Mrs. Laurie Cusco

Meet Mrs. Laurie Cusco

An expert at kinaesthetic learning, Mrs. Cusco’s classroom is always full of excitement as she engages all types of learners through her hands-on approach and flexible teaching style. She is a teamplayer who has the ability to differentiate learning to suit each child’s learning needs and works to build relationships with each one of them.Mrs. Cusco has experience teaching in both public and private schools and is a certified reading and ESOL teacher.

What I do

I co-teach second grade general studies with a fellow instructor enabling us to create a differentiated learning classroom that provides new and improved teaching and learning processes. My goal is to create excitement in the classroom and engage my students through kinaesthetic learning

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I am still excited about teaching and feel that my students pick up on this energy and therefore are excited to come to school. Also by designing a differentiated learning process for each individual student, they can reach their personal best and feel good about their success.

My favorite part about what I do

I love getting to try out new strategies and have a co-teacher to share my ideas (and my challenges!).

Parting Words

Building relationships is key. Without connection, we won’t be successful.

Mrs. Shara Netkin

Meet Mrs. Shara Netkin

For Mrs. Netkin, it’s all about the students, and her student-centered approach is evident in her engaging and relatable lessons. With Master’s degrees in general and special education as well as educational leadership and over two decades of classroom experience, she is an expert at incorporating her training in Facing History and Ourselves as well as The Writing Revolution in the classroom to make each class relevant and productive. Mrs. Netkin’s enthusiasm is contagious and her dedication and sense of responsibility make her a valuable team member.

What I do

I teach Humanities in the Rohr Middle School where I have the opportunity to combine my passions for teaching history as well as reading and writing. My goal is to help students develop a love of reading, writing, and thinking and help them connect to history so they can understand the world in which they live.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I make students think independently and have the good fortune of seeing students’ growth from the beginning of the year through the end.

My favorite part about what I do

I love how, as a teacher, every day is a new experience. It is gratifying to see my students, on the cusp of adulthood, meet success and rise to the challenges they encounter. 

Parting Words

I enjoy having the opportunity to use the skills Hashem gave me to help other people in my life.

Mrs. Sheryl Rosenthal

Meet Mrs. Sheryl Rosenthal

Learning can be fun, and it certainly is in Morah Sheryl’s classroom where students learn through play and exploration in a warm and nurturing environment.With over  a decade of experience and certification specializing in teaching our youngest students, Morah Sheryl’s excellent classroom management skills coupled with her positivity, sets her class up for success.

What I do

Kindergarten is a special year, and as the general studies Morah I get an inside view of the children as they transform from preschool to first grade ready students. I teach them the foundations and guide them as they develop into emergent readers by the year’s end.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I focus on understanding each child’s different needs and abilities and adapt the classroom to make sure they all can learn and enjoy their learning. I want them to see that learning is fun!

My favorite part about what I do

Watching each child progress through the year fills me with pride, but seeing them recognize their success and take pride in their own accomplishments is pure joy!

Parting Words

I firmly believe that for an educator to succeed, they need to create a loving and positive environment. I see that environment every day in YTCTE and am grateful to be a part of it.

Mrs. Yael Salem

Meet Mrs. Yael Salem

Passionate, empathic and creative, Mrs. Salem’s committed to the success of each student. A licensed marriage and family therapist and special education teacher, she helps students become enthusiastic and successful lifelong learners. Mrs. Salem previously taught in Scheck Hillel and is involved in the local JCC.

What I do

I teach third grade girls general studies and help them really connect with their learning.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

By working as part of a team, and collaborating with the community to help raise the next generation, we are making a lasting difference.

My favorite part about what I do

I love being with kids and seeing them grasp difficult concepts, building resilience along the way.

Parting Words

It is a tremendous opportunity to teach in a Yeshiva that shares our Torah values.

Mrs. Caroline Weisman

Meet Mrs. Caroline Weisman.

Mrs. Weisman came to YTCTE with training and experience in a variety of school environments, navigating both office and classroom needs. She has taught high school and junior high and has managed the front office in other schools before relocating to Miami. Her excellent communication skills, engaging personality, and enhanced writing skills, have made her a natural fit for the RMS office.

What I do

I work as an administrative assistant in the busy Rohr Middle School office. I help record attendance, set up meeting rooms, get the students and teachers whatever they need, help organize events, and ensure that the office runs efficiently and everyone, (even middle school boys!) are happy and have the resources they need to succeed every day.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I am a team player who tries to lift others up by being flexible, efficient and positive so that the Yeshiva can run smoothly.

My favorite part about what I do

I love meeting new people and developing relationships with them as I learn new skills as part of this great team.

Parting Words

Having taught middle school in Toras Emes of Los Angeles (no relation to YTCTE!) I have a deep understanding of the needs of middle school students and their teachers. I try to meet those needs in the office.

Mrs. Mazal Fields

Meet Mrs. Mazal Fields

With an inquisitive mind and a detail oriented personality, Mrs. Fields tackles every project with energy and excitement. She has a Master’s Degree in International Economics and Finance and a diverse background as a financial analyst, advisor and recruiter. Mrs. Fields works together with the Chief Administrative Officer to ensure successful implementation of financial and administrative projects.

What I do

My role is very versatile, and that keeps things exciting and challenging. It involves partaking in a myriad of operational and financial aspects of the Yeshiva such as scholarships, purchasing, grants, medical records and health benefits. 

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I have the special opportunity to help more and more people send their children to a Jewish school with a beautiful mission by finding appropriate scholarships.

My favorite part about what I do

My life’s mission is to live a Torah life joyfully, raise children who achieve their fullest potential and finally to make a positive difference in this world. By working in the Yeshiva, securing financial assistance, and keeping things running smoothly, I have the opportunity to make a difference every day.

Parting Words

It is the staff of YTCTE and the mission behind the Yeshiva that makes me proud to be here.

Ms. Isis Lubin

Meet Ms. Lubin

The soft smile ever present on Ms. Lubin’s face is just one of the many facets of her warm and empathetic personality that endears her to her students and colleagues. She puts her degree in communication to good use and has become respected as an excellent and patient listener who truly cares about each of her students.

What I do

I am an assistant teacher in first grade. I help the amazing lead teacher and try to make every child feel important and special – because they are!

How I make a difference at YTCTE

It is important to me that I show up with a positive attitude and a desire to help my students every day. The children pick up on my positivity and absorb their lessons better as a result. I know I am making a difference one person at a time.

My favorite part about what I do

It is amazing to come to school every day knowing that I can have a meaningful impact on the future generation. I also cherish my position which gives me the opportunity to be both a teacher and a student at the same time.

Parting Words

Joining YTCTE has given me a chance to continue building my skills and get involved in a new  culture and community.

Ms. Deirdre Dixon

Meet Ms. Deirdre Dixon

Do you want to see reading come alive? Step into Ms. Dixon’s class and you will immediately be swept into her enthusiasm and love for learning. Her degree in elementary education and advanced reading courses coupled with her many years of experience teaching elementary school through high school students, allow her to guide her students on the path to success in a positive and productive environment. Her dedication to education has led her to tutor and mentor youth in her neighborhood as well. 

What I do

I teach fourth grade students English Language Arts using a variety of techniques, strategies and skills while at the same time making it enjoyable for my students.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I aim to reach and teach every one of my students through guidance and encouragement, motivating them to give it their all and see success.

My favorite part about what I do

Seeing students grow and achieve their educational goals – that is pure joy. Doing this in such a supportive and positive environment is icing on the cake.

Parting Words

The team here is so wonderful and supportive, a recipe for success.

Mrs. Julie Marne

Meet Mrs. Julie Marne

Ever patient and compassionate, Mrs. Marne is a natural in the classroom where her young students adore her and her fun lessons. She has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and taught both kindergarten and first grade in South Florida for 14 years before joining YTCTE. Mrs. Marne strives to educate the whole child and motivate them to succeed.

What I do

I teach first grade general studies for half the day and assist another class the other half of the day. I teach my students to enjoy learning in a fun, yet structured, environment enveloped in warmth and care.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I create lasting bonds with my young students and their families. I am a team player who works well with my colleagues as we share ideas to make each day a success

My favorite part about what I do

The students! My favorite and most rewarding part of what I do is spending each day with my students watching them grow academically and emotionally.

Parting Words

I previously worked with Dr. Berman, and I respect his expertise and the wonderful teachers he has at YTCTE.

Mrs. Caryn Milton

Meet Mrs. Caryn Milton

Passionate about children, Mrs. Milton chose to dedicate her life to helping them. After over 15 years of teaching, she continues to get excited knowing that she has the ability to positively affect the lives of her students. Mrs. Milton’s love to give has driven her to serve as mentor for Take Stock in Children and as a youth leader in her community.

What I do

I teach fourth grade math, but teaching is so much more than the subject. I create a safe and engaging environment that fosters a lifelong love of learning.

How I make a difference at YTCTE

I have the ability to connect to my students and create a desire within each one to want to learn. I help build better students, with healthy self-esteem, and teach them academic and life skills that they will remember for the rest of their lives.

My favorite part about what I do

I get most excited knowing that I am going to make a positive impact on the lives of my students. To help shape and transform the minds and lives of a child is the most rewarding part of teaching.

Parting Words

When I first walked onto the YTCTE campus, the amount of love and peace I felt was overwhelming. I met some of the students, and the rest is history.