My name is Penina Kohanteb, and I am excited to teach English Language Arts at Shulamith middle school this year! While my formal education lies in the field of social work, I have spent the past several years working as a middle school and high school ELA teacher. What started out as a one-year gig became the thing that energizes and excites me daily. My students keep me motivated to constantly upgrade my classroom environment and teaching style.
I am a firm believer that all students, regardless of background or previous classroom experiences, can thrive scholastically and otherwise with the appropriate amount of desire, effort, and support. Being a part of my students’ growth is something I feel privileged about. I strive to create a community of learners who work hard, take responsibility for successes and mishaps, and respect one another’s learning processes.
None of the work we do in the classroom is possible without support from the parents and families. I love to hear from parents throughout the year and especially urge parents to reach out if concerns arise at any point.