Third and Fourth Grade Teacher
Hillary Edelson was born in California, grew up in New Jersey, and is now proud to call Riverdale home. She loves to travel, partake in a variety of art classes, and is an animal lover through and through! Hillary is a personable and passionate educator who teaches through an engaging hands-on learning approach to reach children of all ages. Teaching the importance and beauty that lie within the values, traditions, and holiday customs within Judaism has become a great passion of hers, as she has been a part of many different Jewish communities. Hillary received a dual MST in Childhood General and Special Education from Pace University, and has been teaching at S.A.R. Academy in Riverdale for 9 years and is thrilled to have joined the Riverdale Temple’s Simcha Learning Center this year, and teaches third and fourth grade Torah stories, Jewish values, holidays and life cycle events. Hillary looks forward to future years with the community!