The Gan Tammy Team 2019-20
Tammy is one of the best known gannenot in Jerusalem. Originally from London, Tammy has a qualification in early childhood education, and taught in several nursery schools, before making Aliyah. She has been running her own gannim for English speaking children in Israel for over 20 years.
After taking a year out to be with her twin baby boys, she opened the new 'Gan Tammy' in September 2017 and teaches the older class. aka "The Blue Room".
Amanda Seitz is the gannenet in The Green Room.
Currently residing in Elazar, she grew up in North London, where she studied early childhood education, become qualified in 1994. After working in Jewish pre-schools in England, she made aliya in 1999 and worked in the "old" Gan Tammy from 2000-2001 before setting up a mishpachton, which she ran for nearly 16 years. She Joined us last year as the asstistant in the Green room before stepping into the vacant gannenet role this year. She brings an amazing wealth of experience of working with our younger age group.
Deena Denbo is the 1st assistant in the Blue Room. Originally from Los Angeles, Deena served in the IDF reaching the rank of Drill Sergeant before joining the Gan Tammy team at the start of the 2019 school year. Before making Aliya Deena had worked as classroom assistant in an LA Jewish nursery and pre-school. She also worked as an aid to a special needs pre-school child.
Rivka Ziman is the 2nd assistant in the Green Room. Born in London, Rivka has worked as a teacher's assistant at a Jewish day school in England and has also served as a camp counselor for several years. She's a great addition to the younger class team.
Leah Sandhaus has been with Gan Tammy for the past 2 years. Her role this year is as the "floating" assistant, working in both classes, much to the disappointment of the children of whichever class she isn't in that day! Before joining us, Leah worked in a mishpachton and prior to making aliyah from New York, Leah worked as a special education care assistant.
Kayli Green is the afternoon assistant in the Blue Room for 2019-20, after working as the 2nd assistant last year. Originating from Toronto, Canada she has lived in Israel for 5 years. She has an Early Childhod Education certificate and has worked in Israeli ganim for the past 2 years in Ganim. She has a real passion for teaching this age group and we love having Kayli on the team.