HLA has 18 classrooms of children: 3 kindergarten classes, 3 first grade classes, 3 second grade classes, 3 third grade classes, 3 fourth grade classes and 3 fifth grade classes. Each classroom has 25 students and two instructors, one dedicated to General Studies and one focused on Hebrew language instruction. These teacher teams guide our children through a workshop model for learning in which students experience a range of learning styles, from listening to the teacher model a skill to hands-on learning. Click on a teacher’s name to learn more about his or her teaching philosophy and vision for HLA’s students:

Kindergarten Teaching Teams

Classroom General Studies Teacher Hebrew Language Teacher
Yerushalyim (K11) Ellada Konyukhov Rachel Reyz
Haifa (K12) Alan Cohen Ora Nimni
Tel-Aviv (K13) Jackelyn Arnone Larisa Lulko

First Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom General Studies Teacher Hebrew Language Teacher
Beer-Sheva (101) Anu Antony Maggie Ben-Zekry
Netanya (102) Josephine Pennisi Shirel Gidekel
Eilat (103) Michael Tramutolo Rinat Badash

Second Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom General Studies Teacher Hebrew Language Teacher
Teveryah (201) Kaitlyn Newman Inbal Hillel
Hertzeliya (202) Stacy Modafferi Osnat Horav
Ashkelon (203) Samantha Goldstein Mira Yusupov

Third Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom General Studies Teacher Hebrew Language Teacher
Nahariya (301) Kelly Marocchi
ICT: Annalisse Nelson
Lerone Beroukhimi
Tzefat (302) Maria Surdo Lia Oren
Yaffo (303) Marielle Kaufman Kesem Simon

Fourth Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom General Studies Teacher Hebrew Language Teacher
Rehovot (401) Danielle Schneider
ICT: Katie Wissman
Leemor Schickman
Binyamina (402) Kathleen O’Connor Sarit DeLouya
Akko (403) Stacy Leckawicz Shimrit Gerstein

Fifth Grade Teaching Teams

Classroom General Studies Teacher Hebrew Language Teacher
Ashdod (501) Kerri Kelty
ICT: Laura Arcamone
Shani Yhakobovich
Metulla (502) Rebecca Porciello Rachel Bennett-Sela
Raanana (503) Paul Neenos Tehila Ioinovitch