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Math teacher Ellen Greenman will not return next year

Math teacher Ellen Greenman will not return next year

May 23, 2018

Math teacher Ellen Greenman, known for kind and reasonable teaching policies over five years at Shalhevet, told students today that she will not be returning next year.

Ms. Tove Sunshine retiring at the end of the year

Ms. Tove Sunshine retiring at the end of the year

March 8, 2018

SAS Psychology, SAS History and Jewish History teacher Ms. Tove Sunshine, known for her passion for advanced subjects, her organized teaching style and her fairness to all students, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the school year.

‘Strategic shuffling’ and new staff member will cover roles of former principal, Rabbi Segal announces

‘Strategic shuffling’ and new staff member will cover roles of former principal, Rabbi Segal announces

January 11, 2018

Head of School Rabbi Ari Segal said today that a “strategic shuffling will go into effect immediately” in light of the recent removal of Shalhevet’s Principal and Assistant Head of School who was in charge of many areas within the school ranging from admissions and discipline to curriculum development, student life and co-curriculars.

Former Apple Store ‘genius’ is new director of technology

Former Apple Store ‘genius’ is new director of technology

December 6, 2017

Newly staffing Shalhevet’s “genius bar” -- the tech station on the second floor where students can charge their devices and get help with Schoology -- is a former genius at an actual Apple Store, Mr. Nick Parsons, new Director of Technology.

Tech head Robie Gruenfeld, smiling presence who was ‘tight with students’, leaves after three years

Tech head Robie Gruenfeld, smiling presence who was ‘tight with students’, leaves after three years

December 3, 2017

Another change in the technology department at Shalhevet was announced this week, with the departure of Information Technology Associate and Academic Support Technician Mr. Robert Gruenfeld — known as “Robie” (rhymes with Coby) amongst the students and faculty.

Doctors in the house

Doctors in the house

November 7, 2017

What do stem cell differentiation, females with disabilities in the classroom, the relationship between Jewish and American law and a medieval Greek rabbi...

On the move: New titles, offices for administrators

On the move: New titles, offices for administrators

October 10, 2017

Over the summer, there were 10 office changes, two title changes and a whole lot of switching suites and floors among the people who run Shalhevet’s various departments.  So here is a rundown, organized by floor, of who’s where and who’s what.

Two guidance counselors, one mission: look at the “whole person”

Two guidance counselors, one mission: look at the “whole person”

September 29, 2017

If you’re feeling stressed or blue or nervous, Shalhevet has two new guidance counselors for you to talk to -- and they’re a little nervous, too. “I ...

Chem teacher and new Science Department Chair fell for Jewish religion

Chem teacher and new Science Department Chair fell for Jewish religion

September 24, 2017

Coming into a school that has seen six science teachers depart in the last five years, new department chair Mr. Pavel Lieb is adamant that Shalhevet’s Science team be given the tools needed to do their best work. This year, the department includes him and Dr. Elizabeth Basheer, who is also new to Shalhevet.

For Dr. Basheer, dance, food and chemistry are all international

For Dr. Basheer, dance, food and chemistry are all international

September 23, 2017

Don’t be afraid to dance like nobody's watching in front of new Physics and Biology teacher Dr. Elizabeth Basheer. Growing up in in Springer, N.M. -- a town of only 1,000 people -- did not prevent her from getting into international cooking and dancing, which she still enjoys today.

Something a little calmer for a teacher who dives with sharks

Something a little calmer for a teacher who dives with sharks

September 18, 2017

You may not see new Judaic Studies teacher Ramie Smith every day, because she’s teaching just one class this year, 10th Grade Talmud.  She’s also developing a sex education curriculum with Rabbi Block, which will be taught to all grades, not just seniors.