High school principal, Society for Advancement Education
Roni was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Maale Adumim. She is married to Nachie and the mother of Yuval and Carmel. Roni was an officer in the IDF Teaching Corps, and has a B.A. in democratic education. She is currently finishing her M.A. in women, Talmud, and halacha at the Schechter Institute. Roni is on the board of several social organizations, including Ne'emanei Torah VaAvodah and the Yerushalmim party, and is co-founder and leadership member of The Teachers Movement. She is a religious feminist and social activist and a leader in the struggle against the exclusion of women from the public sphere in Jerusalem. Roni began as a teacher in the public school system, and is now in her second year as principal of Dror, a six year public-religious pluralistic high school in Jerusalem. This school is the only mixed (boys and girls) high school in the religious school system in the city. In her role she promotes values of social justice, gender equality, and democracy, while encouraging individuality, choice, dialogue, and leadership. Among the schools' innovative activities are the Social Beit Midrash, a weekly program where students choose to learn about a range of issues touching Israeli society, and Leadership for Coexistence, a series of meetings between Jewish and Arab girls.