Lower Elementary Education
This is Luda Weisberg's fourth year at Beverly Hills Academy. Prior to coming to BHA she was a Lower Elementary lead teacher for two years. She obtained her teaching degree in Moscow, Russia, where she is originally from. She is very passionate about working with children and sharing her knowledge with them. She and her husband have two daughters ages 18 and 21. Mrs. Weisberg enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and learning about other cultures.
Tom Fullam has been a Montessori teacher since 1992. He holds an Early Childhood, Lower Elementary, and Upper Elementary credentials from the American Montessori Society, as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Wayne State University. Additionally, Mr. Fullam holds a degree in Spanish Language and Literature. He has lived and worked in New York, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Michigan. In addition to teaching, Mr. Fullam tutors and advocates for students with special needs.
Upper Elementary Education
Carey Wendell graduated from the University of California-Davis with a B.S. in Genetics. She completed her M.S. degree in Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mrs. Wendell also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching – Elementary Education and Education Specialist in Leadership degrees from Oakland University. In Montessori education, Mrs. Wendell is certified for Lower and Upper Elementary from the American Montessori Society and the Michigan Montessori Teacher Education Center (MMTEC) and has completed her training for Middle School at the Houston Montessori Center. She has experience working with public, charter, and private Montessori schools throughout the state. She also serves as a Montessori teacher trainer at MMTEC. When she is not teaching, Carey enjoys gardening and baking, as well as listening to and performing music. She and her husband Doug have two daughters. Liz recently graduated from Wellesley College, near Boston, while Julia is a Senior at Pratt Institute (of Art) in Brooklyn. Doug and Carey live with their two cats in Romeo, MI, home of the Michigan Peach Festival.
Rania Alsasa graduated from Oakland University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (majoring in mathematics). Mrs. Alsasa completed her student teaching at Beverly Hills Academy and was trained by Carey Wendell. Mrs. Alsasa also holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakland Community College. Rania has many years of experience teaching at Huda School and Dar al Huda. Mrs. Alsasa strives to instill a love of learning in her students that will make them lifelong achievers. In her free time, Rania enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.