Middle School- General Studies

Shahaf Klein- Math 


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 11-year old daughters. 

To contact Shahaf Klein, email sklein@emek.org. 




Dan Freeborn- English


Dan Freeborn has been a high school and International Baccalaureate teacher in Milan, Italy and Madrid, Spain for the past 17 years. He has a B.A. in Literature, an M.A. in Liberal Arts and Philosophy, and is currently working toward a doctorate in Education, with an emphasis on moral and character education in the literature classroom.

To contact Dan Freeborn, email dfreeborn@emek.org. 






Brandon Neuman- Science

To contact Brandon Neuman, email bneuman@emek.org. 


Karen Benzino- Science/History/Language Arts


To contact Karen Benzino, email kbenzino@emek.org.








Layla Vasquez- Math/Science


To email Layla Vasquez, email lvasquez@emek.org. 









Shannon Bennett- History/English

To email Shannon Bennett, email sbennett@emek.org.






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