Aviva Polonsky

B.A (Hons.), B.Ed., M.Ed., OCT
Since 2016, Aviva has served as president of the Federation of Teachers in Hebrew Schools, working passionately and tirelessly to ensure all parties in the schools are respected and their needs met. With a widespread reputation as a strong ‘consensus builder’, she brings her talents and experience working with different stakeholders to rally people together for the greater success of all.
Prior to her presidency, Aviva served on the executive of the Federation both as secretary and vice president. She has also been a candidate for the position of School Board Trustee in Thornhill ward 5 and Markham ward 1 in the recent municipal elections.
Aviva is concurrently a Jewish History and Ivrit teacher at TanenbaumCHAT High School in Toronto and has been at TanenbaumCHAT faculty member since 2001.She is also the head of the Ivrit department at CHAT and a graduate of the Concurrent Teacher Education program at York University and holds a master’s degree in education from York. Other highlights of her career include teaching at the Leo Baeck Day School and Associated Hebrew Schools. Along with teaching Hebrew to students at York University. Also, notably, she has worked in conjunction with associated Hebrew schools as a language consultant specializing in second language acquisition and communicative Hebrew.
A true family person at heart, Aviva is married with 6 children and lives in Thornhill, Ontario.

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