Interim Head of School
“What I love about education is the excitement of children as a skilled teacher awakens in them a lifelong love of learning. The opportunity to teach children not only how to count, but rather to teach them what counts in life.”
Bathea has numerous degrees in political studies, social work, educational leadership and business. Bathea has lectured at the University of Witwatersrand, was a clinical therapist and administrator at King David School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since emigrating to America in 1992, Bathea was head of school at two Blue Ribbon schools, Tucson Hebrew Academy in Arizona and Tehiyah Day School in El Cerrito. Most recently, she has worked as a coach for the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education’s Atidenu program in Boston. Bathea spends her free time with her grandchildren, reading and taking the occasional Zumba class.