Our Leadership Team
Dr. Sarah Levy
Co-Founder / Head of School
Dr. Levy has been involved in the field of Jewish education since 2001, working, teaching, consulting, and writing in the areas of supplemental, day school, adult, and experiential education, most recently teaching and serving as an administrator at Denver Jewish Day School and working at Charles E Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD. She has an undergraduate degree in business and sociology and holds a Master of Jewish Education degree from Hebrew College, a doctorate in education from Northeastern University, and certificates in Advanced Jewish Studies, Day School Education, and Jewish Educational Leadership.
Co-Founder / Head of School
Mr. Parmet has been committed to education since 2002, having taught subjects such as reading, social studies, math, and science and serving in various school leadership roles, most recently teaching at Denver Academy and teaching and serving as an administrator at Denver Jewish Day School. He earned his Master of Education degree with an emphasis in School Leadership from the High Tech High Graduate School of Education. His areas of expertise include student-centered learning, project based learning, interdisciplinary education, experiential education, social-emotional education, and community engagement.
We recognize that our teachers are our most valuable asset, and the best way to provide the optimal learning environment for our students is to recruit, hire, and support the strongest faculty possible. We are thrilled to have such an amazing team for the 2021-2022 school year.
Caterina DeLuca (Ms. Catie)
Orange Room Teacher (math, literacy, interdisciplinary)
Ms. DeLuca grew up around an assortment of animals including chickens, bees, turtles, a dog, and two very lazy cats. Moving to Durango, Colorado in 2013, she studied elementary education at Fort Lewis College and spent her time hiking and canoeing around southern Colorado. Spending a semester abroad in Reggio Emilia, Italy she studied both the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approach to education (both learner-centered methods of teaching that encourage students to ask questions and explore), while eating too much amazing food. She has experience teaching in a Montessori school in Denver where she learned to develop lessons that focused on hands-on learning while also learning about different cultures and families. When she is not working, she can be found traveling, reading mysteries, camping, hiking with her cat, and eating spicy food.
Sarah Belton (Ms. Belton)
Yellow Room Teacher (literacy, math, interdisciplinary), Teacher Coach
Ms. Belton has been teaching for over a decade in three different states, with most of her experience focusing on fifth and sixth graders. She grew up just outside of Chicago with my dad and my younger brother and lived in California before moving to Colorado a little over four years ago. She has a degree from Illinois State University in Middle Level Education and previously taught at Downtown Denver Expeditionary School. When not teaching or at school, she enjoys being outside, spending time with friends and family, exercising, hanging out with her two cats, listening to music, watching movies, eating spicy food, and watching or playing sports. She cheers for the Rockies and the Nuggets, as long as they’re not playing against the Chicago White Sox or the Bulls!
Arica Cykiert (Ms. Cykiert)
Blue Room Teacher (literacy, math, interdisciplinary)
Ms. Cykiert grew up in Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan. She continued her education at Northeastern University, where she received her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She spent a year in Boston teaching across multiple grade levels and loved getting to know her students and building relationships in the classroom. Ms. Cykiert is very to be living in Colorado now and looks forward to exploring all that it has to offer -- including trying skiing for the first time! During her free time, she loves painting and traveling to new places.
Zafririt Ring (Mora Zafririt)
Morah Zaf, born and raised in Israel, moved to Colorado seven years ago. Since then, she has been
teaching Hebrew in various synagogues and Jewish institutions. She has three years experience as a
kindergarten teacher and five years as a Hebrew, heritage, holidays, and prayers teacher at various
synagogues. She loves to work with children, bringing a lot of energy and passion to her classes. She teaches using songs, movement, and acting in a very experiential and fun way for her students. Morah Zaf has two children aged six and four. She loves to cook, play sports, read, and spend time with her children.