Join us in welcoming our newest members to the Yavneh teachers and staff! We are so excited for the ’22-’23 year with these amazing educators joining the family. The future is bright!
Margaux Millman (K-2 Music)
Margaux Millman is a music educator, conductor, and vocal coach born and raised outside Washington, D.C. She has now lived in the bay area for 10 years.
She holds a masters degree in music education and piano performance from Northwestern University and Bachelors and Doctorate in music education from the University of Illinois. Her teaching and research focus is on diversity and inclusion in the music classroom and developing a comprehensive music curriculum for K-12 students.
Margaux taught middle and high school choir for 7 years in Fairfax County, Virginia and has been on the faculty of San Jose State and The People’s Music School in Chicago. She is passionate about group singing and developing a culture of musical joy and active leadership in young students. She is beginning her 2nd year at Yavneh as the K-2 music teacher.
Margaux enjoys musical theater, cooking and baking, running, sewing, DIY home projects and having dance parties with her husband and three kids.
Roni Nahon (2nd Grade)
Roni Nahon holds a B.Ed degree from the Academic College at Wingate, Israel, including teaching credentials, majoring in toddler education and applied behavior analysis (ABA). Roni has been in the Bay Area for the last 6 years.
Before relocating to the Bay Area, Roni was teaching at schools and pre-schools programs. She owned a private studio offering movement classes for children Roni developed and taught the “עברית בתנועה – Hebrew in Motion” class at the APJCC in Los Gatos, which enriches children’s Hebrew skills through motion.
Roni loves the Hebrew language and believes that education happens best through motion, crafts and music while having fun.
Outside of school, Roni loves the ocean, dancing, practicing Yoga and overall nature and traveling.
Emily Antflick (4th Grade)
Emily Rose Antflick was born in Toronto, Canada and received a BA in Renaissance Jewish Studies from McGill University, as well as an MA in Curriculum Teaching and Learning and a BEd from the University of Toronto.
She is an alumna of a pluralistic Jewish school like Yavneh, and has experience teaching English, Humanities and Social Sciences at independent schools. Before becoming a classroom teacher, Emily worked as a curriculum developer, facilitator and program manager for nonprofit organizations and museums in Canada, the US, Australia and Indonesia. Emily is passionate about healthy work-life integration which led her to found a pioneering feminist coworking space called Shecosystem.
Emily currently lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with her partner, two magical kids, and a persistent sense of awe and gratitude for this place. In her spare time she dances, hikes, writes poetry, reads, and works to increase the biodiversity on the land she calls home. Emily is also currently studying with Kohenet Hebrew Priestess Institute and enjoys facilitating red tents, talking circles, and Jewish holiday gatherings.
Michelle Mathews: (Gan)
My name is Michelle Mathews, I am beyond excited to be back in the Gan classroom after two years off with my son. My passion is getting children excited about the world around them, exploring nature and showing them that they have the power to change the world for the better.
I was born and raised in the Santa Cruz mountains where I grew a love for nature and animals. I received my bachelors degree in child and adolescent development from SJSU and then my masters degree at UCSC. After which I taught a year of kindergarten at Boulder Creek Elementary and then 4 years here at Yavneh. Prior to that I taught preschool for multiple years while nannying and volunteering at the local elementary school.
In my spare time you can find me outside in the garden, caring for our numerous animals, or riding horses. I live in Boulder Creek with my son and my husband and we often take a drive to the beach to check out the tide pools.
Jen Hill (Gan)
My name is Jen Hill, and I am excited to join the Gan team this year. My husband and I moved here from LA about ten years ago, and we love the Bay Area. We have two children, Riley, who will be in Kitah Alef this year, and Drew, who attends the JCC preschool. I have been teaching elementary school since 2006. I started my career in the public school system as a fifth-grade teacher and later moved to an independent Jewish Day School as a third-grade teacher. Most recently, I taught at Blossom Hill Elementary before taking time off to start my family. I am excited to get back into the classroom and be a part of the Yavneh community now as a faculty member and parent.
Nathalie is excited to continue her teaching career at Yavneh after teaching both math and language arts in Israel for several years. Over the course of our staff weeks, it has become clear to the team that Nathalie is a committed and effective educator who dove right into planning units that are student-centered and hands-on. We are very excited to welcome Nathalie to our team. Nathalie holds a B.A. in Education from Beit Berl College in Israel, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from Seminar HaKibbutzim.
Louis has been a math educator for over 20 years at various schools in the Bay Area, Portland, OR, and Ann Arbor, MI. In addition to his Yavneh teaching duties, he is currently supervising the math tutoring center for the Math Performance Success Program at De Anza College. Louis earned a Bachelors in Math from Humboldt State University and a Masters in Math from Portland State University.
Louis is a parent to a current Yavneh student and two Yavneh graduates. His hobbies include cooking, hiking, and bicycling.
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Erin is excited to rejoin the Yavneh faculty this year in her role of supporting both faculty and students as well as providing substitute teaching support.
Erin comes to Yavneh with over 15 years of teaching and administrative experience at various private schools as well Jewish Days School in both Canada and the US. Prior to originally joining Yavneh in 2018, she was the Dean of Student Academics at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto where she worked collaboratively with teachers and students in the Student Services Department. Erin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Teaching Degree from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, and a Reading Specialist qualification. Erin also participated in The Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University.
Erin looks forward to working in Yavneh’s warm and collaborative learning environment that engages students, staff, families and the community. It is an exciting time to be at Yavneh and she looks forward to being a part of the school’s growth and development.
Erin has a passion for travel, cooking, fashion, and reading. She especially loves spending time with her family and friends by the lake or ocean.