Founder and director of Tovanot B’Hinuch (Educational Insights), a unique initiative that seeks to break the equation of background and achievement by transforming schools in underserved communities. Tovanot B’Hinuch is currently serving 18,500 students in 38 public schools with 1600 teachers and 1650 volunteers.
Tal served as principal of the Bialik-Rogozin Campus in Tel Aviv until 2011. At that time the institution was awarded the National Education Prize and was the subject of the film “Strangers No More,” which won the 2011 Academy Award for Best Short Documentary.
Tal was awarded the title of Honorary Fellow by the Ruppin Academic Center, and honorary doctorate from Ben Gurion University and was the recipient of the 2011 Charles Bronfman Prize. In 2017 she won the Wework Creator Award.
She is a graduate of the Mandel Institute for educational leadership, and holds an MA in Public and Educational Policy from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Tal teaches MA education students in Tel Aviv University, focusing on the Tovanot turnaround school model.