Welcome Paula - Our New ECE Director
Dear Ilan Ramon Day School Community,
We are thrilled to announce that after an extensive search, beginning July 1, 2017, Paula Hoffman will be taking over as the Ilan Ramon Day School's Early Childhood Director.
Paula Hoffman has been in the field of Jewish early childhood education for more than twenty years, having previously worked as a teacher in both pre-k and kindergarten at Ilan Ramon Day School (under its former name of Heschel West), and with ten years of experience as an ECC Director. She received her Bachelor's Degree and teaching credential at California State University Long Beach and is currently completing a Master's Degree in Jewish Education with a certificate in Jewish Early Childhood Education at Hebrew College in Boston.
Paula is truly excited to be returning to Ilan Ramon Day School. She believes that an early childhood program not only welcomes in the child, but the family as well, providing the opportunity to create life-long friendships and memories. She is looking forward to working alongside the teachers, families, and administration to support and encourage the early experiences of the youngest learners of IRDS.
When she has the time, Paula enjoys making art in her home studio with English and Hebrew calligraphy, papercutting, and painting. She is also an avid reader and bakes amazing chocolate chip cookies. Paula has three adult children, two of whom are married, and three of the most delicious granddaughters.
Over the coming weeks, Paula will be working very closely with Valerie and the rest of the administration to ensure a smooth transition.
I know you all join me in officially welcoming Paula back to our community.
Posted on Thu, June 1, 2017
by Yuri Hronsky