Kindergarten and General Studies Teacher
Year Honored: 2015
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
A decade ago, Jamie Gomer came to Heschel Day School from Columbia Teachers College and Bank Street School in New York City. Combining best practices with professional collaboration, she has transformed Heschel's kindergarten experience. An expert in Writers Workshop, Gomer has children interview community members from office staff to bus drivers. Early mornings in her room are abuzz with former students dropping by to say hello or help out in an environment that starts every child on a journey as readers, writers and critical thinkers, creating lasting memories and a world of lifelong learning and lasting relationships.
Note: This biography was current at the time this educator received the Award