Janice G. - Janice grew up in Michigan but moved to Maryland when she got married. With an educational background in Early Childhood Education and Art, she has been teaching 3-4yr olds at the Gan for more than 30 years.
Mary Lynn G. - Mary Lynn majored in Early Childhood Education at the University of Maryland and continued her studies, attending all conferences including all NAEYC conferences since 1980. She has been a teacher at the Gan for more than 30 yrs. Before joining the staff of the Gan, Mary Lynn was a teacher for 15 years. at Bannockburn Co-op Nursery School. She started the pre-school program for the Department of Recreation at Hine Junior High School in DC and worked the after school playground program before having children of her own.
Keisha G. - Keisha started her teaching career here at the Gan, where she worked for 5 years. Since leaving the Gan, Keisha has taught in the D.C Public Schools where she worked with children with special needs and has also worked as the director of an after school program. She has participated in numerous NAEYC conferences and professional development workshops related to early childhood education.
Adelina G. -
Janet H. - Janet Harari was born in New York and spent most of her adult life in the NY/NJ area. After graduating from Rutgers University and completing her Master's Degree in Business from Pace University, Janet returned to school to complete her Teacher's Certification. Janet taught for several years in public preschools in the NY area. While raising her three children she volunteered with several Jewish organizations and was involved in creating educational Jewish programming for children. Janet began her work at the Gan as an assistant teacher in 2010 after relocating with her family from NY. She enjoys teaching early childhood in the Gan's warm and nurturing community.
Doris H. - Doris has been teaching two and three year olds since the Gan began. It has now been over 40 years! She obviously loves, loves, teaching the children! Doris is author of Doris Herman's Preschool Primer, published by Tarcher/Putnam, and has written many published articles about teaching preschoolers. Doris believes the Gan is the finest and most loving and nurturing school around!
Noa L. - Noa was born on a Kibbutz and as a teenager started working with children. After high school, she volunteered for one year serving as a counselor for children in under-served communities. She was selected to the competitive Program of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. Before long, she became a counselor (and a certified Tourist guide) teaching children, teenagers, adults, and leading groups on hiking trips (up to six day long). After completing her studies, she became a certified teacher and shortly afterwards earned her Bachelors degree in special education at Tel Aviv University, Israel. She has worked with children with special needs and typically developing children in different frameworks, such as summer camps for the blind and for children with Down Syndrome. She served as a director of summer camps. While her children were young, she continued to teach young children part time. Currently, Noa teaches a mixed-age class at the Gan and provides inclusion programs focused on the child’s social skills and family counseling services focused on children behavioral issues.
Yolanda L. - Yolanda was born and raised in Washington, DC. She has studied Elementary Education at Trinity University and has been an assistant teacher at the Gan for more than 5 years.