Rabbi Devin Maimon Villarreal is a Senior Coach with the Pedagogy of Partnership and teaches Talmud and Tanakh at de Toledo High School in Los Angeles. He has worked in Jewish education for over ten years as a classroom teacher and administrator in both Orthodox and community day schools during which he was awarded the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize for emerging Jewish educators. He has also worked as an Education Consultant for various Jewish education organizations throughout North America. At the center of all of his work is his belief in Judaism’s ability to help people discover and nourish their best selves. Devin received semikha (rabbinic ordination) from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, as well as from Rabbi Nathan Lopes Cardozo. A graduate of UCLA in the Study of Religion, he also holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching from the American Jewish University.