It had been a long, hot and muggy Chicago summer. I was the principal of a private school that had decided to move to a new building, and I had spent countless hours...
About the School Matters Authors
Hertz Furniture is proud to host the School Matters Blog about current educational topics including school reform, bullying, technology in the classroom and more. Some topics may be controversial and the views and opinions presented by the blog authors are their own and do not necessarily represent the views and positions of Hertz Furniture, its owners and employees.
Karmi Gross was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He holds two masters degrees in Education, one from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and one from IT Research Institute. Karmi has been a classroom teacher for the past 35 years as well as a school principal for the past 17. He has lectured extensively on a wide range of educational topics, including concept-centered curriculum development, standards based teaching, and moral education.
Karmi and his wife have six children and he currently serves as an educational consultant and curriculum director for schools in the US and South Africa.
Miriam Loeb is an accomplished educator who graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 1981 with a degree in Special Education. Over the past 30 years she has had the opportunity to teach students aged 18 months to 18 years in both public and private schools. She also served as the co-director of a private school special education program in two different states. Always eager to learn herself, Miriam has received training in Montessori Methods, Early Childhood Education, the Orton Gillingham Method of Reading, and teaching English as a Second Language. Miriam has served as a mentor to numerous young educators. She currently enjoys the flexibility of teaching privately and sharing her teaching experience with others.
Kate Cohen holds a master degree in elementary education from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and a master degree in social work with a concentration in clinical practice in schools from Columbia University. In addition to her experience as a social work intern and classroom teacher in the New York City public schools, she has taught piano and early childhood music classes and written elementary math curriculum for a digital teaching platform. She currently enjoys raising her two children and writing educational materials.
Jonathan Yunger is the VP of Online Marketing at Hertz Furniture. Jonathan has a degree in Marketing Management and has worked for many years in in both online marketing and technology services. His current role allows him to be both creative and analytic and love his job. Jonathan is an occasional contributor to the School Matters blog.
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