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Introducing our new Head of School, Ronit Amihude

We are pleased to announce that, after an extensive search process, we have signed a five-year contract with Ronit Amihude to be the new Head of School of Richmond Jewish Day School (RJDS). Ronit will be joining our community in advance of the upcoming 2018/19 school year.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Ronit is a proud Jewish Day School and Jewish High School graduate. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Winnipeg and a Master’s in Education from York University. Most recently, Ronit completed training at the Day School Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI) run by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York.  This is a program that extensively prepares, and mentors up and coming day school leaders for Head of School leadership roles.

Ronit spent the bulk of her career at the Toronto Heschel School, helping it grow from its early days to a thriving school of over 300 students. During her 18 years there, she evolved from a new teacher to becoming a learning strategist and leadership team member who was responsible for designing and overseeing the school’s unique curriculum, supporting staff development, and individualized student learning plans.  Most recently, she has been the Principal of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation at The Epstein School in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jewish education and making it relevant and relatable for students and families is Ronit’s passion. She engages students to think critically and take their learning outside of the classroom context.  She further thrives on confirming and challenging educators’ thoughts about what is possible in the world of teaching and learning.

When not behind school doors, Ronit enjoys cooking, travelling, reading, and spending time with her husband, Jared Novoseller, and 2 young boys, Jonah and Noah.

We are excited to welcome Ronit and her family to our community in the coming months and look forward to opportunities for all of us to get to know each other. Many thanks to all of those involved in the search process from all segments of our community. We are confident that Ronit’s leadership will guide and grow RJDS for many years to come.

Ronit Berger and Evan Rubin

RJDS Board Co-Presidents 2017/2018
On behalf of the RJDS Search Committee and Board of Directors