Miriam is first-born American, the granddaughter of Holocaust survivors and comes from a family of teachers. She was raised in midtown Atlanta and has studied nonviolence at the King Center for many years. She has been at FSA since 1996 and is thrilled to be a first grade teacher since 2019. She brings her love of the arts, social studies and Quaker values into the classroom. Miriam describes herself as a contemporary folk artist/performance artist/educator striving to make the world a more interesting and compassionate place. Miriam has taught dance and art all over Atlanta and has served FSA in many educational capacities including art specialist, summer camp instructor and aftercare teacher. She has also extensively helped to organize school musicals, talent shows and auction projects. All of her four children have attended FSA at some point in their educational careers. When she is not teaching she enjoys listening to podcasts, long walks with her husband and painting.