Margaux Early Childhood School

Our Leadership Team

Seth Lewis Levin
Director of Education
Kalish Education Chair

Seth Lewis Levin is the Director of Education at Temple Judea in Coral Gables, FL. He supports his staff in fostering curiosity and engagement among Jewish learners of all ages. Seth brings a wealth of experience in teaching and educational leadership from various institutions across the country, including congregations, camps, public and charter schools. Previously, he served as the Director of School Leadership at Bezos Academy, a network of tuition-free preschools in underserved communities. Seth began his career as a community organizer before becoming a social studies teacher in New York City's Department of Education. Seth holds multiple degrees, including a Masters in Teaching Social Studies from New York University, a Masters in Public Administration in School Leadership from Baruch College, a Masters in Library and Information Science from Long Island University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in European History and French Studies from Wesleyan University. He is a certified educator in several states and has taught and led educators at various levels. Outside of his professional life, Seth has served on the boards of Congregational and Community organizations, Parent Teacher Association Executive Committees and coached his children’s baseball and soccer teams. He is an unapologetic “book worm,” collector of Jewish texts, photographs and recipes and has also recently become a committed student of Mussar. He lives with his wife Kami, their children Sydney, Elijah and Ava, their dog Abigail Adams and cat Fifi on Key Biscayne.

Jackie Vera
Early Childhood Director

Jackie Vera began her journey at the Margaux School in 2007 shortly after graduating high school. While pursuing her bachelor's degree in recreational therapy, she ventured beyond the education field, exploring various opportunities. However, it was at Temple Judea where Jackie discovered her true passion and decided to establish her roots and nurture her professional growth. After graduating college, a profound love for education blossomed within her, prompting her to pursue a master's degree in early childhood education. Throughout her time at the Margaux School, she has continuously evolved, assuming different roles in her quest for professional development. Over the course of a decade, she has been fortunate enough to be a part of this welcoming community. Today, as the Margaux School’s Early Childhood Director, Jackie has achieved her ultimate career goal. This achievement fills her with immense gratitude for the opportunity to contribute and lead within this exceptional institution and community. Jackie lives in West Miami with her husband Danny and their mini schnauzer, Louie. Jackie and Danny were married by Rabbi Jonathan Fisch in 2021. Jackie is the ultimate foodie who enjoys trying out all the best spots in Miami. She loves to spend time with her family and taking short trips to the Keys.

Yuliette Gonzalez

Yuliette Gonzalez, a mother of two young boys and an early childhood educator, is passionate about creating and supporting a safe and intentional environment that helps to create and foster learning explorations which support children in creating wonderful relationships and helps them in making meaning of the world around them. Miss Yuliette has been a part of the Margaux School at Temple Judea since 2006. As the Mentor Teacher, Miss Yuliette is energized when she works alongside her colleagues to coach and support them in making learning visible, creating learning environments that foster a love for learning, and designing intentional experiences that deepen and ignite children’s curiosity. She has a passion for illuminating teacher's love for learning! As the Jewish Resource Specialist, Miss Yuliette engages educators, children, and families with intentional and meaningful learning experiences that nurture and illuminate Judaic learning that is seamlessly woven into their daily learning adventures. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then pursued her Master’s in Early Childhood Education and considers herself a forever learner. Miss Yuliette loves going on adventures with her young sons and navigating the world and first time moments that life offers alongside her husband, Laz. Her mom and dad are a source of inspiration and has loves to prank her siblings in the most silly ways. She loves using photography as a way to document, enjoys rewatching Ted Lasso, reading all of Mary Oliver’s poems, and learning about the world through the perspectives of children!

Get To Know Us

Our school building, the Frank Family Education Center, was unveiled in 2016 and will be a house of learning shared for generations.

The center is the perfect environment to honor our spiritual selves, celebrate learning and set the stage for a fulfilling life. Classrooms and outdoor spaces enhance children’s natural curiosity and foster exploration and discovery.

  • Classrooms are designed to support children’s natural curiosities and competencies
  • Spaces enable extended projects and explorations
  • Outdoor environments built for physical, social-emotional, intellectual, and spiritual development
  • Built with the most up to date storm code requirements.

Our Mission

  • Encourage parents’ involvement in the school
  • Assist in building a community at our school
  • Support the school with additional funding used for projects and activities that make our school environment the very best for our children

Our Teachers

Teachers are the links that connect children to the world of school and to the experiences of Jewish living. Our teachers are positive, enthusiastic, lifelong learners who always bring something new to the classroom.

They are a child’s learning guide.

Our teachers are chosen for their love and understanding of children, their ability to be joyful and their willingness to continue their own professional education. All staff undergo criminal screenings and background checks before being hired. All teachers complete state-mandated childcare training classes and are committed to furthering their education and professional development throughout their employment.

Through their guidance and loving care, you and your child will experience this exciting learning journey together.

Virtual Tour

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