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Alumni Spotlight: Sharone Kattan (HS '07)

Beginning this September, Sharone Kattan (HS '07) will be working as a Speech Language Pathologist at The Shefa School, a Jewish day school for students with language-based learning disabilities. After graduating from Heschel, Sharone received a BA from NYU, an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Tel Aviv University, and an MS in Speech Language Pathology from Brooklyn College.

At The Shefa School, Sharone will be supporting groups of students in their receptive and expressive language abilities in addition to leading reading groups. Sharone will also serve as a resource for teachers in classrooms across various subjects. Sharone looks forward to working with the many talented educators at Shefa, who are able to focus on each student's capabilities while helping them to overcome individual challenges. After school hours, Sharone works with students around NYC to help them improve in various areas including reading, receptive/expressive language, articulation, fluency, and social skills.

The Heschel and Shefa communities are closely connected in that both institutions aim to create caring and supportive environments that integrate Jewish values and traditions into everyday life. The two schools are also similar in their pluralistic models. Sharone is excited to take this new step in her career in an atmosphere that has a familiar feeling. Heschel was my home for so many years and I am grateful for the life-long friendships that I made there, beginning as early as 1st grade.