The Gan Tammy Team 2020-21
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 after the birth of her twin baby boys, she opened the new 'Gan Tammy' in September 2017 and teaches the older class, known to everyone as "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, and 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.
Hannah Reich is returning as the second assistant in the Green Room for her second year.
Hannah made aliyah from New York in 2018 and has worked with children for several years. In her spare time she can often be found reading, baking, or creating crocheted or wire artwork. She's honored to be a part of the Gan Tammy team!
Leah Sandhaus has been with Gan Tammy for the past 3 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 has been with Gan Tammy for 3 years and is the assistant in the Blue Room in the afternoon, as well as working two full days. Originating from Toronto, Canada she has lived in Israel for 5 years. She has an Early Childhod Education certificate and worked in Israeli ganim for the 2 years before joining us. She has a real passion for teaching this age group and we love having Kayli on the team.
Lisa Israel joined Gan Tammy this year as 1st assistant in the Blue Room. Originally from Atlanta. Georgia, she has lived in Israel for the past 2 years. Lisa has been working with children in camps and schools since 2004 and was a first grade teacher in a NY Jewish day school. We are delighted to have her on the team.
Shefra Yakhin made Alyiah in February 2020 just before all the corona craziness hit Israel and then got married this past June. She has a BA in Psychology and a certificate in early childhood development. She loves being with the children and has been a very positive addition to the Gant Tammy team.