Fourth Grade Teachers

Mrs. Kerrie Gipe —General Studies
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Kerrie Gipe received her Master's in Teaching from Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. She has completed additional coursework in ELD instruction and literacy coaching. She is a self-professed science nerd and loves reading science fiction in her spare time. Kerrie was a public school teacher in Portland, OR for several years before moving back to her hometown of Westminster, CA. She is excited to join the Hebrew Academy community and can't wait to see what this year will bring.


Rabbi Naparstek—Judaic Studies
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It is a real honor and privilege to be able to share the joy and spirit of Judaism that I was so fortunate to receive in the heart of today’s Jewish world on the East Coast and in our holy land of Israel.  It gives me great pride to observe the enormous growth, maturity and remarkable strides students make during their 5th grade year. My wife, Aidie, and I are blessed with 4 children and live in Irvine.  Rabbi Naparstek is also the youth director at middle school level. 

Mrs. Miriam Gold—Hebrew Language 
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Mrs. Gold is a legendary Ivrit instructor. She is in her 3rd decade of teaching at the Hebrew Academy. She takes great pride in having taught many of her students’ parents. Her aim is to have each of her students love and master the Hebrew language. Many of her student’s return from their time in Israel full of gratitude for the phenomenal Hebrew Language skills and love for Israel they acquired during their time in Mrs. Gold’s class.