The new Minister of Education, Yifat Shasha Bitton, chose to hold her first professional tour in Kiryat Shmona, thus closing the circle. Shasha was born and raised in Kiryat Shmona, and she and her two sons are Israel Sci-Tech Danziger School graduates. She was joined on the tour by Kiryat Shmona Mayor, Avichai Stern; Dr. Orna Simhon, Director of the Northern District of the Ministry of Education; Timura Shiri, VP and Head of Education and Operations at the Israel Sci-Tech Schools Network and the school’s principal, Ofer Zafrani.
Her visit to the school included exciting encounters. One of them was the meeting with her mythological educator, Hannah Amram, whom she said: “believed and empowered each and every one of her students and does so to this day.”
Later she met with students and enjoyed a school band performance. “These places in the school are the infrastructure for optimal learning… My inner feeling here is of one big family… and to see where this place is heading there is nothing more exciting than that… I want to shout to everyone all over the country about what is happening at Israel Sci-Tech Danziger School in Kiryat Shmona… Well done! ”
During the tour, the Minister heard about unique projects operating in the school as well as excellent programs in the field of learning and values. Students presented their activities in the various programs and received praise and encouragement from her: “When talking about the periphery in the context of Kiryat Shmona…. It is perhaps far only in the mind… Our students occupy key positions everywhere… Get where you want… ”
The Minister summed up the visit in a post she posted: “Throughout the day I met teachers and principals with motivation, caring and dedication who promote unique programs for their students and of course, I met our lovely children and youth. For them, I am on duty to provide them with an education system that sees, considers, and places them “I admit that I was very excited today, I promise to work hard for each and every one of you and believe that we will see another minister or woman come out of here.”