Shahaf Klein- Math 

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Shahaf Klein holds two bachelors in buds management. He has been teaching for 20+ years, mostly at the middle and high school level. His wife is an educator as well and is an educational therapist and Marriage & Family Therapist. Currently she is an elementary religious school principal. Together, they have twin 12-year old daughters. 

To contact Shahaf Klein, email [email protected] 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Benzino- Math


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To contact karen Benzino, email [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

Layla Nourbakhsh- Science

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To contact Layla , email lnourbakhsh@emek.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wendy McAdam- Humanities 

Mrs. McAdam grew up in Etiwanda, California, graduating from Etiwanda High School.  She went on to earn an Associate of Arts degree at Chaffey College and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Humboldt State University where she met her husband.  More recently, Mrs. McAdam graduated from Capella University with a Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction.  She began her teaching career in 1997 at a private school in Simi Valley. Although she has taught grades third through eighth, her greatest joy is teaching middle school English and history. After twenty-three years of teaching at the same school, Mrs. McAdam felt the need for a new challenge.  She feels blessed to have found a new home at Emek. Currently, she and her family reside in Simi Valley.  Her husband is a recreation coordinator with Conejo Recreation and Parks District in Thousand Oaks.  They have two amazing daughters. The oldest is a recent graduate from Sonoma State University.  While the youngest is just starting her college career at the University of Santa Cruz.  On the weekends, she and her family enjoy watching movies, playing games, and strolling through museums.  

To contact Wendy McAdam, email [email protected] 

 

 

Diane Weinberger- Humanities

Ms. Diane Weinberger is so honored to be joining the Emek family. She is thrilled to be the Middle School Humanities teacher. She is from NYC and has been living in Los Angeles since 2002. She has been teaching English/Theatre/History/Speech/Debate for 21 years. She also directed 20 plays and adores the arts. She is blessed to have a very loving fiancee and a joyful 7 year old son. She is looking forward to an exciting school year!