Shofar Sept Oct 2016 – Mt Top

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Dear Mountain Top Families,

I am so excited to be joining the Mountain Top and Har Shalom family as the new Assistant Director. My family and I are looking forward to meeting you throughout the year. My husband, David, and I are both from New Jersey; we currently live in Bridgewater with our two children. Our oldest, Gavin is 4 and half and he will be joining the Blue class this fall. Our youngest is Sklyar and she is 4 months old; she will be joining in for Mommy & Me classes throughout the year.

Growing up, attending temple youth events was a big part of my life. I was the youth group president during my senior year of high school and was very active both with my local youth group and with NFTY-GER’s events. I met some of my closest friends through youth group and cannot wait to provide those opportunities for my family.

As a classroom teacher for over 10 years, I cannot wait to work with the amazing staff at Mountain Top, to help them build their skills and to grow the programs. I hope to build up the school by increasing class size as well as the number of programs being offered to families in the area. As an educator by trade, I still continue to add to my repertoire of skills; I am currently enrolled at Kean University to add another teaching certificate in early childhood. I have taught Pre-K and Kindergarten special education for the past 10 years and hope that my skills from teaching will provide new ideas and techniques to the Mountain Top staff.

I look forward to working with everyone through the Parent Committee, and hope that we can work together in a partnership to better the school! Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, and suggestions or even just to say “Hello”.

I cannot wait to get started at Mountain Top and meet all of the wonderful families that make the school so amazing. I look forward to meeting everyone at our “Meet the Teachers” event on September 8th.


Amanda Jacobs