The Central family welcomed a number of wonderful new faculty and staff members this Fall! Ms. Kymberly Baker, familiar and beloved by many YCQ students from her experience there, will be working at the front desk and part of the Central Admissions team.

Mr. Erez Bar-Levy will be teaching all levels of Spanish; he is also known as “Profe,” and has a passion for Spanish Golden Age literature, which he hopes to share with his students. Dr. Katina Manko joins the history department; in addition to her high school teaching experience, Dr. Manko also taught history curriculum design at the college level at Bard College and the Ramapo College of New Jersey, and worked in museums. Ms. Hannie Ricardo arrived from Israel to teach Hebrew Language and Music, and Mr. Sabyasachi Rath will be teaching physics, also after many years of teaching physics at the college level. Ms. Tzirel Schwartz joins the Learning Center staff as a Learning Specialist; she previously taught in Toras Emes Klurman Elementary School in Miami and Bnos Malka in Queens. Finally, for the first time, Central is offering a college course for which students can receive credit at Yeshiva University colleges. Mr. Michael Strauss, Interim Dean of the Sy Syms Business School, will be teaching a heavily subscribed elective called “Business and Entrepreneurship: Swimming with the Sharks.”

The Central faculty and students look forward to welcoming the new faculty into the Central family over the coming weeks, and are excited for all of the new ideas and knowledge they will bring to our building!