School Staff

Our Staff

Anna Iroff-Bailey – B’Yachad and Tot Shabbat

Anna has been a life-long member of Heska Amuna and has held many different positions within the school: student, madricha, teacher, and director. She especially loves her current position working with our youngest learners in and Tot B’yachad Shabbat to share their love of Jewish life and learning. Outside the synagogue, Anna is a Speech-Language Pathologist with Maryville City Schools and is enjoying married life with her husband Jared.

Martha Iroff – Gan Gadol

Martha Iroff is excited to co-teach with Anna. She is married to Marty and has three daughters, Anna, Ellen, and Rachel. She taught Special Education for 30 plus years. She is happily retired and working on special projects like sewing, cooking, and gardening. Her favorite holiday is Passover because she loves the special time with family and friends.

Nathan Light  – 2nd – 7th Grade Judaic Studies

Nathan is an English major at the University of Tennessee with minors in both Judaic studies and Education. He has worked at Camp Ramah Darom and with United Synagogue youth. Nathan is teaching our Middle schoolers again this year.

Adam Rowe – 2nd – 7th Grade Hebrew and Art

Adam’s background includes art education and art making. He is a native Knoxvillian always in search of ways to improve his city. His biggest educational goal is to promote creative problem solving through the medium of visual art. He also helped make this website.

Lev Comstock – Music and Hungry Hearts

Lev is a professional photographer and music teacher. Raised in Louisville, KY, he studied music performance at UT and then received a BA in English and Judaic Studies as well as a BS in Photography and Philosophy from MTSU. Lev was a camper, counselor, song leader and faculty member at Goldman Union Camp Institute, and has spent more than 7 years teaching Sunday School and Hebrew School at various synagogues. Recently Lev spent a summer in Israel as one of six American Jewish Photographers asked to photograph the Macabbi Games.

Rabbi Ferency – Trope and Tefillah