MRS. ADINA RIBACOFF
Limudei Kodesh Principal
Mrs. Adina Ribacoff is currently the Limudei Kodesh Principal at Tiferes Bais Yaakov and has been with the school since September 2005. Mrs. Ribacoff develops the Jewish Studies Curriculum and oversees its implementation on a day-to-day basis. She focuses on instilling and developing in the girls a positive spiritual and religious connection. Mrs. Ribacoff teaches Chumash and Kesuvim to Grade 12 and gives the girls the tools to build a proper foundation for their future homes. During the summer, Mrs. Ribacoff studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Principals’ Center. Mrs. Ribacoff lectures to women in the US and Canada on various topics and gives parenting and Shalom Bayis workshops. Her daughter Kimchit graduated from Tiferes Bais Yaakov in 2013.
MRS. POLINA NAGLA
General Studies Principal
Mrs. Polina Nagla is currently the General Studies Principal at Tiferes Bais Yaakov and has been with the school since September 2014. Prior to joining Tiferes Bais Yaakov, Mrs. Nagla worked for the Toronto District School Board and taught at Bnos Bais Yaakov. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Art History, a Bachelor of Education and is currently enrolled in the Master’s Dimension program with the Ontario Principal’s Council (OPC). She has earned her Principal’s Qualifications from OPC. In addition, she holds Specialist Qualifications in Guidance Education and History. She has additional qualifications in Special Education, Library, ESL, and Family Studies. As an advocate for teacher training and student achievement and well-being, Mrs. Nagla has been a leader on the Professional Development Committee and works closely with colleagues to develop workshops in the areas of mental health, student assessment, technology integration and pedagogy to enhance the curriculum and student success. She is currently teaching: Grade 9 and 10 English. Mrs. Nagla is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Principal’s Council. She has taught Ahavas Yisroel classes in Thornhill Woods and is a mentor with Partners in Torah.