I am an experienced and energetic professional with recognized success in cross-cultural education and project management. I am keenly interested in student-centered classrooms, technology integration in the curriculum, and experiential learning. I enjoy the challenge of diverse responsibilities, developing new skills, and performing under pressure.
Experienced and energetic professional with recognized success in cross-cultural education and project management. Keenly interested in student-centered classrooms, technology integration in the curriculum, and experiential learning. Enjoys the challenge of diverse responsibilities, developing new skills, and performing under pressure.
Core Competencies Include:
project management • holistic instruction • portfolio assessment • e-learning • cross-cultural awareness
collaborative environments • conflict resolution • ongoing assessment • reflective practices
INTERLINK Language Centers, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Supervised, administered, and strengthened the overall well-being of the INTERLINK English Program at the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation with focus on curriculum, teaching, support, and training. Served as the catalyst for communication, professional development, and collaboration within the organization. Liaised, coordinated, and built relationships with our client in order to ensure the program is meeting their needs.
Academic Support and Training Team Coordinator
Supervised and directed Academic Support and Training Team’s efforts during its first semester of operations. Encouraged and facilitated online collaboration amongst a highly skilled and dedicated six person team. Ensured team members were on task and executing INTERLINK’s vision in their projects. Developed surveys to gauge the effectiveness of newly implemented curriculum changes. Created and maintained a website about INTERLINK curriculum that improved information sharing thus reducing ambiguity in the instructional approach.
Supervised and directed the implementation of INTERLINK curricular approaches at six locations in Western Saudi Arabia. Collaborated with co-workers of various levels on the development of a revised curriculum strategy in order to provide a more comprehensive academic program for students, staff, and administrators. Coordinated cross-site collaboration and encouraged communication between all levels of management and staff with the aim of promoting best practices and supporting Site Directors in their pursuit of professional development goals.
Supervised INTERLINK operations in Jeddah during its first years of operation. Orchestrated academic programming for 200 students and 10 teachers. Promoted and facilitated communication between Western teachers, Saudi staff, and multi-cultural company management to ensure timely and accurate flow of information. Supported instructor development through workshop activities and classroom observations.
Ejad Al-Sharq Company, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Managed the Ejad Al-Sharq English program in Jeddah. Liaised closely with Saudi administrators to solve academic, logistical, and human resources issues. Maintained academic and HR records for the program.
Supported the Academic Coordinator in all aspects of his position including academic, logistical, and HR.
Instructed college level students with appropriate and engaging ESL lessons that were aligned with company curriculum and standards. Helped students obtain necessary English skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing instruction. Developed creative lesson plans to integrate ESL skills around relevant vocational themes and topics.
Kaplan Tutoring, Potomac, MD, USA
Academic Specialist and Tutor
Drove academic progress of students through proven educational techniques in a small group environment while earning a promotion to a full time position. Developed relationships and consulted with families regarding student progress. Analyzed student academic performance and took action steps to drive progress averaging one-half grade level per 16 hours of instruction. Created and maintained a motivational and enthusiastic learning environment to promote student success and confidence.
Teaching House, Washington, DC, USA February 2015
Cambridge CELTA Certification
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA June 2008
M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies
Dissertation: “The Value of Dual Identity: Lebanese Christians under the French Mandate”
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA May 2006
B.S. in History and Policy with University Honors
Areas of Concentration: Modern Middle East
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