At her bat mitzvah, a friend gave Ms. Arielle Gereboff a quote book which contained the quote, “Use the talents you possess, for the words would be very quiet if no birds sang except the best.” This has become Ms. Gereboff’s motto. Growing up in a home of Jewish educators, Ms. Gereboff knew that teaching would allow her to use her talents.
After receiving a B.A. in French and a B.A. in linguistics from UCSB, Ms. Gereboff enrolled in an M.A./PhD program in French linguistics at Indiana University. During her fifth year in graduate school, she created a French language program for the local public elementary school, and decided that her many interests and talents were better suited to the elementary school level. This led to her participation in the DeLeT Fellowship Program, from which Ms. Gereboff received a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential as well as a Day School Teaching Certificate. The DeLeT Program supports Ms. Gereboff belief in the value of a Jewish Day School education, which developed from her years as a Jewish Day School student. As a teacher, Ms. Gereboff is a strong proponent of student centered project based learning and differentiated instruction.
During her free time, Ms. Gereboff enjoys spending time with her three adorable nephews, exercising, traveling, and reading. Ms. Gereboff is very excited to be part of the Stephen S. Wise community.