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Donna Allen, Assistant Pre-K Teacher What are you most proud of this year in regard to your work at BYDS? I am proud to be part of the BYDS family and to have such wonderful coworkers.   Where did you go to college, and what 
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Rachel Lee, Lead Twos Teacher What is your favorite thing about BYDS? The people I work with make it my home away from home.  What are some traditions or superstitions you have for the First Day of School? I don’t really have any traditions or 
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Ruth Adler, 1st Grade Teacher How old were you when you decided to become a teacher? I don’t think there was an age that I ever considered some other profession. Teaching is and has always been my calling. I love being with the students each and 
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Elana Huvard, 2nd – 5th Judaic Studies Teacher Where did you go to college, and what attracted you to the education field? I went to the University of Texas and got a bachelor’s degree in social work. As a little kid, I always liked “playing 
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Mariana Davidescu Fefer, Lead CDO Teacher How would you describe your job here? My main role is to make our children feel that BYDS is a place to have fun, learn, but above all to feel loved in a Jewish environment. Did anything or anyone 
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Andrea Feinman, TWOs Lead Teacher What is your most memorable moment at BYDS so far? When we invited the parents to join us for Shabbat via zoom for the first time.  It was so nice to be able to include all the families in our 
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Courtney Collins, 4th and 5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher How old were you when you decided to become a teacher? I was about 24 when I decided that working in television was no longer for me and made the long drive back to Houston 
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Limor Carasso, 2nd – 5th Grade Hebrew Teacher How old were you when you decided to become a teacher? I never thought that I will end up being a teacher. I do not recall when it all started. I always liked to guide and help 
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Kelly Heather, Art Teacher What is your favorite thing about BYDS? My favorite thing about BYDS so far is being part of a larger community. I’ve also really enjoyed getting to introduce new artists and techniques to all of my students. If you had to 
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Paula Singer, 4th & 5th Grade Math Teacher How long have you taught at BYDS? I began teaching at BYDS in 1991…a very long time ago!!! My kids went to school here and I stepped in as a long-term sub…just never left! I’ve taught in several 
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