New Town High School teacher Orly Mondell, according to a 
colleague, “is like a magnet that pulls everyone in.” (Provided by Orly Mondell)

One on One County’s top teacher makes it a point to connect with each student

Ask Orly Mondell, a ninth-grade teacher at New Town High School, the secret behind her being named Baltimore County’s Teacher of the Year, and she’ll stress her commitment that every student should receive a quality education. After working in the Manhattan public school system in New York City, she has seen students whose parents don’t… Read More

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Last Line of Defense

In case you haven’t noticed, Hebrew school, that bastion of non-Orthodox supplemental religious training, is a thing of the past. In the evolution of American Jewish life, the Sunday schools and religious schools of past generations have given way to “experiential Wednesdays” and “Jewish discovery labs.” And whatever you do, don’t call it “Hebrew school.”… Read More