The Boiling Point

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.

Aviva Walls moves beyond college counseling to become school’s first female academic administrator

Aviva Walls moves beyond college counseling to become school’s first female academic administrator

September 6, 2017

With the new title Dean of Academic Affairs, Ms. Aviva Walls has expanded her role beyond college counseling to become the first-ever female educational administrator in the high school.

Newest math teacher loves a good board game

Newest math teacher loves a good board game

September 1, 2017

Make sure to say hello to Mr. Andrew Sinajon, a new face in Shalhevet’s math department.  If he is not rushing off for a hike -- or concentrating on a board game -- he will likely be delighted to meet you.

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman arrives with experience and ‘gravitas’

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman arrives with experience and ‘gravitas’

August 31, 2017

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman loves dark chocolate. He believes he has tasted every available kosher, dark chocolate brand, and enjoys them all, but his favorite is Taza Chocolate, a brand based in Somerville, Mass.

New math chair loves English and writing, too

New math chair loves English and writing, too

August 30, 2017

Though many believe the world is split up between “math people” and “English people,” Dr. William Walton -- new math department chair and Dean of Curriculum and Instruction -- is a walking objection to this common view.

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, outgoing head of YULA Girls High School, joining Shalhevet faculty next fall

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, outgoing head of YULA Girls High School, joining Shalhevet faculty next fall

June 17, 2017

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman, who has been the head of YULA Girls High School since 2008, is set to join the Judaic faculty as a full-time as a teacher nex...

Ramie Smith, rabba at Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in NY, will join faculty next fall

Ramie Smith, rabba at Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in NY, will join faculty next fall

June 16, 2017

Yeshivat Maharat graduate Ramie Smith, who is known as Rabba Smith in her current position at the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale in New York, will be joining th...

Rachel Hecht, who started counseling program and removed its stigma, will not return next year

Rachel Hecht, who started counseling program and removed its stigma, will not return next year

May 26, 2017

Rachel Hecht, Shalhevet’s first guidance counselor, who has brought emotional anti-drinking and driving safety programs to school and meets with stud...

Dr. Smith leaving high school to go back to college

Dr. Smith leaving high school to go back to college

May 23, 2017

Part-time Judaic Studies teacher Dr. Sara Smith will move from high school to grad school next year, leaving her position as ninth grade Tanach teacher at Shalhevet to become assistant dean of the Graduate School for Jewish Education at American Jewish University in Bel Air..

Suzanne Halloran, school’s longest serving math teacher, leaving for Harvard-Westlake

Suzanne Halloran, school’s longest serving math teacher, leaving for Harvard-Westlake

May 19, 2017

Ms. Suzanne Halloran, one of Shalhevet’s longest serving teachers and known for her clear teaching, deep care of students and spirited classes, will be leaving Shalhevet next year to teach math at Harvard-Westlake School in grades eight and nine.