Teacher Profiles

Teacher Profiles

Teacher Profile: Donna Propp

By Sophie Fisher ‘21  This year, Heschel will be welcoming Donna Propp to the high school math department. Propp will be teaching a variety of courses including ninth grade honors geometry, tenth grade geometry with proofs, and eleventh grade algebra two/trigonometry.  She will also be introducing discrete mathematics, the mathematics […]

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Teacher Profile: Shoshana Lauter

By Sarah Horvath ‘21 “Seeing teachers in a professional way is a wild and fun experience,” says Heschel’s newest Student Life Fellow and Heschel graduate, Shoshana Lauter. Lauter has returned to Heschel to work in the Jewish and Student Life (JSL) office and can not wait to see what has […]

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Teacher Profile: Penny Ratcliffe

By Hana Halff ‘21 “You’re not just teaching literature, you’re teaching life.” In a recent interview, Heschel’s newest English teacher Penny Ratcliffe expressed her enthusiasm about her teaching philosophy, evoking the above quote she attributes to her husband. Ratcliffe’s passion for inclusivity and kindness is fundamental to her teaching style, […]

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Farewell To Carl Haber

By Sabrina Zbar 21’ and Raphaela Gold 21’ As the year comes to a close, Machar fellow Carl Haber, who has been a part of the Heschel community for two years, is preparing to leave the school and embark on the next portion of his education. Over his time at […]

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Farewell to Machar Fellow Johanna Press

By Sarah Horvath ‘21  After enhancing our Heschel community for the last two years, Machar Fellow Johanna Press is leaving to work on programming and recruitment at Eden Village Camp. As Press reflected on her experience at Heschel, she admitted, “The community has been the best part.” Press cherishes the […]