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STEAM Department - Faculty List

Mrs. Orly Nadler

Orly Nadler

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  • Phone: 201-833-4307 ext. 301
  • Email: nadlero@maayanot.org
  • Mrs. Orly Nadler, Director of Educational Technology and Co-Director of STEAM Education and Innovation, also serves as a 10th grade mehanekhet. Mrs. Nadler is an honors graduate of the Sy Syms School of Business, with a B.S. in Management Information Systems, and she is currently completing an M.A. in Jewish Philosophy at Bernard Revel Graduate School at Yeshiva University. Prior to joining Ma'ayanot's faculty, Mrs. Nadler taught Jewish History at Bruriah High School, and computer courses at various other schools. She also worked as a Project Coordinator for a Judaic online learning website that is soon to debut. She is available as a resource to faculty and students, aiding the integration of technology into all aspects of the Ma’ayanot school culture.

Mr. Fred Bartels

Fred Bartels

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  • Email: Bartelsf@maayanot.org
  • Mr. Fred Bartels teaches AP Computer Science.  He earned a B.A. in Geography from Syracuse University and an M.A. in Geography from Columbia University; he also earned a Certificate in Sustainable Design from the Yestermorrow Design Build School. Prior to joining the Ma’ayanot faculty, Mr. Bartels served as the Director of Information Technology and as Head of the Computer Science Department at the Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY. Within these capacities he taught AP Computer Science for almost thirty years, and he oversaw the integration of a 1:1 laptop program throughout grades 7-12.  Mr. Bartels is also the author of a book titled Learning with Laptops, he started The School Computing Wiki, and he helped launch The Independent School Educators Ning.  

Mrs. Reyce Krause

Reyce  Krause

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  • Email: krauser@maayanot.org
  • A beloved math teacher for many years, Mrs. Reyce Krause now teaches our new STEAM course at Ma’ayanot. She earned her B.S. in Math from Ramapo College where she won the Wiley Prize for Excellence in Mathematics. Prior to joining Ma'ayanot's faculty, Mrs. Krause worked as a computer programmer and taught high school math at Bais Yaakov of Ramapo.

Mr. Benny Reiner

Benny Reiner

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  • Email: Reinerb@maayanot.org
  • Mr. Benny Reiner is an IT Engineer in our technology office. He will be teaching our Computer Coding elective this year. Prior to joining Ma’ayanot’s faculty, Mr. Reiner worked as an Engineer Specialist for The Garb Consulting Group, where he specialized in network and PC troubleshooting. He has an Associate degree in Network Administration from Bergen Community College.

Mrs. Gila Stein

Gila Stein

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  • Email: steing@maayanot.org
  • Mrs. Gila Stein, Chair of the Science department and Co-chair of STEAM Education and Innovation, views her classroom as a community of learners and strives to provide every student with a broad and deep knowledge of fundamental scientific principles through active, hands-on learning. In addition to chairing the Science Department, Mrs. Stein teaches Chemistry, AP Chemistry, and Forensics, and she provides additional science help to students during their free periods by conducting workshops for individuals or small groups. Mrs. Stein came to Ma’ayanot from Ramaz Upper School, where she taught science for four years. Prior to her tenure at Ramaz, she taught science for two years in Shevach High School. Mrs. Stein earned her B.A. in Biochemistry from Queens College, and her M.A. in High School Science Education from Columbia Teachers College.

Mr. Aryeh Tiefenbrunn

Aryeh Tiefenbrunn

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  • Email: tiefenbrunna@maayanot.org
  • Aryeh Tiefenbrunn is a new teacher of Chemistry, Physics, STEAM, and Music Theory at Ma’ayanot. He has a BA from Yeshiva University with a double major in Biology and Music. He comes to Ma’ayanot with experience teaching New York City public school students through Project START!. Mr. Tiefenbrunn was a research assistant in YU’s Department of Biology, where he performed experiments in cancer cell biology. He is currently a semicha student at the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary of Yeshiva University. He is also an accomplished performing and recording artist who has performed in several bands and venues, including NCSY and Yachad youth programs.