This school year, 30 upper-school teachers will walk the halls of American Heritage as newcomers this year. Heritage’s resources and learning environment led some of them to apply for the job.
“I decided to apply at American Heritage because I have always heard such wonderful things about the school, environment, and close-knit community,” college advisor Ms. Ashley Walters said.
Heritage provides a variety of resources that many schools in Broward County don’t have. The resources Heritage provides allows teachers to plan more interactive lessons and work flexibly in subjects they are passionate about.
“I applied for a job at American Heritage because I wanted to be a part of a large physics program; this is something that is not common among schools, especially since there are many small private schools in Broward,” physics teacher Ms. Kailey MacNamara said.
Although it was Heritage’s facilities that pulled many teachers in, many of them are most excited about getting to know their students this school year.
“Being in the classroom lets me continue connecting with the students which is my favorite part of being in education – I love having that special connection with the kids and witnessing their curiosity and mind growth,” permanent substitute teacher Mrs. Johanna Frauenberger said.
Since their introduction to the school, many of this year’s new teachers were delighted by the school’s open and welcoming staff.
“I really love how much the other teachers and staff want to support each other. It’s just so stinkin’ wholesome,” English teacher Ms. Brittany Tilley said.
“I am hoping I found my forever home,” biology teacher Mrs. Erin Abramoff said. There’s a good chance of it as Heritage has several teachers who have been here over 25 years.
This year’s new American Heritage Broward Campus Upper School teachers:
Raideesha Francis – Business
Catherine Allen-Barrett – Broadcast
Laci Cedeno – English
Ajay Alexander – Law
Lisa McDearmaid-Roberts – English
Andrew Allen – Science
Nagelah Cohen – Event Coordinator & College Advising
Johanna Frauenberger – Permanent Substitute
Carmen Jimenez – Secretary
Juwan Dowels – PE
Tiffany Strockbine – Secretary
Elissa Tisdahl – Law
Michele Mileusnich – Permanent Substitute
Kailey MacNamara – Science
Jennifer Simplice – Math
Joshua Stern – Computers
Ashley Walters – College Advisor
Brittany Tilley – English
Erin Abramoff – Science
Vincent Rouvier – World Languages
Craig Council – English
Samantha Alfonso – Math
Jennifer Braver – English
Cary Bakker – Computer Science
Jennifer West – Broadcast
Jason Glusman – Law
Mary Crenshaw – Art
Alexandra Yadgaroff – Photography
Julia LaVault – Light & Sound