - Green Frogs
katherine.kirk@adelsoncampus.org
Katherine returns to Adelson Campus for her 5th Year. She has a Child Development Associate (CDA) credential and she is currently working towards a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. Katherine is committed to providing a loving and caring environment that creates a life-long love of learning.  Her favorite thing about teaching is seeing a smile and connection when she has helped a child with something as little as putting on a band-aid or writing their name. 
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Eden Lahav

Hebrew & Judaics
eden.lahav@adelsoncampus.org
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Eden Lahav

Hebrew & Judaics
eden.lahav@adelsoncampus.org
Eden was born and raised in Israel. She first came to America in 2006, and has been living in Las Vegas since then with her husband and two boys. Even though Hebrew is her native language, she grew up in an English-speaking environment since her mother's side of the family immigrated to Israel from the United States. Eden got her Bachelors' degree from UNLV in Journalism and Media studies in 2012. This is her first year teaching Judaics at the Adelson Educational Campus, and she is very excited to share her Jewish traditions and knowledge with our young generation.
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Inbal Lawrence

Lower School Hebrew & Judaics
inbal.lawrence@adelsoncampus.org
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Inbal Lawrence

Lower School Hebrew & Judaics
inbal.lawrence@adelsoncampus.org
Inbal was born in Israel and moved to the United States in 2010. She recently moved to Las Vegas from Los Angeles with her family. She and her husband have two young boys and a lovey dog named Cupcake. Inbal has a BA in Business Management from MLA University in Israel and a Masters in Teaching from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles, where she received the Samuel Dinin Jewish Education Award. Inbal believes the key element in the foreign language classroom is keeping the students motivated, interested, independent, and confident in their abilities. She continues to develop her teaching skills through ongoing training and workshops. Inbal joins the Adelson Educational Campus as a K-5th Hebrew and Judaic steacher.
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Debbie Levy

Art Specialist
debbie.levy@adelsoncampus.org
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Debbie Levy

Art Specialist
debbie.levy@adelsoncampus.org
Debbie Levy began teaching and sharing her love for art with kids more than 26 years ago. She started her professional career as an accountant, but when her youngest daughter started school, Debbie also went back to school to study art and architecture. Recognizing her daughter’s interest in art, Debbie opened a studio, Art Classes for Kids, followed by Art Starts Here. Debbie combines her passion for children and teaching in her volunteer efforts for children’s charities.
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Hila Lin

Hebrew & Judaics
Hila.Lin@adelsoncampus.org
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Hila Lin

Hebrew & Judaics
Hila.Lin@adelsoncampus.org
Hila was born and raised in the North of Israel. She joined the IDF at the age of 18 and served for 3 years. She was a lieutenant in the special unit, “Meitar”. Prior to completing her studies, she was a private Hebrew tutor for new immigrants from Russia. In addition, she volunteered for emergency medical services, "Magen David Adom" for four years. Hila has a BA in Media and Business Management from the College of Management in Tel Aviv and a MA in Gender Studies from Tel Aviv University. While living in Tel Aviv, Hila owned a Public Relations agency (with the Olympic swimmer, Eithan Urbach). Hila has been teaching in AEC for six years as a Hebrew/Judaics teacher since she arrived to the United States. She feels a true sense of mission when teaching about Israel and the Jewish values. She loves teaching and learning and hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in the future. In her leisure time she is is involved with the Young Professional Committee of the IAC.
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Vered Lopez

Hebrew & Judaics, AP Psychology
vered.aizenberg@adelsoncampus.org
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Vered Lopez

Hebrew & Judaics, AP Psychology
vered.aizenberg@adelsoncampus.org
Vered holds an MA in Science of Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Science of Accounting from Devry Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Vered loves teaching all ages. For three years she had the pleasure teaching psychology at Sh’arai Bina Torah Academy in Florida, where she developed the curriculum, implemented and taught to 11th and 12th graders. In addition to teaching Psychology, Vered also had the pleasure teaching kindergarten children at Temple Sinai in North Miami Beach. Seven years ago, Vered relocated to Las Vegas with her three daughters and joined the Hebrew and Judaics team at the Adelson Educational Campus teaching Hebrew and Jewish Studies K-5th. Vered was born in Israel and although she has been residing in the US for the past 38 years, her connection to the State of Israel, teaching Jewish values and the Hebrew Language is very important to her. Her passion, together with the outstanding facilities available to both the pedagogical team and the students, help her enable and empower each of her students with the Hebrew language, based on their personal skills and background while allowing her to share, teach, strengthen and promote every aspect of the Jewish identity and heritage.
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Stacey Milton

Preschool: 3's - Red Ladybugs
stacey.milton@adelsoncampus.org
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Stacey Milton

Preschool: 3's - Red Ladybugs
stacey.milton@adelsoncampus.org
Stacey came here 14 years ago from San Diego, California. She received her Bachelors degree in Child Development from CSU Northridge. Stacey has been a preschool educator for over 15 years. Stacey’s teaching career began in Las Vegas at the Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy. She enjoys spending all her time with her 3 beautiful children, her adorable new Grandson, her animals, and the rest of her family.
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Joanna Morris

Lower School Fourth Grade
Joanna.Morris@adelsoncampus.org
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Joanna Morris

Lower School Fourth Grade
Joanna.Morris@adelsoncampus.org
Joanna Morris was born and raised in the United Kingdom, near London, before studying French and Sociology at Aston University in Birmingham, England. On completion of her BS degree in French and Sociology at Aston University in Birmingham, England, Joanna went on to study for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at The University of Edinburgh. Prior to joining the wonderful teaching team at Adelson, Joanna taught Secondary School Modern Foreign Languages in Scotland for seven years, during which time she earned a Graduate Diploma in Spanish from The University of Dundee, Scotland. Since moving to Las Vegas, Joanna has worked as a private tutor of French to young people and adults. Outside of the classroom, Joanna enjoys exploring new countries and cultures and loves spending time with family and friends. She lives with her husband, Ben, their four amazing children, and their dog. A keen runner and fitness enthusiast, Joanna is an active gym member and has completed the Las Vegas Half Marathon as well as the London Full Moon Marathon walk. Joanna has a passion for learning and teaching and is thrilled to be joining her own children as part of the Adelson community this year as a fourth grade teacher in the Lower School and the French teacher in the High School. It is going to be an exciting year!
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Jennifer Newman

Second Grade
jennifer.newman@adelsoncampus.org
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Jennifer Newman

Second Grade
jennifer.newman@adelsoncampus.org
Hello, my name is Jennifer Newman. I moved to Las Vegas nineteen years ago from Southern California to further my education and career in teaching. I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education K-8 through Nova Southeastern University. I began my career teaching in a private school in Westlake Village California and went on to pursue what has now been a twenty-six year career teaching grades K-3. Fourteen of those amazing years have been here at the Adelson Campus as a first, second, and third grade teacher. My goal is to challenge and develop young minds, while encouraging independence along the way. I believe that children learn it by doing it therefore, a hands-on approach as well as real-world application are both integrated daily throughout class lessons. Another strong belief of mine is the importance of understanding different learning styles. Modifying curriculum to meet the needs of each child is necessary for an effective learning environment and is utilized daily. I feel very proud to be a part of such an amazing group of teachers and our incredible student body here at the Adelson Campus.
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Daisy Nino

Preschool, JK, Blue Whales
Daisy.Nino@adelsoncampus.org
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Daisy Nino

Preschool, JK, Blue Whales
Daisy.Nino@adelsoncampus.org
Daisy was born in Florida and raised in California, where she attended Irvine Valley College. She graduated in 2010 with an Associates in Social Science and Behavior. She worked for Saddleback Unified School District for 5 years. She moved to Las Vegas in 2010 and began working for a private school where she taught Pre-kindergarten for 4 years. In 2015, Daisy graduated with a BS in Business Administration. Daisy has 13 years of experience working with children ranging from 2 months - 12 years old. She and her husband, Milo, have a son, Mylo, currently enrolled in Adelson's 2s program. She is looking forward to her second wonderful year at Adelson.
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Robin Oshins

Fifth Grade
robin.oshins@adelsoncampus.org
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Robin Oshins

Fifth Grade
robin.oshins@adelsoncampus.org
Robin Oshins earned her MS in Elementary Education from Hunter College in New York, and her BA in English from SUNY, New York. She has taught elementary-aged children in New York and California, and is herself, the mother of two young children. She is also an entrepreneur, having founded Evolve With Yoga, a yoga studio in New York. Robin moved to Las Vegas to once again teach young children.
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Amy Page

Science
Amy.Page@adelsoncampus.org
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Amy Page

Science
Amy.Page@adelsoncampus.org
Amy Page has lived in Las Vegas since 2001. She grew up in the Midwest and attended college at Missouri State in Springfield. She earned her undergraduate degree in New World Antiquities and has a master’s degree in History of the American West. Her passion for history led her into Museums where she has worked for more than twenty years.  Amy has a passion for education which has led to some amazing professional experiences in Las Vegas. At UNLV, Amy managed environmental education programs for children on behalf of Nevada’s federal land management agencies. Amy also worked for a design group that build museum exhibits which attempted to use immersion to engage students in science and history. For the past several years, Amy has provided professional development education to teachers on behalf of the Clark County School District. She has also been part of unique science writing projects for the National Park Service. Currently, Amy shares her time at Adelson with the Las Vegas Natural History Museum where she is a strategic and interpretive planner. Amy is married and has two sons, Charlie is 7 and Jack is 12.
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Ashley Patterson

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Bears
ashley.patterson@adelsoncampus.org
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Ashley Patterson

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Bears
ashley.patterson@adelsoncampus.org
Ashley was born in San Bernardino, CA and moved to Las Vegas when she was ten years old. She has worked with children for nearly 16 years in many facets of childcare. Ashley earned her CDA and Associates in Early Childhood Education. It is Ashley's sixth year here at Adelson and she is very excited for another wonderful year in the Baby Bears classroom!
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Robin Pence

Tech Professional Development Coordinator
robin.pence@adelsoncampus.org
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Robin Pence

Tech Professional Development Coordinator
robin.pence@adelsoncampus.org
Robin Pence is the PreK-12th Technology Professional Development Coordinator and Startup Incubator Mentor/Educator at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus. She has 20 plus years experience as an elementary through high school educator, specializing in technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) integration, Judaic Studies, special needs, and professional development. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to inspire students and teachers through innovative use of coding, maker, and design thinking across the curriculum.  Robin dares to innovate and act as a visionary leader in order to design and demonstrate new ways in which one can push the envelope further beyond the classroom walls and out into the world. She is an experienced educator, presenter and coach in the areas of GSuite for Education, Design Thinking, Maker and Innovator Mindsets, Computer Science, Play and learning, Accessibility, 21st Century Skills, Technology Integration, Personalized PD, and all things tech.  

Certifications and accolades include: Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Certified Teacher, Apple Certified Swift Playgrounds Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Adobe Certified Educator, Certified Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship and Literacy Educator, Certified Project GUTS Computer Science Integration Educator, Maker Camp Director, and an experienced Code.org K5 Affiliate.

 
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Tierre Sanford

Lower School Second Grade
Tierre.Sanford@adelsoncampus.org
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Tierre Sanford

Lower School Second Grade
Tierre.Sanford@adelsoncampus.org
Tierre Sanford was born and raised in Las Vegas, but has spent the last 10 years living around the world: in Utah, Russia, Virginia, and Israel. For the past five years, Tierre has been a PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, where she taught Russian literature, film, culture, and language as well as Yiddish literature. She is currently finishing her PhD in Slavic Languages & Literatures by completing her dissertation on the intergenerational memoirs of Holocaust survivors of the Minsk ghetto. In her spare time, Tierre can be found eating tacos, taking a kickboxing class, or frequenting a library.
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Revi Shabtai

Preschool Teacher: 18 months - Baby Pandas
revital.shabtai@adelsoncampus.org
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Revi Shabtai

Preschool Teacher: 18 months - Baby Pandas
revital.shabtai@adelsoncampus.org
Revital Shabtai came to the United States 19 years ago. She has over 27 years experience working with children. She completed Childhood Development Education studies to become a teacher to advance in her career and with that she is dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child. She vows to make sure that each child receives the best care, love, and education. She loves teaching Hebrew through culture and heritage of Judaism and Israel and as a Jewish/Israeli, she can do this the best. Revital is married with two children who keep her young minded. She loves cooking and family time while observing Shabbat and the Jewish holidays. She believes that the future of our world will be in our classrooms today!
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Lorrie Stabile

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Pandas
Lorrie.Stabile@adelsoncampus.org
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Lorrie Stabile

Preschool: 18 Months - Baby Pandas
Lorrie.Stabile@adelsoncampus.org
Lorrie Stabile was born in Phoenix, Arizona. She was raised in the military and traveled to many places around the world. Lorrie moved to Las Vegas in 1980. She has been in Early Childhood since 1984, first working with after school children. Lorrie then went on to work with six-week to one year old infants. It was there in her time working with infants where she discovered her gift of providing a nurturing and safe environment for her young students. In 2007, Lorrie became a lead teacher in a classroom working with two-year olds. There she combined her gifts and skill-sets of working with infants and young toddlers, which included introducing potty training. In 2010 Lorrie received her CDA in Infant/Toddlers. That year, she also took on the role of Assistant Director at a private childcare/after school program. Her goal is to create a warm and loving environment and to inspire the children to participate by learning through play. Outside of class, Lorrie enjoys spending her time with her husband and daughter.
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Stacey Steele

Kindergarten
stacey.steele@adelsoncampus.org
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Stacey Steele

Kindergarten
stacey.steele@adelsoncampus.org
Stacey is a Las Vegas Native who received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from UNLV in 2015, after years of raising her family. She has a daughter currently in her freshman year attending UNLV and a son who also is a freshman in high school. Stacey is in her fourth year of teaching but has worked with children most of her life. She understands the importance of a well-rounded education and loves working with children. Teaching at Adelson provides an environment for the whole child that Stacey appreciates.
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Deborah Thorne

Preschool: JK Blue Whales
deborah.thorne@adelsoncampus.org
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Deborah Thorne

Preschool: JK Blue Whales
deborah.thorne@adelsoncampus.org
Deborah Thorne is a graduate of San Diego State University. She was born and raised in San Diego, California and then moved to Hawaii years later. As a mother, she decided to get involved in her daughter's Preschool and Kindergarten classroom and twenty five years later, it's still her passion. Deborah's main focus has been teaching reading and math skills, but also infuses creative movement, songs, and social awareness activities into the school day. With a background in ballet and yoga, she incorporates body movement as a fun and exciting way to learn. After leaving the islands, she continued to teach at the Pre-K level in Seattle, Washington and now is very thrilled to be here in Las Vegas with the Adelson Campus! Deborah's motto is: "A Happy Class is a Learning Class."
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Suzan Torres

Preschool: 3's - Red Butterflies
suzan.torres@adelsoncampus.org
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Suzan Torres

Preschool: 3's - Red Butterflies
suzan.torres@adelsoncampus.org
Born in Israel, Suzan lived in Los Angeles for 24 years and taught at Temple Emanuel, a Preschool in Beverly Hills before moving to Las Vegas in 2002. Mrs. Torres is accredited by the Child Development Association in Washington and is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood. This is Suzan’s twelfth year working at the Adelson Educational Campus and is excited to be able to instill a love for learning and impart her knowledge and skills to her students.
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Michelle Valenti

Lower School Kindergarten
Michelle.Valenti@adelsoncampus.org
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Michelle Valenti

Lower School Kindergarten
Michelle.Valenti@adelsoncampus.org
Michelle’s interest in teaching began more than 25 years ago when she started teaching ballet and creative dance in Michigan. These experiences allowed her to discover the joy of interacting with the very young and their “in-the-moment“ wonder. Michelle graduated from Eastern Michigan University with an elementary education degree and a special endorsement to teach early childhood. Her teaching career brought her to 2 different lab school settings in California, a private preschool here in Las Vegas and an international school in Macau, China. Michelle is also a certified parenting coach through a program called Redirecting Children's Behavior, working with families and enhancing their parenting skill-set. She’s been called “That teacher that sings all the time...” so if you hear singing in the kinder hallway, it will probably be her! It was important to Michelle to find a school that honors children, families, and community and she is so excited to have found that very thing here at Adelson.
 
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Nichole Watkins

Lower School Third Grade
Nichole.Watkins@adelsoncampus.org
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Nichole Watkins

Lower School Third Grade
Nichole.Watkins@adelsoncampus.org
Nichole Watkins comes to us from Colorado and has been teaching in grades 1-3 since 2008. She received her certification in Elementary Education from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Throughout her time as a teacher, she has been passionate about guiding students to become critical thinkers and helpful, positive contributors. Nichole moved to Las Vegas in 2018, and she is thrilled to be part of the Adelson community!
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Alexis Wayne

Lower School First Grade
Alexis.Wayne@adelsoncampus.org
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Alexis Wayne

Lower School First Grade
Alexis.Wayne@adelsoncampus.org
Alexis was born and raised in Michigan, where she attended Michigan State University. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelors in Child Development and a minor in Elementary Education. Alexis moved to Las Vegas in 2007 and began working for CCSD where she was nominated for New Teacher of the Year. She taught Kindergarten for 5 years and First grade for 6 years. In 2011, Alexis received her Masters of Education from UNLV in Curriculum and Instruction. In 2016, Alexis was nominated for The Heart of Education awards. Alexis believes that children learn best through play and explicit instruction in a safe, supportive, and caring environment. She focuses on creating a caring community within her class and encourages students to have a love of learning. Outside the classroom, Alexis loves spending time with her husband and daughter as well as practicing yoga.
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Brittany Winberg

Fifth Grade
Brittany.Winberg@adelsoncampus.org
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Brittany Winberg

Fifth Grade
Brittany.Winberg@adelsoncampus.org
Brittany is a Las Vegas native who fell in love with teaching when she first began as a preschool instructor at a Montessori Academy. From there, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at UNLV while guest teaching in schools throughout the valley and as a private tutor.  Upon graduating, she worked with the school district for six years teaching 4th and 5th grades. She went on to earn her Masters in Educational Technology at UNLV. During her years in the district, she was involved with The Smith Center’s Disney Musicals in the Schools, worked as a mentor teacher, led staff training, and held extracurricular activities such as Book Club, Tech Club, Talent Show, and dance performances. She is thrilled to be joining The Adelson Campus and sharing her love for teaching. Outside of school, Brittany enjoys Latin and swing dancing, traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
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Hedi Wineinger

Preschool 3's
Hedi.Wineinger@adelsoncampus.org
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Hedi Wineinger

Preschool 3's
Hedi.Wineinger@adelsoncampus.org
Hedi was born and raised in San Diego, Ca. She has her Associate Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching for over 30 years. One of her first teaching jobs was at the Jewish Community Center in San Diego. She moved with her family to Las Vegas in 1993. She is excited to be starting her first year at Adelson where she will be able to impart her love of teaching and knowledge to her students. During her down time, Hedi enjoys hiking, yoga and spending time with her family and friends.
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Rachel Ziter

Lower School STEM Teacher
rachel.ziter@adelsoncampus.org
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Rachel Ziter

Lower School STEM Teacher
rachel.ziter@adelsoncampus.org
Rachel Ziter was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned a Bachelor of Science and teaching credentials from Florida Southern College, majoring in Elementary Education. Rachel was a founding teacher in Dawson College Bound, a city-wide program mentoring high performing youth towards high school and college success. Rachel is Adelson's lower school Technology Integration Specialist. She is responsible for teaching technology and engineering to K-4 students, as well as assisting teachers with the use of technology in their lessons. As a competitive lacrosse player in college, Rachel enjoys coaching club lacrosse. She is looking forward to starting a lacrosse club in the Adelson middle school.

Upper School

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Camille McCue, Ph.D

Upper School Principal
camille.mccue@adelsoncampus.org
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Camille McCue, Ph.D

Upper School Principal
camille.mccue@adelsoncampus.org
Camille Moody McCue, PhD is a school leader, STEM teacher, and Dummies author who currently serves as the Principal of the Upper School at Adelson. She was previously the Director of Technology and Curriculum Innovations, a role in which she and her team crafted the school's Tech Initiative, including one-to-world computing device rollout and construction of the Startup Incubator. Throughout her career, Dr. McCue has held a variety of educational leadership and technology roles including marketing personal computers for IBM; founding and directing Dawson College Bound; tele-teaching math and physics via satellite; conducting community outreach for PBS; producing and anchoring NASA-TV programming; instructing teacher technology development at the university level; serving as a founding team member of UNLV Distance Learning; writing aerospace and 3D design and printing curriculum for Project Lead The Way; and teaching STEM courses including AP Computer Science, enriched math, and Future Cities Engineering. She earned her BA in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin, and her MA and PhD in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. McCue has authored eleven Dummies technology books and has received the Tech Exec Lifetime Achievement Award from Cox Business. She sits on the Education Board of the Discovery Children's Museum.
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Ben Koch

Assistant Principal
ben.koch@adelsoncampus.org
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Ben Koch

Assistant Principal
ben.koch@adelsoncampus.org
Ben Koch has been teaching English at The Adelson Educational Campus since 2012. He was born and raised in Central Illinois where he graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Leadership Studies. He also holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Development with an endorsement for teaching English as a second language from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ben's passion for teaching English is centered around his belief that the skills required for success in the English classroom (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) are the same skills required for success in the outside world; with this vision in mind, his students work diligently each day to expand their horizons and improve their abilities in order to become tomorrow's leaders. When he is not teaching, Ben loves reading, writing, hiking, running, and Bikram yoga.
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Maria Paxinos

Director of Student Development, Middle School Counselor
maria.paxinos@adelsoncampus.org
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Maria Paxinos

Director of Student Development, Middle School Counselor
maria.paxinos@adelsoncampus.org
Maria Paxinos, a native of Las Vegas, has worked over 13 years as an individual and family therapist. Maria graduated with duel degrees from the University of Utah, with a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Behavioral Health and Science, and Psychology. Maria continued on with her education back home at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and completed her Masters Degree in Social Work. Maria has worked for both in- and out-patient mental health facilities and specializes in helping children with anxiety, depression, and those on the Autism Spectrum.
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Ling-Chih Bachman

Math/Chair
ling-chih.bachman@adelsoncampus.org
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Ling-Chih Bachman

Math/Chair
ling-chih.bachman@adelsoncampus.org
Ling-Chih Bachman earned her BS in Mathematics from the Universidada de Brasilia. She then earned two Masters degrees from the University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign, one in Mathematics, and one in Statistics. She joins the Adelson campus after a lengthy and successful career at Nevada State College, where she taught many different levels of math. In 2007, she was recognized by the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at an Outstanding Teacher. That same year, she also was awarded the iTeach Award for Excellence in Teaching from Nevada State College.
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Nicole Ceccacci

English/Chair
nicole.ceccacci@adelsoncampus.org
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Nicole Ceccacci

English/Chair
nicole.ceccacci@adelsoncampus.org
Nicole Ceccacci began her career in education on the East Coast in 2004 and has been living and teaching in Las Vegas since 2006. Born in Pennsylvania, Nicole then moved to northern Virginia where she lived until moving to London, England, at the age of twelve. She attended the American School in London before returning to the States to attend college at the University of Virginia where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Language with a minor in Sociology. After graduating, she worked in New York City for a prominent investment banking firm. Deciding that education was her passion, she applied to Harvard's Graduate School of Education where she earned a Master of Education in Teaching and Curriculum. Nicole encourages her students to question and explore their own, as well as society's, values, opinions, and beliefs through the intense study of literature and writing. In her free time, Nicole enjoys attending cultural events, reading, traveling, visiting with friends, and spending time with her fiance and three adorable pups.
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Larry Dachslager

Performing Arts Instructor
Larry.Dachslager@adelsoncampus.org
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Larry Dachslager

Performing Arts Instructor
Larry.Dachslager@adelsoncampus.org
Larry Dachslager worked in Theatre Arts education in Houston for over thirty years. Though many of Larry’s former students are currently working in various capacities on the stage, in film, and on TV, he strongly believes in the relevance of creative arts in all professions. In 2012, Larry interrupted his career to enroll in college and earn his BA and MA in Cinema Studies. Now, he is excited to resume his teaching and directing at AEC. In addition to his award-winning work as a teacher, Larry is a writer and lyricist whose lyrics have been performed by actor/singers including Audra McDonald (The Good Fight, Beauty and the Beast) and Santino Fontana (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Frozen).
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Jackie Edery

Upper School Judaics Instructor
Jackie.Edery@adelsoncampus.org
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Jackie Edery

Upper School Judaics Instructor
Jackie.Edery@adelsoncampus.org
Jackie Edery grew up in Israel and later became the Deputy Mayor of Eilat, his adopted city. It was in that city that he started his educational career as a middle and high school teacher as well as a school principal. He was the head of an Israeli school in Nigeria for 9 years and an assistant principal at Ort Eilat High School. After teaching in a couple of Jewish Day Schools in San Francisco, he moved to LA a few years ago where he taught Hebrew Jewish studies and French language. Here at AEC, Jackie will celebrate his 50th year in education. During his long career, he worked within the educational system to embrace Jewish learning and Jewish values as well as striving to inspire his students to do their best. He is uniquely prepared to transfer his love of Israel to students' hearts and minds.
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Lauren Eisenberg

Supervisor of Shinshinim Program and Israel Educator
lauren.eisenberg@adelsoncampus.org
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Lauren Eisenberg

Supervisor of Shinshinim Program and Israel Educator
lauren.eisenberg@adelsoncampus.org
Lauren Eisenberg completed a BA degree, double majoring in English and Jewish Studies, in Durban, South Africa and then emigrated to Israel. She obtained her teaching certificate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and taught high-school English. Lauren then studied at the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned an MA in Educational Administration. She is passionate about Jewish Education, and for the last 40 years has worked as an educator, administrator, programmer and fundraiser. Lauren facilitates workshops for the National Hadassah Organization and locally for the emerging leaders of the Jewish Federation of Las Vegas. She has taught 6th and 7th grade Hebrew classes and adult education classes for Congregation Ner Tamid. Currently, Lauren serves on the Board of the JCC. She helped initiate and implement classes for the Jewish University of the JCC and is its co-Chair.
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Yifat Fuss

Hebrew
yifat.fuss@adelsoncampus.org
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Yifat Fuss

Hebrew
yifat.fuss@adelsoncampus.org
Yifat Fuss was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. She graduated from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in 2006, studying Law and Business Management. Yifat joined the Adelson Educational Campus in 2011 as a Hebrew teacher and was trained to teach both NETA and Tal Am programs. This year is her first year as the Middle School Jewish Life (Hebrew & Judaic Studies) Coordinator.
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Paula Garrett

Science/Chair
paula.garrett@adelsoncampus.org
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Paula Garrett

Science/Chair
paula.garrett@adelsoncampus.org
Paula Garrett holds a Master's degree in Applied Microbiology. Her work as a research scientist has included water and air quality, desert ecosystems, endangered species in both a laboratory and field environment. Paula has also been an adjunct faculty member at the college level for 18 years. Her work in informal education lead her to become a middle school science teacher. Her passion is to share her love and excitement of science to her students.
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David Girard

College Counselor
david.girard@adelsoncampus.org
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David Girard

College Counselor
david.girard@adelsoncampus.org
David Girard earned a BS from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an MS from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. David comes to the Adelson Educational Campus after twenty-five years at the Culver Academies, where he most recently served as the Associate Director of College Advising. While at Culver, David also taught sophomore-level American Literature and was an advisor for the school newspaper. Throughout his Culver tenure, David served as a hockey coach and has been a mission trip leader. Together with his wife, Charlotte, David has four children and two grand-children.
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Hila Havdala-Shafshak

Hebrew
hila.havdala@adelsoncampus.org
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Hila Havdala-Shafshak

Hebrew
hila.havdala@adelsoncampus.org
Hila Havdala Shafshak was born and raised in Herzliya, Israel. After completing her military service on the northern border of Israel, she graduated from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel in 2005 with a Business Degree, majoring in Finance and Hotel Management. After moving to Las Vegas, Hila continued her studies at UNLV. She graduated in 2006 with a degree in Hotlel Administration, majoring in Finance and Event Planning. Hila has worked both at Temple Beth Sholom, Temple Sinai and Congregation Ner TamidНs Religious Schools. She joined the faculty of the Adelson Educational Campus in 2012 as a Hebrew teacher. She trained both with the Tal Am and NETA programs. She is the proud mother of two boys who both attend our school.
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Brian Hemsworth

Math Instructor
brian.hemsworth@adelsoncampus.org
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Brian Hemsworth

Math Instructor
brian.hemsworth@adelsoncampus.org
Brian Hemsworth comes to Adelson after 8 years in the Clark Country School District teaching students from all grades Kindergarten through High School. He has taught both special education and general education, and led extracurricular activities such as Chess Club and Golf. He has a Degree in Video Production from THE Ohio University (Go Bobcats, though he also cheers for the Buckeyes), and a Masters Degree in Special Education from UNLV. Fun Fact -- Brian was a contestant on the game show Wheel of Fortune in 2011!
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Kai Hennemann

Math Specialist
Kai.Hennemann@adelsoncampus.org
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Kai Hennemann

Math Specialist
Kai.Hennemann@adelsoncampus.org
Kai Hennemann earned his BA degree from Drew University in 1984 and returned home to the Virgin Islands where he started his 30-year teaching career. For seven years, he taught high school mathematics and computer science while in his spare time, he studied economics and real estate at the University of the Virgin Islands and operated two businesses. He later moved to northern Michigan where he took a teaching position at a boarding school but continued his education by completing mathematics, education, and computer programming courses at Ferris State University and Grand Valley State University. He worked for three years at an educational software publishing company before moving to Las Vegas in 2001 to teach middle school mathematics. In Las Vegas, he continued his love of learning by taking online courses in mathematics, education, and computer science though Western Governors University. Kai is devoted to his students and focuses on improving his teaching to do what is best and what is right for students to grow and succeed. He often finds that he learns as much from his students as they learn from him. Outside of the classroom, he enjoys playing backgammon, reading science fiction novels, and cooking dishes from the Caribbean. He enjoys listening to music ranging from jazz to reggae and opera to classic rock, but he always finds time to pursue his love of learning by continuing to research topics in education, mathematics, and computer technology.
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Tobin Herringshaw

Digital Media
tobin.herringshaw@adelsoncampus.org
Tobin Herringshaw's picture

Tobin Herringshaw

Digital Media
tobin.herringshaw@adelsoncampus.org
Tobin Herringshaw attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for acting, earned his bachelor of arts at St. John's College, and earned his masters of science degree in education media, design and technology at Full Sail University. He is an independent filmmaker whose work has been seen on television and at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is also a photographer who enjoys nature and wildlife photography. He is Adobe Education Leader, as well as an Adobe Trainer, and he loves leveraging the power of technology in his classroom. He strongly believes that every student is capable of being creative and works to foster that creativity in all his classes.
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Michele Kaufman

Executive Assistant for the Upper School
michele.kaufman@adelsoncampus.org
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Michele Kaufman

Executive Assistant for the Upper School
michele.kaufman@adelsoncampus.org
After earning her B.A. at the University of Arizona, Michele Kaufman moved out to Las Vegas. This is her 9th year at Adelson in the Upper School and her 25th year in Las Vegas. She never imagined working in a school, but has found her work here at Adelson very fulfilling. Holding down the fort in the office, helping students and families, a member of the Sunshine Committee, helping with the Alumni Association and spearheading the Graduation Ceremony, keeps her busy. One of the highlights of her job is when Alumni come back to visit. It is so much fun to see the students grow throughout their upper school years, and then to hear about their life after Adelson.
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Inbar Levi-Winkler

Judaics
inbar.levi-agami@adelsoncampus.org
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Inbar Levi-Winkler

Judaics
inbar.levi-agami@adelsoncampus.org
Inbar Levi is serving as a High-School Jewish Studies and Humanities teacher. She was born and raised in Israel and joined the IDF at age 18. After completing her military service as a Staff Sergeant, Inbar attended Tel-Aviv University to pursue her BA in Jewish Philosophy and Biblical Research, to earn her teaching certificate, and to begin working on her Masters. In 2013 Inbar moved to Las Vegas in order to join the Adelson Educational Campus. Her 18 months old twin boys are students in the Baby Panda classroom at the school. Inbar has taught all grade levels from 5th to12th, and is now part of the new Humanities Course initiative for 9th and 10th grade.
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Vered Lopez

Hebrew & Judaics, AP Psychology
vered.aizenberg@adelsoncampus.org
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Vered Lopez

Hebrew & Judaics, AP Psychology
vered.aizenberg@adelsoncampus.org
Vered holds an MA in Science of Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a BA in Science of Accounting from Devry Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Vered loves teaching all ages. For three years she had the pleasure teaching psychology at Sh’arai Bina Torah Academy in Florida, where she developed the curriculum, implemented and taught to 11th and 12th graders. In addition to teaching Psychology, Vered also had the pleasure teaching kindergarten children at Temple Sinai in North Miami Beach. Seven years ago, Vered relocated to Las Vegas with her three daughters and joined the Hebrew and Judaics team at the Adelson Educational Campus teaching Hebrew and Jewish Studies K-5th. Vered was born in Israel and although she has been residing in the US for the past 38 years, her connection to the State of Israel, teaching Jewish values and the Hebrew Language is very important to her. Her passion, together with the outstanding facilities available to both the pedagogical team and the students, help her enable and empower each of her students with the Hebrew language, based on their personal skills and background while allowing her to share, teach, strengthen and promote every aspect of the Jewish identity and heritage.
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Kurt McGinnis

Athletic Director
kurt.mcginnis@adelsoncampus.org
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Kurt McGinnis

Athletic Director
kurt.mcginnis@adelsoncampus.org
Kurt McGinnis graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BachelorНs in Sports Administration in 2009 and earned a MasterНs Degree in Education from Saint Francis University in 2011. Kurt has worked two years as an assistant in the Athletics Department at Saint Francis University.
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Ashley McKannon

Social Studies
ashley.mckannon@adelsoncampus.org
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Ashley McKannon

Social Studies
ashley.mckannon@adelsoncampus.org
Ashley McKannon is a new transplant from the east coast, growing up in Virginia before completing her BA at Rutgers University with a double major in theoretical Linguistics and Middle Eastern Studies. She then went on the complete an MA at Columbia University in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; for both her BA and MA, Ms McKannon specialized in Modern Iran and the Persian-speaking world. She has also completed an M.Ed in Educational Studies. Ms McKannon has taught at both the middle and high school levels in both History and English. She currently teaches 6th and 7th grade Social Studies.
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Abigail Moyal

English
abigail.moyal@adelsoncampus.org
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Abigail Moyal

English
abigail.moyal@adelsoncampus.org
Abigail Moyal completed a bachelor's degree in Literature at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. She has earned a teaching license in secondary English, as well as a Masters in Education: K-12 Library Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. This will be her 4th year at Adelson, where she is very involved in the library as well as Student Council and Sunshine Committee. During her college years she worked in the university library and studied abroad in London, where she had the opportunity to visit 14 different European countries. She is a big proponent of students traveling abroad and strives to continue adventuring around the world herself. She visits family in Israel every year with her husband and son. 
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Heather Murphy

Upper School Science Instructor
Heather.Murphy@adelsoncampus.org
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Jennifer Nails

Library Specialist
jennifer.nails@adelsoncampus.org
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Jennifer Nails

Library Specialist
jennifer.nails@adelsoncampus.org
A proud New Yorker of almost 20 years, Jennifer Nails is glad to be back home in Las Vegas, her native city. She is thrilled to have joined the faculty at Adelson. She received a Masters in Creative Writing from the New School University in New York City, and undergraduate degrees in both Theater and Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her second novel, One Hundred Spaghetti Strings, will be published in 2017 with HarperCollins. She has two awesome sons, Zac and Simon.
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Robin Pence

Tech Professional Development Coordinator
robin.pence@adelsoncampus.org
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Robin Pence

Tech Professional Development Coordinator
robin.pence@adelsoncampus.org
Robin Pence is the PreK-12th Technology Professional Development Coordinator and Startup Incubator Mentor/Educator at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus. She has 20 plus years experience as an elementary through high school educator, specializing in technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) integration, Judaic Studies, special needs, and professional development. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to inspire students and teachers through innovative use of coding, maker, and design thinking across the curriculum.  Robin dares to innovate and act as a visionary leader in order to design and demonstrate new ways in which one can push the envelope further beyond the classroom walls and out into the world. She is an experienced educator, presenter and coach in the areas of GSuite for Education, Design Thinking, Maker and Innovator Mindsets, Computer Science, Play and learning, Accessibility, 21st Century Skills, Technology Integration, Personalized PD, and all things tech.  

Certifications and accolades include: Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Certified Teacher, Apple Certified Swift Playgrounds Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Adobe Certified Educator, Certified Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship and Literacy Educator, Certified Project GUTS Computer Science Integration Educator, Maker Camp Director, and an experienced Code.org K5 Affiliate.

 
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David Philippus

Digital Music Instructor
Performing Arts Chair
david.philippus@adelsoncampus.org
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David Philippus

Digital Music Instructor
Performing Arts Chair
david.philippus@adelsoncampus.org
David Philippus was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Thanks to the influence of strong music programs in middle and high school, Mr. Philippus has carved out an exciting and successful path for himself in music and education. Music has allowed him to travel the world and has introduced him to unique experiences. At an early age Mr. Philippus was selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Grammy Band in New York City where he learned to love Big Band Jazz and to love New York City. After earning his bachelors in Jazz Performance at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on the trombone, he followed his passion for performing to New York City where he freelanced in salsa bands and jazz clubs, and played on Broadway in the orchestra pit for Hairspray. He also toured the east coast with the Artie Shaw Band. After finishing his masters in Jazz Performance from the State University of New York at Purchase, Philippus took a job in Japan for a year, playing in a wide variety of ensembles. Upon returning to the states, Philippus decided to return to Las Vegas where he played with Alicia Keys, Natalie Cole, Michel Legrand, Neil Sedaka, Frankie Vallie, The OJ's, Michael Grimm (winner of America's Got Talent), Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and many more. He also performed with Phantom of the Opera the Las Vegas Spectacular, The Producers, Legends in Concert, Spamalot, Donny and Marie, Lion King and is involved in a lot of the productions that come through the Smith Center. He is currently playing at Vegas! The Show at Planet Hollywood. His love for music and education has brought him to the Adelson Campus in 2011, where he has helped to build the same kind of inspiring band program that motivated his career.
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Gloria Rinaldi

Spanish
gloria.rinaldi@adelsoncampus.org
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Gloria Rinaldi

Spanish
gloria.rinaldi@adelsoncampus.org
Gloria Rinaldi is a native of South America. She earned a BA in Spanish and ESL in Bogota, Colombia, and then received her MasterНs from The Instituto Colombo Americano. She taught ESL and Spanish at various private military schools and academies for several years. She moved to the U.S. after meeting her husband in Israel in 1987. When their children were in middle school she resumed her passion for teaching. She worked for the federal government as a translator, and had the wonderful opportunity of being an AP Spanish teacher in some of our country's most prestigious high schools.
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Kathryn Shetty

Social Studies/Chair
kathryn.shetty@adelsoncampus.org
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Kathryn Shetty

Social Studies/Chair
kathryn.shetty@adelsoncampus.org
Kathryn Shetty received her education in her home state at Missouri State University with a Bachelor's of Science in History and Secondary Education. She continued her studies at the University of Cairo in Archeology and went on to receive a Master's degree in Global History with an emphasis on the Middle East. She has taught at both the high and middle school levels in the past and is currently teaching US History and World History. She has also led professional development classes for teachers in history and technology. She enjoys incorporating her love of travel and documentaries into her classes and also with collected artifacts and non-fiction books. Both she and her husband enjoy camping, experiencing new places, photography and being active lifelong learners.
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Courtney Stern

English/ Law Instructor
Courtney.Stern@adelsoncampus.org
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Yu Ping Sun

Mandarin Chinese
yuping.sun@adelsoncampus.org
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Yu Ping Sun

Mandarin Chinese
yuping.sun@adelsoncampus.org
Yu Ping Sun was born and raised in China. She graduated from He Fei Political Science and Law College with a major in Law. Yu Ping then worked at the Central Office of Civil Affairs and the Administration Service Center in the city of Wuhu, Anhui. She has earned many awards for her works. So that her child could have a better education, Yu Ping then decided to move to America. She has worked in UER (Urban Environmental Research) LLC, and in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department in UNLV as data selector. Yu Ping loves kids and she loves to teach. She is happy to help more people learn about the Chinese language and China. Currently, Ms. Sun is furthering her education by taking graduate courses in Chinese Language and Literature.
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Kevin Swiecionis

Math
kevin.swiecionis@adelsoncampus.org

Athletics

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Kurt McGinnis

Athletic Director
kurt.mcginnis@adelsoncampus.org
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Kurt McGinnis

Athletic Director
kurt.mcginnis@adelsoncampus.org
Kurt McGinnis graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BachelorНs in Sports Administration in 2009 and earned a MasterНs Degree in Education from Saint Francis University in 2011. Kurt has worked two years as an assistant in the Athletics Department at Saint Francis University.
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Lisa Berg

Performing Arts Specialist
lisa.berg@adelsoncampus.org
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Lisa Berg

Performing Arts Specialist
lisa.berg@adelsoncampus.org
Lisa Berg was born in South Africa and she completed her degree in Musical Theater and Dance. Lisa has performed internationally and on Broadway. She has been teaching Theater and Dance in New York and Las Vegas over the last 20 years. Since 2009, she has been employed at the Adelson Educational Campus as Performing Arts Specialist directing and choreographing a variety of shows for the school which include: Jungle Book, Willy Wonka, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan, Shrek, Annie, and this years Marry Poppins! Lisa loves teaching and sharing the wonderful world of Theater with the students of the Adelson Educational Campus!
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Becky Lamph

Coach
becky.lamph@adelsoncampus.org
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Becky Lamph

Coach
becky.lamph@adelsoncampus.org
A Las Vegas native, Becky Lamph attended Southern Utah Univeristy in Cedar City where she earned a degree in U.S. History and Althletic Training. She worked in the Clark County School District for six years, teaching social studies and serving as the head track and cross country coach at Green Valley High School. She is excited to be the Middle and Upper School Swim coach at The Adelson Educational Campus where the smaller class sizes and state-of-the-art facility provide optimal conditions to help our students and athletes reach their highest potential.

Technology

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Tobin Herringshaw

Digital Media
tobin.herringshaw@adelsoncampus.org
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Tobin Herringshaw

Digital Media
tobin.herringshaw@adelsoncampus.org
Tobin Herringshaw attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for acting, earned his bachelor of arts at St. John's College, and earned his masters of science degree in education media, design and technology at Full Sail University. He is an independent filmmaker whose work has been seen on television and at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is also a photographer who enjoys nature and wildlife photography. He is Adobe Education Leader, as well as an Adobe Trainer, and he loves leveraging the power of technology in his classroom. He strongly believes that every student is capable of being creative and works to foster that creativity in all his classes.
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Robin Pence

Tech Professional Development Coordinator
robin.pence@adelsoncampus.org
Robin Pence's picture

Robin Pence

Tech Professional Development Coordinator
robin.pence@adelsoncampus.org
Robin Pence is the PreK-12th Technology Professional Development Coordinator and Startup Incubator Mentor/Educator at the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus. She has 20 plus years experience as an elementary through high school educator, specializing in technology and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) integration, Judaic Studies, special needs, and professional development. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to inspire students and teachers through innovative use of coding, maker, and design thinking across the curriculum.  Robin dares to innovate and act as a visionary leader in order to design and demonstrate new ways in which one can push the envelope further beyond the classroom walls and out into the world. She is an experienced educator, presenter and coach in the areas of GSuite for Education, Design Thinking, Maker and Innovator Mindsets, Computer Science, Play and learning, Accessibility, 21st Century Skills, Technology Integration, Personalized PD, and all things tech.  

Certifications and accolades include: Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Certified Teacher, Apple Certified Swift Playgrounds Teacher, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Adobe Certified Educator, Certified Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship and Literacy Educator, Certified Project GUTS Computer Science Integration Educator, Maker Camp Director, and an experienced Code.org K5 Affiliate.

 
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Rachel Ziter

Lower School STEM Teacher
rachel.ziter@adelsoncampus.org
Rachel Ziter's picture

Rachel Ziter

Lower School STEM Teacher
rachel.ziter@adelsoncampus.org
Rachel Ziter was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She earned a Bachelor of Science and teaching credentials from Florida Southern College, majoring in Elementary Education. Rachel was a founding teacher in Dawson College Bound, a city-wide program mentoring high performing youth towards high school and college success. Rachel is Adelson's lower school Technology Integration Specialist. She is responsible for teaching technology and engineering to K-4 students, as well as assisting teachers with the use of technology in their lessons. As a competitive lacrosse player in college, Rachel enjoys coaching club lacrosse. She is looking forward to starting a lacrosse club in the Adelson middle school.

Student Services

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Maria Paxinos

Director of Student Development, Middle School Counselor
maria.paxinos@adelsoncampus.org
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Maria Paxinos

Director of Student Development, Middle School Counselor
maria.paxinos@adelsoncampus.org
Maria Paxinos, a native of Las Vegas, has worked over 13 years as an individual and family therapist. Maria graduated with duel degrees from the University of Utah, with a Bachelor of Science Degrees in Behavioral Health and Science, and Psychology. Maria continued on with her education back home at the University of Nevada- Las Vegas, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work and completed her Masters Degree in Social Work. Maria has worked for both in- and out-patient mental health facilities and specializes in helping children with anxiety, depression, and those on the Autism Spectrum.
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Susan Baker, Ph.D

Lower School Educational Specialist
susan.baker@adelsoncampus.org
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Susan Baker, Ph.D

Lower School Educational Specialist
susan.baker@adelsoncampus.org
Susan Baker was born in Reno, Nevada and has lived in Nevada all her life. She received her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She taught elementary school with the Clark County School District for 12 years. She began her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership/Curriculum Development at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and completed it as San Diego State University. In 2013, Susan completed the Orton-Gillingham Associates Level Course for assisting students with Dyslexia. Susan enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and taking long walks with her dogs. She has been married to Lynn for 34 years and has one daughter currently attending college at Pacific University.
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Kendra Bott

Lower School Counselor
kendra.bott@adelsoncampus.org
Kendra Bott's picture

Kendra Bott

Lower School Counselor
kendra.bott@adelsoncampus.org
My name is Kendra Bott and I have lived in Las Vegas for over 20 years.  I earned a BA in Sociology from UNLV and an MA in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix.  I have been married for over 20 years and have five children.  I have spent much of my time with children and teens and really enjoy working with them. I enjoy spending time outdoors.  I feel the most peaceful when I'm surrounded by nature. Reading is one of my favorite past times. I love getting to know and connecting with others.
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Jessica Pagel

High School Counselor
Jessica.pagel@adelsoncampus.org