Post Classifieds

Professor profile:

Education’s Judy Naim

By Calesse Cardosi
On March 14, 2012

Professor Judy Naim teaches in the Department of Early Childhood Education and Literacy. A Cincinnati native, she
attended the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State for
her undergraduate work. She also has two masters degrees
from Xavier.
Xavier Newswire: Why did you decide to go into the field of education?
Judy Naim: I had a lot of cruel teachers in my elementary
years and wanted to teach to undo some of their practices.
XN: Where did you work and for how long?
J.N: Thirty years for Cincinnati Public Schools.
XN: What is one of your favorite/craziest memory from
J.N: I used to take my students out for dinner on their birthday. One time a father came to pick me up without
his son. He said he was attracted to me and wanted to go out.
XN: What is your teaching philosophy?
J.N: I want to give every child as much of the world as possible. Love them, and have fun.
XN: What are your top two favorite children's books?
J.N: This Little Piggy by Jane Yolen, and Cookies by Amy
Kraus Rosenthal.
XN: What do you like to do in your free time?
J.N: Tap dance, knit, read and shop.
XN: What is your favorite Cincinnati restaurant and what is
your favorite meal there?
J.N: I love Palomino's and the Chopped Salad.
XN: What is something interesting/peculiar most people don't
know about you?
J.N: I lived in Israel for three years and taught school there in the '70s.
XN: If you could travel one place in the world where would it
be and why?
J.N: Italy, to visit family.
XN: Do you have any advice for graduating Xavier students who are about to enter the work force?
J.N: Be positive. You will find a job if you want to. Send
out a vibe that you are confident and be personable.
XN: Any additional info you would like to share?
J.N: I love teaching at Xavier, and supervising student teachers.

Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly

Recent The Xavier University Newswire News Articles

Discuss This Article



Log In

or Create an account

Employers & Housing Providers

Employers can list job opportunities for students

Post a Job

Housing Providers can list available housing

Post Housing

Log In

Forgot your password?

Your new password has been sent to your email!

Logout Successful!

Please Select Your College/University:

You just missed it! This listing has been filled.

Post your own housing listing on Uloop and have students reach out to you!

Upload An Image

Please select an image to upload
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format
Provide URL where image can be downloaded
Note: must be in .png, .gif or .jpg format