Specialist Curriculum



Sandra Maldonado- Art


To contact Sandra Maldonado, email [email protected] 








Rachel Seidel- Music


Morah Rachel has been teaching music in some capacity since 1993. She received her B.A. in music from Cal State University, Northridge in 1993 as well as her registration as a music therapist. She has worked for a Mommy and Me music company for 9 years and then started her own company, Groovy Music for Kids. Since then she has been spreading the joy of music to many different Jewish institutions. Rachel has 4 children, all of whom have attended Emek. 

To contact Rachel Seidel, email [email protected]





Rae Shagalov- Librarian/Project Based Learning Specialist


Rae Shagalov has a Master's degree in Library Science and B.A. in English. She was also an art major in college and went to high school at the Unschool of New Haven, which was a very fun school that was completely run by the students. That's what gave Mrs. Shagalov the idea to make the library a fun place where students are in charge of what they like to learn, and where they can discover and develop their talents. Mrs. Shagalov is famous for her beautiful handwriting which can be viewed at www.holysparks.org.

To contact Rae Shagalov, email [email protected]




Sheri Delkhah- Educational Technology Coordinator


Sheri holds a B.A in Computer Science and a Master’s Degree in Educational Technology. She has started her carrier as a computer programmer and drifted slowly into education. She spent the past 20 years teaching technology in various schools and improving their technology curriculum. She has trained teachers with use of technology and integration in classrooms, taught programming and robotics to students and prepared students for a robotic competition called ‘Rally in the Valley’ at CSUN. She is married and has 3 children. Sheri is very excited to become a member of the Emek community as the Educational Technology Coordinator and the Yearbook Advisor.

To contact Sheri Delkhah, email to [email protected] 



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