World Class Teachers
Mrs. Cynthia Adams
1st Grade General Studies Teacher/ Elementary School Supervisor
Mrs. Valbona Belli
2nd-6th Grade Science Teacher / Russian Teacher
employers consider her a great asset to the school because she truly cares about each child, is very organized, and communicates her expectations clearly to students and parents alike.
Mr. Andrew Ferrera
2nd Grade General Studies Teacher
Mrs. Patricia Giordano
7th and 8th Grade Science Teacher
Ms. Regina Iannizzotto
Mrs. Malka Ferber
3rd and 4th Grade Judaic Studies Teacher
Mrs. Ferber is from Brooklin, New York, and is a graduate of the Bais Yaakov High School. She spent a year in Israel attending the Hadar Teacher’s Seminary. Her professional experience starts at the Yeshivah of Brooklyn, where she taught Judaic Studies. Mrs. Ferber really enjoyed teaching her students all about yiddishkeit and giving them the tools they need to grow and achieve. During the summer, Mrs. Ferber worked as a head counselor in a large day camp in Brooklin. She lives in Lakewood, New Jersey. Mrs. Ferber is passionate about Judaic Studies and helping kids reach their full potential in a fun classroom environment.
5th and 6th Boys / 7th and 8th Girls Judaics Teacher
Rabbi Kuritsky was born in NY and raised in Baltimore, MD.
His father, now retired, practiced as a Rabbi and a child Psychologist. His mother of Blessed memory, a loving homemaker, was born in Russia prior to WWII.
Rabbi Kuritsky was educated in Yeshiva Beth Moshe high school of Scranton, PA and continued there for four years post High School. He continued his education in Israel and then in Beth Medrash Govoha of Lakewood, NJ.
Rabbi Kuritsky has also taken many courses in Education and Pedagogy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Rabbinic and Talmudic Studies.
He comes with many years experience teaching both Secular and Judaic Studies. He has been a Principal for both Judaic studies and Secular Studies collectively for over two decades.
He is known for his love and caring for students and helping them reach their potential. Students and parents cherish the individual attention he gives to each student.
Mrs. Chaya Rosskamm
Jewish History Teacher / Judaic Studies Curriculum Coordinator
Mrs. Alla Shats
3rd and 4th Grade General Studies Teacher
Mrs. Rhonda Sherman
Rhonda graduated with a Bachelor of Science from College of Staten Island in Psychology and received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Brooklyn College City University of New York. Rhonda completed her externship at Staten Island University Hospital with clinical practicum in the ventilator and neurology units as well as the Outpatient Clinic. Rhonda also holds a degree as Teacher of Judaic Studies from Bnot Torah Institute Jerusalem, Israel.
Rhonda’s clinical experience includes providing services to individuals from infancy to adult, evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of disorders including: Feeding and swallowing disorders, Articulation disorders, Language disorders, Voice disorders, Fluency disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Vocal Cord Dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing Impairments, Cerebral Palsy, Prematurity, G tube feedings, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Sensory issues, Aphasia, Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Down Syndrome.
Rhonda has been Director of Clinical and Homebound Services for Midwood Child Development Center and currently maintains a private practice servicing Early Intervention (EI), Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE).
For the past 20 years, Rhonda has been providing services to private school students with a wide range of learning disabilities and has been working with Staten Island Hebrew Academy (SIHA) Nachas Program since 2018.
Rhonda’s mission at SIHA is to have each child reach their maximum potential by providing exemplary assessment and treatment of communication skills with quality speech-language therapy, all while having a positive educational experience.
Mrs. Shaindy Spiegel
Kindergarten Judaic Studies Teacher
Ms. Svjetlana Tatic
5th and 6th Grade ELA and Social Studies Teacher
Grades 5-8 Math Teacher
Mr. Toumas has over 18 years of experience teaching math to students from grade 1 to grade 12. He comes to us highly recommended by the Yeshiva Tiferes Naftali High School, where he taught algebra, geometry, and pre-calculus to students. He also helped prepare his students for the SAT exam.