Teacher | Author | Pedagogical Coach
I am an author of picture books as well as engaging and practical books about teaching social studies. I teach at Scarsdale High School in Westchester. I formally taught at Harvest Collegiate in New York City, where I was a founding teacher and served as department chair, instructional coach, and Master Teacher.
My picture books are:
Big Bad Wolf's Yom Kippur (Apples & Honey Press, 2023)
The Pirate Rabbi (Apples & Honey Press, 2024)
My pedagogy books are:
Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping it Real
The Classes They Remember: Using Role-Plays to Bring Learning to Life
Judging for Themselves: Using Mock Trials to Bring Learning to Life.
I was named a New York City Master Teacher for 2014-2015 and was the recipient of the 2014 Robert H Jackson Center National Award for Teaching Justice. I have guest lectured in various graduate school education courses and led professional development for teachers at places such as NCSS, Revolutionary Learning Conference, Columbia Teacher's College, and Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda.
I spent two years as a street educator for Projeto Axé, a Brazilian organization that provides education and outreach for street children in Salvador, Brazil.
I enjoy cooking, going to playgrounds with my kids, and moments of quiet reflection (which happens about twice a year).