Teacher Profiles

Teacher Profiles

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 […]

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Farewell To Ilana Sidorsky

By Raphaela Gold ‘21 and Sarah Horvath ‘21 At the end of this year, Heschel high school Hesed coordinator and Israel educator Ilana Sidorsky will be leaving the Heschel community after five years of working at the school. Over her time at Heschel, Sidorsky has contributed tremendously by educating the […]