Mrs. Katz is an amazing teacher, loved by all the students in her classes, many of whom are very disappointed that the school has decided not to have her back next year. We believe that she is indispensable as an Arabic teacher, as well as more than competent as a Jewish History teacher. Some teachers just present the information at hand, but Mrs. Katz engages the students in a way that is both interesting as well as informative. Her classroom environment is upbeat and educational, and the engaging mood stimulates learning. Many students who were initially interested in Arabic were even more motivated to take the class because of Mrs. Katz's impressive teaching abilities. These same students have become so dedicated to the class and to Mrs. Katz that many have worked their entire high school education/schedule around the class. Removing Mrs. Katz would mean an abrupt end to many students' Arabic education, since part of their interest is in being taught by Mrs. Katz. Students would have to find a new pursuit, which they may or may not have passion for, and their entire academic careers could potentially be damaged. Asking Mrs. Katz to leave would be a serious loss for her students, and to the CESJDS community as a whole.
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