Park East Profile: Joshua Rubin

We delight in presenting a rotating brief profile of a different member of the Park East community.

Joshua Rubin
Social Studies teacher, grades 5-8

Why Park East? 

The camaraderie among the staff is unlike any that I have ever seen. The rigorous academics here are also spectacular.

What’s your favorite part of teaching Social Studies?

My Holocaust History class is of special significance to me. Educating students on such a subject will enable them to share this terrible and crucial piece of history with others, a task vital to the growth of the next generation.

Park East celebrates Jewish identity and tradition “from generation to generation.” What’s the most important lesson you learned from your parents or grandparents? 

My parents instilled an appreciation for history in me. As a child, they encouraged my interest in history, particularly the Holocaust period. I recognize the significance and impact of Jewish history on the world as a result of the support of my family.

What’s your favorite Park East memory?

I loved running the National Geography Bee for the school last year. Right now, I’m working with students on the international “My Family Story” project and competition.

What’s your favorite TV show at the moment?

All of my students know that my favorite TV show is Doctor Who. I’m a massive fan. It’s one of the longest-running shows in history — since 1963.