Donna Hirsch, Early Childhood Librarian

When you are not teaching, what do you enjoy doing (hobbies)?

 I love to read, be with my family, and play mahjongg and canasta.  Sometimes, I play golf.

Where is the best place you have traveled to and why?

The best place I have travelled is Istanbul. The city is magical. You get the awe inspiring old city, the new areas on the Bosphorus with fabulous restaurants, and fun shopping in the Grand Bazaar.

What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?

I guess that I would have to say the smartphone. I do not know many people who could live without it. I feel that I am always in touch with my family. The downside is having dinner with my grandchildren and only seeing the top of their heads!

Please include anything else you would like us to know (i.e. Background, Education, # of children in your family, etc.)

I have a teaching degree from preschool through 6th grade. I also have a speech therapy degree. I have taught or administrated in the Jewish Community preschools for the past 38 years. I have three children and seven grandchildren.