Nursery Level

Amanda Aronovitz

Assistant Teacher
B.A., Journalism and Communications
University of Florida, 2002
Teaching and working at TKAE since 2012

I love watching children learn something new. In nursery, they come in as toddlers and leave as big kids. Their excitement is contagious and never fails to bring a smile to my face.  I wake up every day excited to come to work so that I can see my class kids. Every day is an adventure. I enjoy working in a school filled with wonderful staff. It is truly a family. Both of my children went through the TKAE Early Childhood program. I wouldn’t want to move them anywhere else.

Karen Elmalich

Assistant Teacher
B.A., Communications, University of Central Florida, 1999
Teaching since 2010 • With TKAE since 2015

Being a mother of four, I obviously love children and working with children other than my own is fun and rewarding. I love seeing their different personalities. I like working at the TKAE EC program because I love children and this job, especially because it gives me the flexibility of being with them and having plenty of time to be with my own children after work.

Sue Robertson

Lead Teacher
B.A. Sociology, SUNY Stony Brook, 1977
Teaching since 1990 • With TKAE since 1990

Each day I am excited to see learning in action and having that one child make a connection. Their little minds are growing and expanding each and every day, and something amazing happens to all of them at some point during the year. I love the people I work with and those that I interact with every day. We are a family.

Cheryl Stumer

Lead Teacher
B.S., Public Relations, University of Florida, 1986
Teaching and working at TKAE since 2008

I like teaching because it can be very rewarding, fun and is a way for me to give back to the community. I love working with children, watching and helping them to grow, and seeing them succeed.

Diane Tal

Assistant Teacher
Child Development Associate
Teaching since 1990 • With TKAE since 2015

I’ve always loved working with children. I enjoy seeing their reaction when learning something new, or seeing something for the first time. I find working with children very rewarding. Teaching pre-school has always been my passion. Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El is a great place to work, and has wonderful families, children and staff.