Harlan Kramer (pictured on the right) will be joining the Newman School faculty as the Specialist Teacher, teaching Music, Technology, and P.E, and Aftercare Coordinator.
Harlan became a licensed K-12 media teacher in 2018 as part of his master’s degree program. He now has four years of experience teaching in a public middle school. His goal is to create meaningful learning opportunities for students as he encourages them to try new skills and develop their own interests and passions. He brings many of his own skills to the table, including proficiency in violin, guitar, and piano.
Before becoming a teacher, Harlan worked in commercial and retail banking for a number of years as well as customer service. He earned his undergraduate degree in Middle East Studies from UW-Madison in 2009, and lived and worked for a year in New Zealand after that. Harlan’s former students will tell you that he is always ready with a cool story, or a silly joke, or a science fact to share. He loves to teach specialist classes in particular because he can check-in and help students grow over many years.
Harlan and his wife recently moved from Chanhassen to Minneapolis with their cats Melody, Harmony, and Calvin, and their dog Poppyseed. They love it here in the cities!
Jaime Dale (pictured above on the left) will be joining the Newman School faculty as the 4th/5th Grade and Art teacher.
Jaime holds two bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Art from Colorado State University and a Master’s of Arts degree in Teaching – Secondary Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado. She has six years of experience educating Kindergarten-8th Grade students in Jewish, experiential, and traditional public school settings. Her primary goal is to help students reach their full potential through creative, active, and project-based learning.
For most of her adult life, Jaime has prayed, played, worked, and volunteered in the Jewish community. Some of her most memorable experiences include cooking large Shabbat dinners at the Hillel at Colorado State University clubhouse, touring Israel with friends on Birthright, volunteering as an artist-historian in Wroclaw, Poland for the Gwozdziec Synagogue Replication Project with Handshouse Studio, and taking middle schoolers on adventures across the state of Colorado as a camp counselor with the Jewish Community Center of Denver.
Jaime enjoys reading, hiking, cooking, skiing, and playing the flute in her free time. She looks forward to growing new roots and sprouting new wings in St. Paul with her husband Jeff, her son Elijah, and her dog Jet.