Masada College appoints new principal

Masada College appoints new principal

Mira Hasofer returns to Australia from Hong Kong to commence at the start of term 3 this year, replacing Martin Tait.

Newly appointed Masada College principal Mira Hasofer.
Newly appointed Masada College principal Mira Hasofer.

MASADA College has announced the appointment of Mira (Miriam) Hasofer (pictured) as its new principal, commencing from the start of term 3 this year. Current principal Martin Tait will remain with the college to support leadership transition and will continue to play a significant role across a range of strategic and operational initiatives, Masada said.

Hailing Hasofer as “an inspirational educator and leader who has driven change in a diverse international setting”, college president Darryl Dorfan said, “Mira shares our commitment to providing engaging Jewish education, attracting and retaining the most outstanding teachers, ensuring the strongest academic offerings and fostering within students a passion for, and commitment to chesed, tzedek and derech eretz.”

Hasofer received her Bachelor of Education with Honours in Jewish Education from the University of Sydney and taught at Mount Sinai College, Moriah College and Academy BJE before relocating to Hong Kong, where she taught both secular and Jewish studies at Carmel School, while completing her Master of Education.

“I have been privileged to call Hong Kong home for almost two decades, and proud of what Carmel School has achieved. I look forward to returning to Australia and working closely with Martin and the Masada College team,” she said.

During his tenure, Tait has garnered the respect of the board, teachers, parents and students alike and helped the college navigate through the challenges of the past few years, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Martin has made and continues to make a difference in the lives of our students. We thank him for his contribution as college principal and look forward to continuing to work with him,” Dorfan said.

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