Mrs. Rivka Varnai is a graduate of the Anne M. Blitstein Teachers Institute of the Hebrew Theological College. She received a Bachelor's of Arts in Judaic Studies with a second major in General Education and an endorsement in Special Education. Rivka is certified with the Illinois State Board of Education for grades K-9 in Elementary Education with LBS1 endorsement. She went on to receive a Master's of Education in Reading with Reading Specialist Certification for grades K-12 from National Louis University.
Rivka has over 14 years of experience working with children with learning disabilities and learning challenges. She worked in South Park School in Deerfield Illinois, Gesher HaTorah Therapeutic Day School and Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School in Skokie, IL. She served as a resource teacher, self- contained special education teacher, primary student services coordinator and director of student services.