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Teacher & Student of the Month

Teachers of the Month


Rabbi Shaya Denburg was already the 3rd grade Judaics Teacher when, in November, the general studies teacher, who was from Canada, went back and could not return to the US.  School was well underway; the boys in grade 3 were in great need.  Rabbi Shaya stepped up amazingly to the plate and took over the general studies curriculum as if he had been doing this his whole life.  The boys in 3rd grade had a wonderful year.  Not only did they have a teacher whom they already loved and respected, they learned a tremendous amount in all areas.   The boys of 3B are moving on well-prepared for 4th grade due to Rabbi Shaya’s dedication and teaching skills.   Hebrew Academy Community School is honored to nominate Rabbi Shaya Denburg as Teacher of the Month for the April recognition. 


Morah Mushkie Schechter came back to Florida this year with her husband and young baby to teach Judaic Studies to grade 3 girls.  It was a part-time position.  As the General Studies teacher was unable to fulfill his contract, Morah Mushkie, as the students call her, who was already beloved and enjoying her school year, offered to complete the year teaching both general and Judaic studies to her girls.   It has been a fabulous year for the 3A girls.  They have truly become independent students who are both respectful and curious due to the love and guidance from Morah Mushkie.   They are ready to move to grade 4.   Hebrew Academy nominates Morah Mushkie Schechter as our final Teacher of the Month for the 2016-17 school year with pride.

Student of the Month

Aryeh Sirota, grade 3B, was nominated as the final Hebrew Academy Student of the Month for this school year because he always tries to do the right thing.  This is not the easiest task in 3rd grade. Aryeh is respectful to both adults and peers and models polite behavior.  Additionally, Aryeh goes out of his way to be kind to the other boys in his class, to offer help to others if he understands something that they do not, and to be both punctual and careful with all of his work.  Aryeh is a friend to all of his 19 other classmates and every boy in the room respects and enjoys his company.