Preschool & Junior Kindergarten Faculty - Vancouver Talmud Torah

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Lisa Boroditsky
Preschool Full Day

Lisa Boroditsky, born and raised in Vancouver, is a proud VTT graduate. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Western Ontario and discovered her passion for working with children while directing a summer day camp in Winnipeg for three summers. After traveling Europe, Lisa returned home and completed…

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Maria Cerani
Early Years Faculty

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maria Cerani joins VTT with close to two decades of experience in education, with particular emphasis on physical education. In 2004, she, her husband and their three sons made the bold move to immigrate to Canada. This is when Maria decided to complement…

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Aura Estrin
Preschool Aide

Love is a word that Morah Aura loves to use. She loves children, she loves teaching, she loves animals (especially dogs), she loves arts & crafts and being creative, she loves the great outdoors, she loves to be active in nature, and she loves spending time with her family. She…

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Alyse Hanson
Preschool & Junior Kindergarten

Working with young children has always been Alyse Hanson’s passion. For the last 16 years, she’s been caring for children from newborn to 11 years old, first as a volunteer with at-risk youth at Queen Alexandra Elementary and then as a counsellor at the Jewish Community Centre. The best part…

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Sharon Kaikov-Ingram
Preschool Half Day

Sharon Kaikov was born in Israel and moved to BC when she was five years old and subsequently grew up in Richmond. Since 2004, she has dedicated herself to the field of early childhood education, working in both infant/toddler and preschool programs. Sharon joined VTT in 2008 and has primarily…

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Gaby Lutrin
Junior Kindergarten Half Day

Gaby attended Jewish day school from grade 5 to grade 12. She holds a degree in English and Drama from Wits University in Johannesburg, an Honours Degree in English from Johannesburg University and a Licentiate Diploma in Speech and Drama from Trinity College in London. Gaby completed her Early Childhood…

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Celia Malowicki
Junior Kindergarten Full Day

Amateur chef, baker and power walker Celia Malowicki LOVES her job! Since 2010, Celia has been working in our early years’ department and applying her skills as a trained Montessori teacher and licensed Early Childhood Educator. Though she is technically the “teacher,” Celia admits the children teach her important lessons…

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Angela Mammon
Preschool Half Day

Growing up and living in Richmond, Angela Mammon knew Vancouver would be her hub for a strong Jewish community–and that she would eventually establish her career across the bridge. After completing her ECE Diploma and Post Basic Certification from Langara College, Angela began her early childhood career at the Jewish Community Centre, where…

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Sigal Mathews
Junior Kindergarten Aide

Though there’s barely a trace of an Israeli accent after spending so many years in the diaspora, Sigal Mathews is still a passionate Israeli at heart, bringing her love of all things Jewish and Israeli to the preschool classroom. With educational stints in both Chicago and Los Angeles, Sigal earned a Bachelor of…

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Mariana Milenkova
Preschool Half Day

Mariana Milenkova, a native of Bulgaria, has been an educator since earning a Bachelor’s degree in Turkish Language and Literature and a Master’s degree in Russian Language and Literature. After 10 years working as a university professor, Mariana realized her true passion was working with young children and five years…

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Jessica Oelker
Junior Kindergarten Full Day

Ever since she was in her early teens, Jessica Oelker knew she had a passion for teaching children. To fulfill that dream, Jessica attended Seneca College in Toronto to earn credentials in Early Childhood Education, Special Needs Education, and Infant & Toddler Care. Even after several years of experience in the…

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Michele Zychlinski
Junior Kindergarten Full Day

Michele Zychlinski, like so many of our teachers from Mexico City, is a proud Jewish day school graduate, from preschool all the way through to high school. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in international affairs from the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City. Once she and her husband immigrated to Vancouver…

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