General Studies Teacher, 2nd-grade
Year Honored: 2010
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
At Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School, the go-to person for all constituencies is Deborah Cohen, a 2nd – grade general studies teacher with 19 years as a Jewish day school educator. Skilled at differentiating instruction, she works brilliantly to create enriching and stimulating lessons that ensure success for her students. Keenly aware and sensitive to individual student needs, she makes learning enjoyable for every child while also fostering supportive relationships with parents. Cohen is intent on integrating Judaic learning and values into her lessons and incorporates technology into her daily plans. Respected as a true team player by her colleagues, she readily assumes the role of mentor teacher for new faculty. For the past two years she has directed the school’s summer camp and recently expanded the program for school holidays. Watch Deborah Cohen’s Notification video.
Note: This biography was current at the time this educator received the Award