Early Childhood Teacher - Toddler Class

 

 

Megan, Gregoire, Early Childhood Teacher Pre 3 Class

Keri Siwicki, Early Childhood Teacher Pre 3 Class

Keri.jpgKeri joined the LYA team in the fall of 2018. She received her BS and MEd from Westfield State University .  Keri began working in the Chicopee Public School system in 2011.

Stephanie Windyka, Early Childhood Teacher Pre 4 Class

Stephanie W..jpgStephanie joined the LYA staff in the fall of 2013 after interning at LYA in the 2012-2013 school year. She holds a Bachelors Degree from Bay Path University.

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Faigie Wolff, Early Childhood Judaic Teacher  


 

Office Staff

Lynn Menard, Bookkeeper

Lynn.jpgLynn Menard joined the LYA team in October 2006. Lynn received certification in Accounting through the Business Administration Program at Springfield Technical Community College.

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Esther Kosofsky, Assistant to Administration & Food Services Director

Esther.jpgE-mail: [email protected]

Judaic Staff

Yocheved Adelman, Kindergarten and First Grade Judaic

Yocheved.jpgYocheved has been a part of the LYA team since 1988. She received her Judaic teacher's certification from Bais Rivkah Teachers Seminary in New York, with an emphasis on Early Childhood and Elementary Education. In 1997, Yocheved was a recipient of the Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Yocheved lectures nationally on Jewish topics.

 

Rabbi Chaim Kosofsky, Zekelman Standard Coordinator/Outreach

Chaim.jpgRabbi C. Kosofsky has been a part of the LYA team since 1988. He received a B.A. from the Rabbinical College of America in New Jersey. He received his rabbinical ordination from United Lubavitcher Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY. Rabbi C. Kosofsky is a 2001 recipient of the Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. He received the 2007 Sidney Taylor Notable Book Award for Young Readers for his book Much, Much Better.

Rabbi Lavy Kosofsky, Middle School Judaic

Lavy.jpgRabbi Lavy Kosofsky joined the LYA team in the summer of 2014. He received rabbinical ordination from ULY, Brooklyn, NY. Rabbi Lavy teaches Talmud and is the coordinator the the YJP (Young Jewish Professionals) Program in W. MA and the Jewish Business Network.

Rochel Leah Kosofsky, Middle School Judaic

RL.jpgRochel Leah has been a part of the LYA team since 1988. She received her Judaic teacher's certification from Bais Rivkah Teachers Seminary in New York, with an emphasis on Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She was a recipient of the 1997 and 2008 Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Rochel Leah was a 2008 recipient of the National Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

Middle School Judaic

 

 

 Mrs. Mushky Ostrozynski,Second and Fifth Grade Judaic

Mushky joined the LYA team in 2021. Mushky taught in Chicago at a Reggio Emilia preschool and at the Chicago Cheder.

Rabbi Aizik Schwei, Third Judaic

Rabbi Aizik Schwei joined the LYA team in 2021. He received rabbinical ordination from Rabbi Dovid Shochet, the president of the Toronto rabbinical council and has completed an advanced course in Contemporary Jewish Law. Rabbi Schwei began teaching in 2013. He teaches a college accredited online course to teens. Rabbi Schwei lives with his family in Norwich, Connecticut and is a Rabbi and Director of Chabad of Norwich and CTeen Eastern Connecticut. 

Rabbi Yakov Wolff, Adult Education and Outreach

Rabbi Wolff.jpgRabbi Wollf has been a part of the LYA team since 1996. He received his rabbinical ordination from United Lubavitcher Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY. Rabbi Wolff is the 2002 recipient of the Harold Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. He is also the 2002 recipient of the National Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.

 

Secular Studies Staff

Chris Bailey, First & Fifth Grade Secular

Chris.jpgChris joined the LYA team in 2020. He holds  a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and American Studies from Springfield College. This is his seventh year teaching, having taught both fourth and fifth grade previously. 

  Middle School Math and Science

 

 

 Lane Futrell, Kindergarten and Second Grade Secular

Lane.jpgLane Futrell joined the LYA staff in the summer of 2015. Mrs. Futrell received her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and holds an educator's license in Early Childhood: Students with and without Disabilities. With her background in school-based occupational therapy, she is well versed in special education laws and implementation of student IEP's.

Rosaleen Lewis, Middle School Language Arts & History, and School Media Specialist

Rosaleen.jpgRosaleen Lewis joined the LYA team in 2011. She received her B.S. from Springfield College in History/Education and is pursuing her Masters degree in Library Science at Simmons College. Ms. Lewis also completed course work in Conflict Transformation. Rosaleen was the proud recipient of an award for Excellence in  teaching from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation in 2019.

Keri Siwicki, Third Grade Secular

Keri.jpgKeri joined the LYA team in the fall of 2018. She received her BS and MEd from Westfield State University .  Keri began working in the Chicopee Public School system in 2011.

 

Specialists

Samantha Owen, PE Instructor

 

Pamela Kalman, Art Specialist

 

Kitchen Staff

 

Yocheved Gesin, Kitchen Staff