FYHS Faculty

No academic institution would be complete without top-notch, well-respected teachers, and this is an area where Fasman Yeshiva excels. We understand the value of a good teacher and seek only the best instructors for our students. Our faculty foster relationships with our students, creating a comfortable learning environment.

Kevin Coyne
English Department

Rabbi Tzvi Haskell
Hebrew Language Department

Brian Hayes
Mathematics Department

Yarin Hayohamo
Hebrew Language Department

Gavin Kark
Science Department

Ari Kline
Mathematics Department

Gary Miller
Mathematics Department

David Passman
Social Studies Department

James Verdaguer
Social Studies Department

Michael Verderame

Michael Verderame assumed the role of Dean of the Men\'s Division in August 2023, after working in a variety of teaching and administrative roles at HTC since 2014. His role involves supporting students and faculty while helping to create a culture of academic excellence in both Judaic and secular culture.

A specialist in nineteenth-century British literature, Dr. Verderame maintains an active research agenda. His work has appeared in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Studies in Romanticism, Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net, College Literature, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Green Theory and Praxis, the Modern American Poetry Site, AAUP Journal of Academic Freedom, Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Climate and History, and Romantic Circles. 

Dr. Verderame attended Yeshivat Machon Meir in Yerushalayim. He lives with his wife and three children in West Rogers Park.