Carrie Barbakoff started as our Education Director in 2018. Ms. Barbakoff earned a BA in Elementary Education from the University of Iowa and an MA in Jewish Professional Studies from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership in Chicago. She has taken coursework at DePaul University in Chicago; She’Arim College of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem; and the ifellows, iCenter of Northbrook, IL (concentration in Israel education). Her studies concentrated on curriculum development and Hebrew instruction.
Carrie’s teaching experience includes instructing public school students at elementary levels; as a substitute at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School; and teaching in congregation religious schools in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas. She has also worked in the private sector, including for the Israel Ministry of Tourism.