Staff Profile: Bee Yeffet

Azriella Friedman

 

1. How long have you lived in the Bay Area, where did you come from and what brought you here?

I’ve been in the Bay Area almost all my life, even during my junior year of college. My family originally moved here from Israel in 2004.


2. What is your role at Hausner and how long have you been here?

I’m an assistant teacher, just started this school year in late August. However, about a decade ago, I was a Hausner student in what was then the middle school.


3. What is the highlight of your working week? (can be any given week)

I’m finding that I like teaching math. I’m relearning things I struggled with in elementary school, and most importantly learning new ways of thinking about even addition and subtraction. The curriculum has changed in interesting ways from even as short a while ago as the mid-2000s when I was in elementary school.


4. What do you do when you're not at work?

In the early fall, I would go on hikes with some friends. Now that most of my friends have moved away for graduate school, I spend my evenings working out and writing stories.


5. What do you think you would do if you weren't a teacher?

I would probably find work at the San Jose State University library. They’re always looking for grad students.


6. Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

I can ride a unicycle, and have occasionally ridden a mountain unicycle on bike trails. I can even ride it backwards and balance in place. Maybe one day I’ll show off.


7. What is your favorite Hebrew word?

If I had to pick, it would probably be תַכְלֶס, which means something like “end goal” or “the heart of the matter”. It’s used when you want to summarize something or jump straight to the point.

 

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