Ms. Shlomit Amichai
Chairs Chotam [Teach First Israel], a program aimed at narrowing social gaps in Israel by creating a community of educators and activists. The program, which operates in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, JDC Israel and the Naomi Foundation, recruits visionary university graduates as teachers and social leaders in the geographic and social periphery. In 1977, Amichai began working at the Adult Education Division in the Ministry of Education and Culture. Over the years, she filled various positions at the ministry, including head of the Examinations Division, deputy director of the Pedagogic Administration, head of the Teaching Personnel, Training and Professional Development Administration, and more. From 1999-2001, she served as director-general of the Ministry of Education. Amichai went on to direct the ELKA association at JDC Israel, and managed the organization’s Division for Volunteers and Philanthropy. She returned to the Ministry of Education in 2007, serving as director-general until April 2009. In May 2009, she initiated and helped to establish the Chotam program, which she continues to direct. Amichai is also a board member of various third-sector organizations. Ms. Amichai received a bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the Hebrew University in 1980, and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Tel Aviv University in 1995.
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