Skip to main content

Posts

Featured

Magic in the Classroom - Scott Salk Reflects on 15 Years of Teaching 1st/2nd Grade at Akiba-Schechter

  As we will be honoring recently retired 1st/2nd grade teacher Scott Salk for his lifelong dedication to education and his fifteen exemplary years of teaching at Akiba-Schechter at our upcoming Spring Benefit , we asked him to reflect on his time at Akiba: When did you begin teaching at Akiba? And what attracted you to the school? I began in 2005. A dear friend, Miriam Kass, who is now principal, knew I had left public school teaching, frustrated because I couldn’t teach the way I liked. She suggested I speak with Akiba-Schechter's longtime principal Miriam Schiller about an opening in the 1st/2nd grade general studies classroom. It quickly became apparent that Mrs. Schiller and I were of like minds in how we looked at child development and teaching. I saw that I would not only be allowed but encouraged to be a creative, thoughtful teacher.  Millie Miller was surely a big part of why Akiba felt so good so quickly, as were Carla Goldberg , Barbara Simon, and Susan Carton, friends

Latest Posts

I Have Truly Loved Coming to Akiba Every Single Day for 30 Years

Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment Seven: Chocolate Balls

Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment Six: Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment Five: Matzah Buttercrunch

Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment Four: Fried Matzah

Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment Three: Chicken Soup - the Way your Bubbe Made It

Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment Two: How to Make Fluffy Matzah Balls

Easy and Delicious Family Passover Recipes - Installment One: Charoset

3 Fun and Easy Activites to Help You Celebrate Purim at Home with Your Children

Catching Up with an Alumna Who Returned to Teach