Mr. Carpenter is excited to begin his first year at MJGDS! He earned his Master of Education at the University of Pittsburgh and has taught 2nd grade through college. He is fluent in German. Mr. Carpenter has two children: his oldest daughter, Zoe, is an MJGDS Kindergartener this year and his youngest daughter, Teagan, is in Kofim at the JJC Preschool. He is also expecting a baby with his wife in April! Fun Fact: Mr. Carpenter and his wife, Emily, met while performing on a Royal Caribbean ship.
Liat Walker, a native of Bat Yam, Israel, is the Third Grade-Gimmel Jewish Studies teacher. She is known as Morah Liat (morah means teacher). She has been teaching Kitah Gimmel Jewish Studies at MJGDS for fifteen years. She also teaches Fifth Grade (Hey) Jewish Studies at our school and is the Jewish Studies Coordinator. Morah Liat is married to her husband, Blair, and has two children – Rachel, an MJGDS graduate and now a tenth grader at Fletcher High School, and a son, David, a former MJGDS student and now a freshman at Florida State University. Morah Liat earned her degree from the University of North Florida.