Fresh faces join the Schreiber teaching staff: The 2014-2015 school year brings many new teachers

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Pamela Hidalgo

Adi Levin, Caroline Katz

Dr. Clauss
Building Psychologist
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite TV Show: Get Smart
Why he likes Schreiber: “The students and the teachers. I really enjoy the work ethic and social connection the students have. There’s a real sense of school spirit here. Being new to the district, I am highly impressed with the attitudes of students, teachers, counselors, and administrative staff alike. The level of dedication to education here is remarkable!”

counselors, and administrative staff alike. The level of dedication to education here is remarkable!”
What advice he would give: “Live a well-rounded life and find a passion. The old cliché ‘if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life,’ is really true. To quote Stephen King in The Shining, ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’ It’s important to be productive, but without taking time to enjoy life, you may find yourself feeling anxious and depressed. Those emotions are not only unpleasant but are also detrimental to your productivity.”
Why he chose psychology: “During my undergraduate studies, I became fascinated with psychology. I was taking pre-med courses and was leaning towards a career in psychiatry. Because of all the electives I took in psychology I ended up with a double major in biology and psych. I went to University of Tel Aviv Medical School, on a New York State scholarship through Sackler School of Medicine. After six months of med school education, I began to contemplate my life choices. I realized that I was more interested in treating psychiatric illness through counseling rather than medication. Training in medical school did not focus on this. Behavioral sciences focused on diagnosis and medication. I decided at that time to return to the States to pursue an education in clinical and school psychology.”
What his position means: “I am a building psychologist. I was hired to replace Dr. Dennis Meade, who retired. Dr. Meade was at Schreiber a very long time and was highly respected. I hope to quickly step into that role and earn the same level of respect.”