Meet the Team
We are excited to get to know you!
Sarah, a well-known Jewish educator based in South Florida, has worked with children since she was a child. Sarah has worked in Jewish preschools, supplementary schools, youth groups, camps, and more. Through LEV, she is following her inner voice to create innovative engagement and education for Jewish families.
She graduated in May 2020 from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's Executive Master’s program for Jewish Education. Sarah is married to a Reform Rabbi and together they live in South FL and have three active teenagers and two rescue dogs!
Email Sarah at Sarah@levchildrensmuseum.org
Elizabeth (Liz) Singer is a lifelong learner, listener, an outside-the-box thinker and collaborator. She has an undergraduate degree in Performing Arts (Drake University), a Masters in Social Work- Community Organizing (Saint Louis University) and a Masters in Jewish Education (Jewish Theological Seminary). All of which she uses when educating and inspiring every Jew .
Liz has been the director at schools in both the Reform and Conservative movement as well as an educator throughout the Jewish community for NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women).
Hebrew is another passion, and she is always excited to share her knowledge of this new language that has been used for millennia. In her free time Liz loves to read and do yoga or barre classes. She is very excited to work alongside the amazing LEV team, and continue finding innovative ways to connect learners to Judaism.
More info coming soon
Vicky van Diermen
Vicky is a South Florida native with a passion for beaches, food, and serving my community. She is a certified ESE teacher for Broward County schools and a Registered Behavior therapist. Vicky has devoted her career to teaching exceptional kids independence, self advocacy, and self determination to reach their highest potential. She believes that relationships matter and kids learn best in an environment where they feel heard, respected, and included. Vicky takes pride in learning and acknowledging their individual needs while teaching them new skills that will eventually help improve their quality of life. She hopes to continue building lifelong relationships with your children while making memories and having fun.
Sunday School Teacher
Sunday School Teacher
Jessica is an elementary teacher at Broward Schools. She is ESE certified and currently teaches kindergarten. She has been teaching for 20 years.Jessica loves the kids and seeing them learn. She has taught 2nd grade, and kindergarten in Broward and also a year of intensive pre K and kindergarten cluster. Prior to that, she taught preschool at Temple Beth Emet which she also loved. Jessica is a native Floridian, has been married for 21 years, and has 2 amazing daughters who are volunteers at LEV. She is so happy to be a part of this amazing team and to help teach the incredible kids at LEV.
Jenn has been working for Broward Schools for 12 years as a Speech-Language Pathologist and this is her 2nd year with Lev's Free-to-Explore Sunday School Program. She also has years of experience as a preschool teacher at the Baudhuin School, Dave and Mary Alper JCC in Miami, and Bet Breira ECC in Miami. Jenn was the SLP at Indian Trace Elementary for 8 years before moving to the Preschool Assessment Center with Broward Schools. She has worked with a variety of exceptionalities ranging from Preschool-Adulthood. Jenn is also the parent of a 6 yr old child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and married to a wonderful husband. She is thrilled to continue to be a part of this organization and to have the opportunity to work with LEV's amazing children!
Sunday School Teacher
Julie is an assistant teacher in Gen Ed classes working with Ese students in the classrooms. Prior to that, she was an assistant teacher in an ASD classroom at Cooper City Elementary School. Julie enjoys her job working with students with autism and all students! She has been working in schools with children for over 20 years. Julie has taught at Jewish Day Schools in the past. She has one son, who is 27 years old, was himself an Ese student and is now working and living on his own.. As a teacher, Julie has learned from her students as much as they have learned from her. She is excited to continue to teach our LEV children and learn from them.
THE SUNDAY TEAM
Our incredible staff and dedicated, passionate teen volunteers create a loving, nurturing environment for our students to LearnEngageVenture in ways that work for them!
We are so appreciative of our board members!
Anne Sopshin, Chair
Eden Katz, VP/Treasurer
Susie Wexler, Secretary