Yaffa comes to AJA from the Pacific Northwest where she has been a 5th-grade teacher and Orton Gillingham Reading Specialist at the Certified Level. She graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Masters in Education and Counseling. Yaffa is also passionate about teaching the Shoah and has completed courses at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. She enjoys hiking with her children and had summited Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Hood with her son. She also loves being a part of this amazing community.