Director of Hebrew and Judaic Studies
Malka Clement takes great pride in being an integral part of the wise Community for the past 25 years. She brings her talents, expertise and gifted teaching skills to Wise School and has served as a teacher, mentor, curriculum developer and administrator over the years. Ms. Clement is devoted to our mission to establish in our students a strong personal identity and commitment to the highest ideals of American democracy, the Jewish people and the State of Israel. The advancement of excellent and meaningful Jewish education is the catalyst that propels Ms. Clement forward in her role as an educator and administrator. She leads with Rabbi Stephen S. Wise’s words in mind, “Vision looks inward and becomes duty. Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upward and becomes faith.”
Ms. Clement graduated from Ben Gurion University in Israel receiving two B.A. degrees, one in English Language and Literature and the other in Hebrew Language and Literature. Ms. Clement taught English and was Coordinator of English Studies at Alon Junior High School in Dimona, Israel. She is a lifelong learner and is continuously seeking opportunities to bring leading pedagogies and educational theories to her practice. Ms. Clement participated in the USC Summer Gifted Institute and Dr. Mel Levine’s All Kinds of Minds. In 2010, Mrs. Clement received her third B.A in Hebrew and M.A. Degree in Education from the American Jewish University. She is the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation and the Bureau of Jewish Education Jewish Educator Award and the Lois Rothblum Award for Excellence in Teaching from the American Jewish University.
Ms. Clement is the proud mom of her son Danny, a Wise alumni, and is passionate about Wise community which she considers as her extended family.