Mizel Students Reach Out to the Community


Lillian R. Hellman

  • Director
  • B.A. Jewish Studies, U.C.L.A
  • M.A. Education, San Francisco State University
  • Clear Standard Elementary Teaching Credential K-9
  • UAHC National Teacher’s Certificate
  • UAHC National Principal’s Certificate
  • Principal, Religious School, Congregation Beth El, Berkeley, California
  • Director/Teacher, Midrasha East Bay Jewish Community High School, Berkeley, California
  • Principal, Atid Hebrew Academy Day School, West Covina, California
  • Total years in education: 21
  • Years at Mizel: 4

 Lauren Drover

    • Preschool/ Prekindergarten Teacher
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Total years in education: 14
    • Years at Mizel: 5

Chelsea Sexton

    • Preschool Assistant
    • Years at Mizel: 1

Andrea Reese

  • Kindergarten
  • BS Elementary Education from Centenary College of Louisiana
  • Taught 1st grade for 13 years at Levine Academy in Dallas, TX
  • Lead infant/toddler teacher at Tulsa Educare in Tulsa, OK for 2 years
  • Total years in Education: 18
  • Years at Mizel: 2

Katie Harney

  • 1st and 2nd Grade Teacher
  • B.S. Middle Childhood Education, emphasis in Language Arts & Social Studies
  • Taught gifted classes, 2nd/3rd/4th grades for 6 years at Jenks Public Schools
  • Training in International Baccalaureate, served on Math, Social Studies and Technology revision committees
  • Years at Mizel: 2

Mitzi Carrington

  • 3rd and 5th Grade Teacher
  • B.S. Elementary Education, Oklahoma State University with
    Minors in Science, Social Studies, Language Arts
  • Taught gifted classes and K-5th grades for 33 years in Bartlesville and Jenks
  • Training in International Baccalaureate and served on Math, Science, and Healthand Wellness Curriculum revision committees
  • Years at Mizel: 3

Alin Avitan

    • Hebrew and Judaic Studies Instructor
    • Studied at Marie Victorian College – World Geography, Tourism, French and Early Childhood Education at Jewish Adult CEGEP
    • Hebrew teacher at a Toronto Jewish Day school for 1st-5th grades
    • Owned and ran a Child Care program in Montreal for 5 years
    • Taught at Montreal Talmud Torah School for five years as Kindergarten teacher, Hebrew teacher, and sub for all classes
    • Taught at B’nai Emunah Pre-School for 3 years
    • Taught Hebrew and Judaic Studies at B’nai Emunah Hebrew School and the Tulsa Adult Institute of Jewish Studies for the past 13 years
    • Years at Mizel: 6

Carol Adams

    • Media Specialist
    • B.S. Education, Tahlequah Northeastern State College
    • M.S. Reading, Tahlequah Northeastern State College
    • Total Years in Education: 46
    • Years at Mizel: 11

Kris Branston

  • Art Teacher and Classroom Assistant
  • Associate in Applied Science, Early Childhood Education
  • Highline College, Seattle WA
  • B.A. Studio Art, Oral Roberts University
  • Total Years in Education: 19
  • Years at Mizel: 17

 Amy Underwood

  • Health and Wellness Director of Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center
  • Physical Education Instructor Mizel Jewish Community Day School
  • B.S. Physical Education, Oklahoma State University
  • Total years in education: 20
  • Years at Mizel: 19

Shelley Harden

  • Music Teacher
  • B.S. Oklahoma State University
  • Business Administration
  • 21 years Home Educator
  • Courses studied include: music theory, piano and voice
  • Taught 5 years graded choir
  • Years at Mizel: 2