Dr. Gil Pereg (Class 15) is the founder and CEO of Darca schools network founded by the Rashi Foundation. Prior to this position, he was the principal of Blich High School in Ramat Gan between the years 2004-2011. He was recognized as an excellent principal by the city of Ramat Gan. Prior to that, he was the principal at Amit high school at Bar-Ilan University. Dr. Pereg has a doctorate from Northeastern University. His doctoral thesis was about effective practices of successful principals in Israeli high schools. He has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Masters in Jewish Philosophy (with honors) and a law degree from Bar Ilan University. Dr. Pereg is a graduate of the Wexner and Eisenhower leadership programs and is the co-chair of the alumni association of the Eisenhower program in Israel. He previously headed the alumni council of the Wexner program in Israel and served on the board of “Avnei Rosha”, the Israeli Institute for School Leadership.