Executive Director of Elementary Instruction

Executive Director of Elementary Instruction



BS in Elementary Education
MA in Reading and Language Arts
Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Oakland University

IB Certifications
Category 1: Introduction to PYP for Administrators
Category 3: Investigating Inquiry

Mathematics K-8; Reading Specialist K-12
Elementary and Secondary Administration K-12

July 2018

I started my career in education in 2000 with Bloomfield Hills Schools. From 2001 to 2018, I worked in Walled Lake Consolidated Schools where I was a classroom teacher for 10 years and an elementary school principal for 7 years! In my career as a classroom teacher, I taught grades 3-5, co-taught in a 4th and 5th multi-cultural, multi-age classroom, and opened my classroom to other teachers to learn in the "lab" setting. In 2006, I was humbled by receiving the "Teacher of the Year" award and in 2007, I was nominated for Oakland County Elementary Teacher of the Year.

During my teaching years, I participated in the Galileo Leadership Consortium with fellow educators across the tri-county area. Through this learning, I grew as a teacher leader and grew my knowledge of educational systems. I believe my purpose is to help positively shape, impact, and empower culture, society, and people. My vehicle is education. Further, I believe all kids deserve a high-quality, free and public education. This is a big part of my job responsibility as Executive Director of Elementary Education and a responsibility I take seriously. Additionally, in my role, I hope to continue to cultivate a culture of thinking and excellence by building relationships, holding myself and others accountable, and leading with integrity. 

I'm a proud first generation Chaldean American and speak Arabic fluently. I have a large family that I love spending time with! I love to travel the world as I believe it's humbling and opens your mind and heart to others! I enjoy running, rowing, and group fitness classes and strive to live a healthy, balanced life! I enjoy baking, playing board games, and attending small workshops that help me learn new things like hand lettering, card making, baking, etc.!