Aziz Daeem, High School Principal
Dr. Daeem joined the NBS staff for the 2020-21 school year. His professional career includes thirty-three years of education teaching and leadership. He comes to NBS from St. John’s Episcopal School in Haifa, a K-8th grade Evangelical Christian school.
He has two degrees (B.S. and M.S) from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem (pharmaceutical chemistry and chemistry). He holds a PhD from Yarmouk University, Jordan (educational management). He also holds a diploma in teaching science, technology and chemistry for upper secondary classes, as well as a certificate of course for administrators from the University of Haifa and a certificate of organizational consultant from Oranim Academic College. In addition, he was a member of the Ministerial Committee for the Chemistry Curriculum, and he is a member of the Christian Religion Curriculum Committee.
His most widely known work is a Peace Education methodology that he developed in concert with the Ministry of Education and the staff of St. John’s. He is considered a pioneer in this field. The objective of Peace Education is to build within students peace of mind while striving for excellence. He has authored a number of Spiritual, literary, educational and scientific research books and articles on a culture of peace. He is a frequent volunteer in the community and serves as an elder in the Christian Brethren Assembly in I’billin. His wife, Raeda. has her doctorate in Therapeutic Psychology). He is a father of four: Manar, Yara, Simaan and Bashar.
Mrs. Anne Haddad, Principal of Elementary
School (K-8th grade)
Mrs. Haddad was appointed Principal in 2016. Before that, she served as vice principal for 10 years. She is a holder of BA in English and French from Haifa University. She began her career at NBS in 1994 by working as an English and Bible teacher. For over 20 years, Anne has demonstrated a love for children and a strong desire to make a difference in each child’s life at NBS. Mrs. Haddad has 3 children, two have graduated from NBS and one is still studying at NBS. Her husband Emad is a computer technician in NBS. Both Emad and Anne are NBS graduates.
Botrus Mansour, Operations Manager
Botrus Mansour is second generation NBS graduate (1983) as his mother Evelyn graduated in the 1st graduating class in 1955 and later taught in NBS. He earned a law degree from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He joined the Bar as a lawyer in 1993 and specialized in Torts and Non-Profit organizations. He joined NBS in 2003 as General Director while completing a special diploma in Tel-Aviv University in Innovated Educational systems. In 2009 he completed his Masters in Business Administration specializing in Non-Profit Organizations from Haifa University. In 2008 he completed the certificate for teacher instruction in Civics from the Open University. Botrus was ordained as elder in the local Baptist Church-Nazareth in 2001, served and is serving in different ministries including the NBS board for 10 years, Nazareth Village board for 7 years, on Musalaha reconciliation ministry for 9 years as well as other ministries. Currently, Botrus serves his second term as chair of the Convention of Evangelical Churches in Israel. Botrus speaks to groups and writes intensively in Arabic, Hebrew and English on matters of Faith, Current events in Middle East and Christian Arabs including two books in English: “When your neighbor is the Savior” (2011) and “Looking from the Precipice” (2021). Botrus is married to A’bir (an educational counselor in NBS) and they are parents to Atallah, Lamma and Mai-all NBS graduates. In 2020- and with the reshuffling of authorities in NBS, Botrus’ title was altered to “Operation Manager”.
Ruba Kardosh, Vice Principal of High School
Ruba Swidan Kardosh is married to Dr. Tawfik Kardosh, and is the mother to two precious kids Shada and Mansour. She is a graduate of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology with a BSC in Civil engineering. She worked for seven years in an Engineering company. She continued her education at the Technion and finished with a BA degree in Education of science and technology with Excellence. Directly after that, she completed her Masters degree in the same field. Her thesis dealt with “Integration of Mathematical learning in the scientific-technological project “. Ruba serves as the Vice Principal of the Nazareth Baptist School. She began working at the school in 2004 as a math teacher and educator.
Rula Meiki, Vice Principal of Primary School ( 4th-8th grade)
Mrs. Meiki studied at the Hebrew University and holds a BA in Chemistry and a MA in Science Education. Besides her administrative responsibilities, she teaches chemistry and science. Rula has been sharing her teaching knowledge with NBS for the last 26 years. Rula is married to Moawia Mieki, who is a dentist. She has a daughter who graduated from NBS and a son and daughter who are current students.
Elizabeth Shehadeh, Vice Principal of Primary School (K-3rd grade)
Mrs. Shehadeh is a graduate of NBS and holds a BA from Oranim College. She teaches English and Bible in addition to her responsibilities as director of KG . She is responsible for the secondary campus of grades 1-3. Her 3 children are NBS graduates.