The Rampage

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Diana Arboleda

Hannah Doft ’20

October 9, 2019

Hannah Doft: What are your hobbies outside of school?  Ms. Diana Arboleda: I love reading, gardening, yoga and pilates. I also enjoy going to Broadway and off-Broadway shows in the city.    HD: What are two fun facts about yourself?  DA: I love dogs but I don't have one. I am the youngest of...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Susannah Grossman

Rachel Freilich ’22

September 26, 2019

This year, Ramaz welcomes Ms. Susannah Grossman as the new English teacher. Ms. Grossman is passionate about learning English Literature and sharing it with her students. She loves listening to old bands and opera, taking bike rides through Riverside Park, and participating in voter registration drives th...

Q&A: Getting to Know Mr. Patrick Letourneau

Nicole Hirschkorn '22

September 25, 2019

Mr. Patrick Letourneau loves math, soccer, skiing, and teaching. He enjoys helping students improve not only their academic abilities but also their athletic abilities. He is looking forward to the school year, and is eager to get to know the students. The Rampage interviewed Mr. Letourneau to learn more ab...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Cynthia Webb

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 25, 2019

Following an intensive search, the Ramaz administration appointed Ms. Cynthia Webb as the school’s new Learning Center Director. Ms. Webb has a law degree from Boston University, an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a MEd in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia...

Q&A: Getting to Know Dr. Nancy Block

Nicole Hirschkorn '22

September 25, 2019

Dr. Nancy Block, the new Sophomore Grade Dean and Learning Center Specialist has an affinity for chesed. She enjoys hiking, traveling, and helping others. Dr. Block is looking forward to helping students make a difference in the world by encouraging them to doing acts of chesed. She hopes to make a ...

Q&A: Getting to Know Dr. Donna Herzog

Sydney Eisenstein '22

September 25, 2019

Sydney Eisenstein: How do you like Ramaz? Dr. Donna Herzog: Ramaz is very different from where I worked before but I really love the energy of the students and interacting with them.   SE: What do you think of the length of our school days? DH: I think that the length of Ramaz’s school...

Q&A: Getting to Know Coach Mike Sweetney

Q&A: Getting to Know Coach Mike Sweetney

Spencer Rubinstein '21

September 25, 2019

The 2003 NBA draft is widely recognized as one of the greatest drafts in NBA history. Four of the top five picks will one day be in the Hall of Fame; you probably recognize the names Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. With the ninth pick of the draft, the New York Knicks sele...

Q&A: Getting to Know Dr. Natalya Sukhonos

Rebecca Silber ’23

September 25, 2019

This year, Freshman students are lucky to have Dr. Sukhonos, a graduate of Harvard and Stanford, as their new first and second-year Spanish teacher. Dr. Sukhonos is ready to bring the best of her academic and teaching skills to the Ramaz Upper School. Sharing many of Ramaz’s values, such as friendliness an...

Q&A: Getting to Know Mr. Avraham Kavian

Caroline Schwartz ’22

September 25, 2019

This year, Mr. Avraham Kavian has joined the Ramaz Upper School science department. Mr. Kavian teaches freshman biology and enjoys the buzz of working in New York City.    Caroline Schwartz: Where are you from? Mr. Kavian: I am originally from Los Angeles, California.   CS: Where did you st...

Q&A: Getting to Know Coach Matt

Caitlin Levine ’21

September 25, 2019

In line with Ramaz’s annual theme, “Ramaz 2020: See different,” Ramaz has hired a new athletics director, Mr. Eli Katz, as well as a new boys’ gym coach, Matthew Ospala. Coach Matt, as he is called, graduated from Bergen Community College in Paramus NJ, with an associate's degree in sports management...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Racheli Taubes

William Kremer ’21

September 25, 2019

This year, Ms. Racheli Taubes joined the Tanakh department as a new biblical studies teacher. After teaching at several other yeshiva day schools and spending time as an educator at the University of Pennsylvania Hillel in Philadelphia, she returned to the Big Apple to teach freshmen and juniors at R...

Q&A: Getting to Know Ms. Yael Landau

Rebecca Massel ’21

September 25, 2019

Ms. Yael Landau, a new Ramaz teacher, is excited to be back in a Jewish environment, teaching her favorite subject: math. She feels welcomed in the Upper School and is looking forward to teaching and learning from students. To introduce her to Ramaz, the Rampage interviewed her and learned more about her....

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