Nadia Kinani, elementary bio coming soon
Anat Zidon, junior high bio coming soon
Arik Saporta, high school The former director of a matnas (community center) in the low-income Jerusalem neighborhood of Kiryat Yovel, Arik went on to help start Etgarim, a nonprofit organization providing stimulating outdoor experiences to special-education teens. Later he entered the Mandel School for Educational Leadership and, working with a few other dynamic activists, created Jerusalem Venture Partners, an agency attempting to close educational gaps for underprivileged and struggling students. He is married with four kids, ages 4, 8,10 and 12.
Kamal Abu Younis After earning a biology degree at the Haifa Technion and a second degree in management, Kamal went on to teach biology at a secondary school in Jaffa, where he later served as principal for 2 years. It was from here that he moved to Hand in Hand, becoming the principal in 2000. Kamal’s vision for Israeli education is for bilingual schools to become a widely accessible and accepted option for parents. He believes that he is not alone in this, and that many are beginning to see bilingual schooling as a vital step toward the achievement of peace. Kamal is energetic in his optimism and hopes to see his pupils as the future leaders of the country. He is married with five grown children.
Hasan Agbaria With a Ph.D. in sciences and botany from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and as a graduate of the Mandel School for Educational Leadership, Hasan has worked as a high school science teacher and as a principal at an Arab junior high. He has lectured on management and organizational consulting at the University of Haifa, and has worked with the Ministry of Education as a district supervisor and professional mentor for new school principals. He is married with two children who attend the Hand in Hand school.
info coming soon.