Jr. Etzim Educators 
6th Grade
Mason Sirois

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msiros@tbsneedham.org

I am very excited to be a Mayim teacher this year. I have been working at 6 points sci-tech academy the past 6 summers and I am looking forward to applying what I learned there to my teaching at TBS. In my spare time I enjoy reading fantasy books and playing video games. 

As a teacher it is my goal to nurture my students’ interests while also introducing them to new concepts and perspectives. I love to see children's enthusiasm for learning and want to encourage that as much as possible.

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Jacob Paikoff

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jpaikoff@tbsneedham.org

Jacob is an engineer and entrepreneur, who loves everything STEM and is passionate about creating learning environments that foster exploration and discovery, and making things explode (in a safe, controlled way, of course). He previously was a counselor and the Robotics Instructor at the URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy for four summers, and now teaches STEM programs throughout the Boston area. Jacob also volunteers with FIRST Robotics, which he has been involved with for many years, in Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, and now here. He received his Bachelors’ in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and his Masters’ in Technical Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida.

7th Grade
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Adam Klein

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aklein@tbsneedham.org

Hello, my name is Adam Klein and I am an Etzim Educator.  This is my fifth year at TBS and I am looking forward to another terrific year!  My educational philosophy mirrors what philosophers John Dewey and Nel Noddings stood for in education, which is that every student should have equal success in the classroom, with the teacher responding accordingly to making conscious decisions best for their students skillsets.  Along with that mindset, the teacher should balance the importance of learning in the classroom with building strong connections with every student.  I am incredibly excited for this year with all the discovery, connections, and fun we will have here!

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Jacob Paikoff

Pronouns: He/Him/His

jpaikoff@tbsneedham.org

Jacob is an engineer and entrepreneur, who loves everything STEM and is passionate about creating learning environments that foster exploration and discovery, and making things explode (in a safe, controlled way, of course). He previously was a counselor and the Robotics Instructor at the URJ 6 Points Sci-Tech Academy for four summers, and now teaches STEM programs throughout the Boston area. Jacob also volunteers with FIRST Robotics, which he has been involved with for many years, in Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, and now here. He received his Bachelors’ in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and his Masters’ in Technical Entrepreneurship from the University of South Florida.

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Sheira Rosenfield

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srosenfield@tbsneedham.org

Sheira will be starting her 23rd year as an educator at TBS! Temple Beth Shalom feels like her “home away from home”!
She loves teaching Hebrew and working with B. Mitzvah students.   
One of Sheira’s special interests is teaching the Holocaust. Sheira has been certified as a Facing History and Ourselves educator and took part in a Holocaust educator’s program at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.
Sheira is married to Mark and they live in Franklin, MA.  They have a son, Benjamin, who lives in Brooklyn NY, and a puppy, Ruby.