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Miss Ornit Katzin

My name is Miss Katzin and I am super excited about teaching fifth grade Social Studies at Smith! This is my second year teaching in Tenafly! I have worked in every elementary school except for Mackay. As you may know, fifth graders will be in their assigned home rooms for reading and writing (our home room is 5K), then switch classes for social studies, science, and math.

I graduated from Rowan University in December 2020 and I am currently in graduate school getting my Masters in Special Education. In my free time I love to bake, go on walks, and watch any kind of show or movie (especially mystery movies). I am the youngest of three kids, and I have a seven-year-old dog named Remi who is a wheaten-terrier golden doodle mix. This summer, I officially became an aunt to my beautiful niece, Miriam Rebecca (Miri Becks).

I am looking forward to making connections with everyone in and out of my classroom here at Tenafly Public Schools! If you need to contact me, my email is and I will get back to you within 24 hours. Enjoy this picture of me with Princess the Alpaca!