Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

*Schedule subject to change.

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Balthea James

Tehiyah Day School
Head of School
El Cerrito, CA

Bathea James has been Head of School at Tehiyah Day School in Northern California since 2007, and was formerly Director of the Tucson Hebrew Academy in Arizona. She is proud to have helped both schools receive the National Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence.


Prior to coming to the United States, Bathea worked at the King David School in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds numerous degrees in the fields of Educational Leadership, Clinical Social Work, Biblical Studies, African Languages, Business and Human Resources. Bathea is also a graduate of the Harvard Principals’ Center Summer Institute of 2003.

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Tuesday, January 21