Marvin and Barbara Michaelson of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Fern Michaelson McCloskey, to Ira Paul Braverman, son of Sidney and Shirley Braverman of Brigantine, N.J., formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J.
Fern earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a master's degree in education at Temple University. She also holds a master's degree in elementary education from Holy Family University. Fern is currently teaching in University City.
Ira graduated from Rider University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is a special-education teacher in Camden County.
Fern is the granddaughter of the late Frank and Anna Shapiro, and the late Herman and Sarah Michaelson. Ira is the grandson of the late Abraham and Anna Shulman, and the late Albert and Cecilia Braverman.
Sharing in the couple's happiness are Fern's children, Alec and Gabrielle, and Ira's children, Samantha and Steven.
The couple, who lives in Marlton, N.J., is planning a fall 2011 wedding.