May 20, 2024
Search
Close this search box.
Search
Close this search box.
May 20, 2024
Search
Close this search box.

Linking Northern and Central NJ, Bronx, Manhattan, Westchester and CT

TABC Brings on a Team of Humanities Teachers

TABC is proud to announce the hiring of a number of new instructors in the history and English departments. These highly-regarded teachers join an impressive group of returning faculty and bring years of quality experience and creativity to their new roles at TABC.

Rabbi Shlomo Adelman, new head of school at TABC, commented “I am very excited to welcome our cohort of new faculty members joining us this year. They will deepen the already robust academic experience and scholarly exploration in our school community. They represent tremendous knowledge, perspective and expertise.”

Eli Katz joins the history department teaching World History I and World History II. Katz is joining the school from Ramaz where he served as the athletic director of the upper school. For three years prior to that, he served as a history teacher at Kohelet Yeshiva in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. Katz is extremely excited to bring his passion for history and his desire to blend his knowledge of Jewish history into the world history classroom.

Herbert Plummer joins the English department most recently from Fusion Academy. After earning his master’s from Hunter College, Plummer taught English literature at Xavier High School in Manhattan, and has coached cross-country track for five years. As an athlete, poet and educator, Plummer is excited to bring his multi-layered experience to the students of TABC.

Josh Longo joins the English department after teaching for 30 years in New York and New Jersey. With a degree in creative writing from Binghamton University, Longo brings with him his passion for writing and literature and hopes to collaborate with the students on the Literary Magazine. He is also passionate about sports, and hopes to bring his love of fencing to TABC as well. He is very excited to be joining the TABC team.

Blaine Walker, a new history teacher, comes most recently from Hebrew Academy in Miami. Dr. Walker has a PhD from the University of Arkansas, where he also gained experience teaching various historical subjects over the years. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Walker is an avid fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks. He is very much looking forward to being a part of the TABC community.

Cary Riker has a passion for literature and the craft of writing and strives to instill that same passion in her students. Riker attended Johns Hopkins University, but left to pursue her interest in photography and film, receiving a bachelor’s in film and video production at Brooks Institute of Photography. She also has a bachelor’s in arts and letters from Portland State University and a master’s of teaching secondary language arts from Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. A competitive equestrian, Riker trains horses and gives horseback riding lessons to children and adults.

Liam Machlin is teaching AP U.S. History and AP Government at TABC this year. Raised in Israel, he is fluent in both Hebrew and English. He holds a bachelor’s in history from Tel Aviv University and a master’s in History from Emory University. Machlin previously taught AP U.S. History and AP European History at Midreshet Shalhevet High School. He believes in developing a passion for learning and understanding history by examining the nuances in historical events, with a comparison against current events.

TABC is thrilled to welcome this new cadre of professionals who are already off and running with the new school year, forming relationships with their students and ready to make an impact on their academic growth and success.

Leave a Comment

Most Popular Articles