|Who is Chris Harty?|
I grew up in Chesterfield and was a student at Parkway Central High School. My grandparents belonged to Temple Israel, and I attended services there during the High Holidays. A member of the “Katrina Class,” I attended Tulane University in New Orleans where I studied Communication and Political Science. After graduating college, I joined Teach For America and taught first grade in the small town of Clinton, Louisiana. Recently, I was accepted into OTZMA’s Israel Teaching Fellows program in Petach Tikva, Israel. For the next ten months I will work as a teacher’s assistant in an Israeli public school, do volunteer work in my new community, and learn as much as I can about Israel’s society and educational system.