ABBY NEWMAN WALLACH
What were your favorite classes in college or graduate school?
Art in the Elementary Classroom, Diverse Populations, and American History (I had the best teacher!)
What is your proudest accomplishment?
I am most proud of completing my thesis on "Comprehension Strategies in the Classroom and Their Use with Diverse Learners." I examined the use of multiple comprehension strategies and researched their efficacy in different groups of students considering gender, learning needs, struggling readers, and English Language Learners. I sought to identify the best comprehension practice and determine whether particular learners find more success in one over another.
What do you most hope your students learn from you - other than the curriculum?
I hope they gain an understanding of the greater community, an acceptance and love for all people, the knowledge of how to be respectful, caring, and thoughtful community members, and a love for Judaism.
What brings you the most joy as a teacher?
I love seeing the small moments of accomplishment after a struggle.