Myra MichaelsonGrade 4 Torah, Tefilah, Jewish History, Israel Studies
A dedicated and passionate Jewish educator, Myra is presently a member of the Grade 4 teaching team and of the “Learning Resource Specialist” team. This year marks her 30th year teaching at VTT where she has worked in varying capacities as teacher, administrator and mentor.
Myra holds a Master’s of Education degree from University of British Columbia in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor of Education degree from McGill University. Her passion for professional growth have continued throughout the years with the completion of online coursework at Hebrew College, Siegel College, Hebrew University, Yad VaShem International School for Holocaust Studies and Project SuLaM, a RAVSAK initiative to develop leadership skills and advancement in Jewish learning.
Morah Michaelson began her teaching career while living in Israel. Her innovative teaching skills led her to successfully develop and teach the unique “Shorashim” program at VTT. A long-standing Jewish educational leader in our community, Myra worked as Principal of the Beth Israel afternoon school and taught Hebrew to the adult conversion class at Beth Israel. Over the years, she has volunteered her time and knowledge for “Jewish Women International,” “Jewish National Fund,” and chaired and chaperoned students on the “March of the Living” journey to Poland and Israel for high school students.
In her spare time, Myra can be seen cycling the seawall, enjoying a game of Mahjong, and spending time with her five grandchildren.