Shira Zar-Kessler

Shira Zar-Kessler joined Gann Academy after working in College Counseling in public high schools in New York and Boston. She is now the Associate Director of College Counseling at Gann Academy. Shira earned her undergraduate degree in United States History and Education from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Masters in Special Education from […]

Eli Witkin

Eli Witkin teaches on the Jewish Studies Faculty. His course load includes: Farm to Table Holidays, Talmud, Meditation, and Scribal Arts.

Mark Wilkins

Mark Wilkins joined Gann Academy in 2013 after teaching science and outdoor experiential education at The Lawrenceville School. Mark teaches courses in chemistry, biology, organic chemistry and anatomy & physiology. and participates in the advisory program. Mark earned his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from UConn and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University […]

Marilyn Weiss

Marilyn Weiss joined Gann Academy after working at several Boston-area schools (including Winsor, Dexter Southfield, Brimmer & May, and Maimonides). She teaches AP Chemistry and Advanced Chemistry and actively participates in Women’s Minyan and Chemistry Club. Marilyn earned her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Judaic Studies from Franklin & Marshall College. She earned a master’s […]

Noah Weinberg

Noah is an educator, song leader, and farmer and serves as the Farm Educator at Gann. In addition to teaching the Farm and in the kitchen, Noah leads the Outdoor Minyan during Zman Kodesh time, helps plan Shabbatonim, and leads ruach (spirit)-filled jam sessions in the lobby on Friday mornings. Noah grew up outside Chicago […]

Maya Wainhaus

Maya Wainhaus joined Gann Academy in 2017 after being a Teaching Artist and Program Manager at Spark Media Project in Poughkeepsie, NY. She teaches Media Arts, including Graphic Design, Filmmaking, Animation, Digital Photography, and Darkroom Photography, and actively participates as a student advisor, Z’man Kodesh leader, and mentor for new faculty. In 2019 she travelled […]

Heidi Tarr

Heidi Tarr, aka “The Queen Nerdling,” joined Gann Academy after teaching at the Emery/Weiner Jewish day school in Houston,Texas and Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, MA. She teaches Advanced Biology and Advanced Biotechnology and serves as a freshman advisor welcoming new students to Gann and providing them with a fun, safe, welcoming atmosphere. Throughout her […]

Na’ama Tamir

Na’ama Tamir joined Gann Academy after working as an Israel Trip Madricha (counselor) for various tour groups and schools from the US in Israel. She works in the Jewish and Student Life Department. Na’ama is an Israeli-American and served in the IDF as an observer on the Syrian Border. In addition, Na’ama actively participates in […]