Noa Goldman, or “Miss Noa” as she is known in the community, has announced that she will be retiring from her position as Montessori school director at Ner Tamid at the end of the 2019-20 school year.
For 32 years, Ner Tamid Preschool has been under Miss Noa’s leadership. From envisioning a child-centered, Jewish interest-stimulating and Israel-loving environment to training teachers and nurturing each individual child – and often the entire family – Miss Noa has ensured that the Ner Tamid Preschool has thrived and flourished.
The school began with one room and 23 children. Over Miss Noa’s tenure, the school has since educated several thousand children. Students include multiple generations of families both within the congregation and across the entire community.
“Her sweet demeanor and unwavering advocacy for the unique capabilities of every child are the hallmark of our school,” Ner Tamid said in an announcement on Baltimore Jewish Life. “She ascribed to the Maria Montessori philosophy, [creating] a school with a beautiful synthesis of giving students creative choice and self-direction in their learning and sharing the beauty and richness of Torah.”