MANAGEMENT

With gratitude and deep appreciation for the teachers and administration of Torah Academy of Milwaukee – thank you for all you do for our daughters. You all do so much to make our community the special place that it is.

-Rabbi David and Ali Begoun

Administration

Mrs. Sora Rauch - Principal

Mrs. Sora Rauch, TAM principal, has over 28 years experience in the field of education. Her teaching experience spans from third grade through high school in Baltimore, New York and Milwaukee. In Milwaukee she taught at both Hillel Academy and Yeshiva Elementary School. She has served as principal of TAM since its inception. She teaches several of our Judaic classes as well. Mrs. Rauch concentrates on bringing together a staff of highly qualified teachers in all areas who possess the characteristics of knowledge, patience, and consistency coupled with enthusiasm and friendliness.
sora.rauch@torahacademymil.org
Tel: 414-352-6789 Ext: 1

Ms. Elaine Gehring - Director, Secular Studies

Elaine Gehring joined TAM in the fall of 2010 and has worked in education since 1972. Ms. Gehring's career included many years as a classroom and specialist teacher as well as sixteen years as a building principal. Since her retirement in 2005 as a building principal, Ms. Gehring has worked in a variety of instructional coaching and mentoring roles in school districts throughout the Milwaukee area. Her work at TAM focuses on supporting both the students and staff in the secular studies courses.
Tel: 414-352-6789 Ext: 2

Ms. Trudy Farber - Administrator

Trudy Farber has been with TAM since 2001. She serves as the administrator, and in her own words does a bit of everything but teach (though she has substituted). She does TAM's bookkeeping, fundraising coordination, building oversight and... She was born in Macon, Georgia and lived in Atlanta and Baltimore before coming to Milwaukee ten years ago. She holds a Bachelor of Sciences from Georgia State University.
trudy.farber@torahacademymil.org
Tel: 414-352-6789 Ext: 3

Faculty

Mrs. Sora Rauch - Principal, Chumash teacher

Mrs. Sora Rauch, TAM principal, has over 28 years experience in the field of education. Her teaching experience spans from third grade through high school in Baltimore, New York and Milwaukee. In Milwaukee she taught at both Hillel Academy and Yeshiva Elementary School. She has served as principal of TAM since its inception. She teaches several of our Judaic classes as well. Mrs. Rauch concentrates on bringing together a staff of highly qualified teachers in all areas who possess the characteristics of knowledge, patience, and consistency coupled with enthusiasm and friendliness.
sora.rauch@torahacademymil.org
Tel: 414-352-6789 Ext: 1

Ms. Bryna Goeckner - Chemistry 11th grade, Physics 12th grade

Ms. Goeckner has been on the faculty at TAM since 2008. She received her Master's degree in Teaching fro Cardinal Stritch and is certified to teach Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Her original training and work experience as a chemical engineer offer her a unique perspective of science-related careers and she puts that knowledge to use in the classroom. She has had the privilege of being a 2009 NSTA New Science Teacher Academy Fellow and receiving two ACS Hach grants that have allowed her to purchase science equipment that lets TAM students “do science.” When she is not in the classroom, she loves spending time with her family.

Mrs. Shulamis Halpern – Bayur Tefilla and Shmuel

Mrs. Halpern has been teaching for 19 years and received her training at Northwestern Illinois University and Machon Devorah Seminary. Mrs. Halpern loves working with the TAM students and enjoys the challenge of “making them think”. She lives on the east side of Milwaukee with her family.

Mrs. Michele Merens - English 9th-10th grade

Michele Merens, English teacher for the ninth and tenth grades, has more than six years of experience teaching at TAM. She has taught at Cardinal Stritch University and Concordia University as well. She has a Masters Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor's degree (senior scholar) from Barnard College. She is a member of the Dramatist's Guild and a published playwright and author.

Mrs. Millicovsky - Physical Education

I grew up in Wayne, New Jersey. In July 2009, we moved to Mequon, Wisconsin.
I earned a B.S. in Health & Physical Education from The College of New Jersey. I am currently working on my Adapted Physical Education License at Carroll University.
I started teaching in 1986; I have twenty five years of teaching experience at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. I started teaching at Torah Academy of Milwaukee in the fall of 2009. I currently teaching in the Wauwatosa School District as a Physical Education teacher.
What I love about teaching at TAM are the students, seeing students grow over the nine months. Especially, having taught the class of 2014 for four years and watching them mature. Working at TAM is never boring; the students are enthusiastic when it comes to fitness and playing sports. The noise level in the gymnasium is earsplitting at times with excitement and cheering from the girls’ competitive spirit.
I’m married to Dr. Guillermo Millicovsky and we have four children; Aaron a sophomore at WITS, Jacob a 6th grader at YES , Sofia a 1st grader at YES and Akiva ‘s in K4 at Mequon Jewish Preschool

Mrs. Sara Perlman - Limudie Kodesh

Mrs. Sara Perlman teaches in the Limudie Kodesh department. She graudated from Hanna Sachs Bais Yaakov in Chicago and Bais Medrash L’Morahs in Gateshead England. She has been teaching for eleven years and this is her third year at TAM. She enjoys the student enthusiasm for learning at TAM!
She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and five children.

Mrs. Suzanne Zigun - Biology and Physical Science

Suzanne Zigun has been teaching science for 15 years, the last 13 at TAM. She received her BS in Biology at Emory University and her Masters in education from the University of Hartford, in Connecticut. "The HIGHLIGHT of my November is chaperoning the TAM retreat!"
suzanne@zigun.com

Board of Directors

Board Members *past president