Rabbi Steven Foster Early Learning Center
Where discovery meets community.

Pre-K and Kindergarten Team

AMY MORENO Fun fact:   I have been in Colorado since 2010 and currently call Lakewood home, with my 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and one pet snake named Miss Piggy. Years Teaching:  10 years

AMY MORENO

Fun fact:   I have been in Colorado since 2010 and currently call Lakewood home, with my 2 children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and one pet snake named Miss Piggy.

Years Teaching:  10 years

ELINOR RIFKIN Fun fact:   My husband and I met on an elephant ride in north Thiland many years ago!  We now have 2 sweet boys that we adore ❤ Years Teaching:  10 years

ELINOR RIFKIN

Fun fact:   My husband and I met on an elephant ride in north Thiland many years ago!  We now have 2 sweet boys that we adore ❤

Years Teaching:  10 years

FERNANDA AGUIAR Fun fact:     I am originally from Brazil. When my family moved to the U.S. I didn't speak a word of English. I thought the U.S. was just Florida, New York, and California.  Years Teaching:  5 years teaching English abroad and now working on my Elementary Education degree!

FERNANDA AGUIAR

Fun fact:     I am originally from Brazil. When my family moved to the U.S. I didn't speak a word of English. I thought the U.S. was just Florida, New York, and California. 

Years Teaching:  5 years teaching English abroad and now working on my Elementary Education degree!

KELLY MCCARTNEY Fun fact:    I recently went to Norway to visit distant cousins with my mother and her cousins. We looked through a family bible that was several hundred years old. Years at Temple:  27 years Years Teaching:  27 years plus more as a young volunteer.

KELLY MCCARTNEY

Fun fact:    I recently went to Norway to visit distant cousins with my mother and her cousins. We looked through a family bible that was several hundred years old.

Years at Temple:  27 years

Years Teaching:  27 years plus more as a young volunteer.

LAURIE MILWID Years Teaching: 17 years What I love about teaching: I adore children and the way they see the world with new fresh eyes.  Favorite children's book: Any book by Mo Willems

LAURIE MILWID

Years Teaching: 17 years

What I love about teaching: I adore children and the way they see the world with new fresh eyes. 

Favorite children's book: Any book by Mo Willems

LESLIE KAPLAN Fun fact:  My husband and I have a son very happily attending the ELC!  I have been an ECE teacher, quality improvement coach, statewide infant and toddler instructor and college ECE professor.

LESLIE KAPLAN

Fun fact:  My husband and I have a son very happily attending the ELC!  I have been an ECE teacher, quality improvement coach, statewide infant and toddler instructor and college ECE professor.

LINDSEY HOLBEN Fun fact:   I love rock climbing, paddle boarding, and trying new activities. I got my boys a slack line and set a goal to be able to make it across by the end of the summer! Years Teaching:  5 years

LINDSEY HOLBEN

Fun fact:   I love rock climbing, paddle boarding, and trying new activities. I got my boys a slack line and set a goal to be able to make it across by the end of the summer!

Years Teaching:  5 years

MELINA ZOUNIS Fun fact: I'm a dancer - everything from ballroom to swing to traditional greek dancing!  Years at Temple: 2

MELINA ZOUNIS

Fun fact:
I'm a dancer - everything from ballroom to swing to traditional greek dancing! 

Years at Temple: 2

SARAH TRENTO Fun fact:  I lived in Israel for a year (2015-2016) and England for a year in college (2009-2010). Years at Temple: 1 year Years Teaching:  4 years

SARAH TRENTO

Fun fact:  I lived in Israel for a year (2015-2016) and England for a year in college (2009-2010).

Years at Temple: 1 year

Years Teaching:  4 years

SHERYL LAST Fun fact:   I have 5 children and love spending time with them when they come home for visits. I like to try new things --- this summer I took pottery classes. Years Teaching:  20 years

SHERYL LAST

Fun fact:   I have 5 children and love spending time with them when they come home for visits. I like to try new things --- this summer I took pottery classes.

Years Teaching:  20 years

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