Naomi Federman, Middle School English Teacher, is a born leader as the oldest of six! Originally from Ohio, Naomi graduated from the University of Toledo in 2012 and taught high school for a number of years, in addition to working as a counselor at Camp Havaya for eight summers.
While working at Camp Havaya, Naomi met her New Zealand-born now-fiance. She had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live in Australia for a year, travel, and also live short-term in New Zealand.
Naomi loves teaching English as she helps her students make connections with characters across time and place--she can also watch as they have that "lightbulb moment." After living abroad, she was thrilled to come to CESJDS. "I was so excited to reconnect with Jewish culture, and teach in a school where I can ignite my passion for reading and writing, all while incorporating Jewish elements," she says.
In her free time, Naomi loves to travel, take road trips, try many different types of foods, go to concerts, and read.