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Kinnelon, NJ
September 15, 2018

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Sahar Saba

** ******** ***** • Kinnelon, New Jersey • 07405

862-***-**** LinkedIn: Sahar Saba *********@*****.*** Education

• Lebanese University, Master of Arts by Research in English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Dean’s Office (Dissertation in progress)

• Lebanese University, Bachelor of Arts with a Teaching Diploma in English Language and Literature, Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences II (June 2006)

• Lebanese Baccalaureate 2 Diploma (Humanities Section) C.T.I (Christian Teaching Institute) School, Beirut, Lebanon (June 2002) Honors and Awards

Fulbright Foreign Language Teacher Assistant (August 2006 - April 2007) Teaching Assistant for Arabic at Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia Certification

Licensed ZUMBA® Instructor

• ZUMBA® Basic 2 May 2015

• ZUMBA® Kids and Kids Jr. October 2014

• ZUMBA® Pro Skills October 2014

• ZUMBA® Toning October 2014

• ZUMBA® Basic 1 June 2014

Debate Trainer (November 2012)

Workshop on Debate Training conducted by the Lebanese State Alumni Community

(LSAC) in association with the International Debate Education Association (IDEA) Professional Experience

Fulbright Alumni Association of Lebanon (FAAL) Sept. 2016 – present Director of Alumni and Community Engagement

• Propose and implement social events, alumni engagement initiatives, and community development projects (Conference – Creative Disruptions: Change Makers from Lebanon, Youth Mentorship – Career Guidance Day, etc.)

• Co-develop the two-year strategic plan for the association

• Co-organize the annual conference for the General Assembly

• Co-lead the organization of elections

• Initiate and supervise the work of subcommittees Freelance editor, copywriter, translator, and private tutor Oct. 2002 – present SABIS® Educational Services – Adma, Lebanon Apr. 2017 – May 2018 Analyst – English (Academic Development/US Support Team)

• Generated, reviewed, and uploaded customized exams and pacing charts

• Responded to feedback from US schools and resolved issues related to grade- level pacing and exams

Global Coalition for Efficient Logistics – Beirut, Lebanon Sept. 2016 – Mar. 2017 Copywriter

• Prepared and edited original content based on adaption of material and management briefings

• Proofread collaterals (brochures, flyers, manuals, presentations, and booklets) to check spelling, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary, and style

• Renovated/enhanced website materials

• Created scripts for corporate videos

CTI School – Beirut, Lebanon Sept. 2015 – June 2016 Teacher of English for Grade 10

• Developed annual and weekly lesson plans

• Prepared coursework, assignments, and exams

• Graded exams, essays, projects, reports, and other writing assignments

• Met with the coordinator of the English department to monitor lesson plans and discuss students’ academic progress

• Held one-on-one conferences with students/parents to keep them on track and resolve issues when necessary

• Directed the class’s iconic play

SABIS® Educational Services – Adma, Lebanon Sept. 2013 – Aug. 2015 Analyst – English (Academic Development)

• Contributed to the development of SABIS® main texts and supplementary materials (created, edited, and proofread comprehension passages, grammar questions, anthology questions, picture questions, etc. for all English levels)

• Contributed to the development of customized US Support materials (mainly exams and pacing charts)

• Worked on data entry for the SABIS® School Management System (SSMS)

• Improved the quality of the databank by reviewing new items AUL (Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon) Oct. 2011 – June 2013 Instructor of English

• English 204 (Public Speaking)

• English 206 (Business Communication Skills)

CTI School – Beirut, Lebanon Oct. 2008 – June 2013 Teacher

• Teacher of English for grades 6 and 10, and Drama for grade 9 (October 2012

– June 2013)

• Teacher of English for grades 4 and 5 (October 2010 – June 2012)

• Teacher of English for grades 7 and 8 (Summer School 2010, 2011, and 2012)

• Teacher of English and English Geography for Grades 3 and 4 (October 2008

– June 2010)

Adviser to CTI high school delegation at Global Classrooms LAU (Lebanese American University) Model United Nations

Coordinator of Activities for Fun Factory (Grades 1-6) and Students’ Activity Department (Grades 7-11)

• Halloween Show

• Christmas Show

• Fundraising Bake Sales

• Talent Show

• Twin Day

• Brain of CTI

• CTI Guinness Records

• Easter Egg Hunt

• Games Day

Travel Team Leader

• CTI’s cruise to Europe aboard MSC Magnifica (Spring 2011)

• Disneyland and Paris, France (May 2013)

Mesrobian Technical College – Beirut, Lebanon Oct. 2010 – June 2011 Instructor of English

• Beginner English

• Intermediate English

• Advanced English

Prime Education Center – Beirut, Lebanon Nov. 2008 – Mar. 2009 Teacher of English

• One-on-one tutoring

• Group tutoring

Modern Community School – Beirut, Lebanon Oct. 2007 – June 2008 Teacher of English for Grades 3, 4, and 6

Mary Baldwin University – Staunton, Virginia, USA Aug. 2006 – Apr. 2007 Teaching Assistant for Arabic (Fulbright FLTA)

• ARAB 101, 102 Elementary Arabic

• ARAB 151, 152 Intermediate Arabic

Universal Company, Publisher and Distributer – Lebanon Sept. 2003 – Apr. 2006 Telemarketer, Reference Provider, and Copywriter

• Successfully promoted the company’s major educational and cultural products including encyclopedias, books, and multimedia

• Represented the company in major exhibitions (Beirut International Arab Book Fair, Lire en Français et en Musique, HORECA, and Project Lebanon) Greenpeace Mediterranean, Lebanon Office Jan. 2001 – Aug. 2003 Direct Dialoguer (Face to Face Fundraiser) and Telemarketer

• Recruited new financial supporters to Greenpeace

• Raised public awareness of critical environmental issues on which Greenpeace campaigns

• Assisted with the training of new team members

Specialized Skills

• Language Skills: English (Fluent)- Arabic (Fluent)- French (Conversational)

• Computer Skills: Microsoft Office and the Internet

• Personal Skills: leadership, teamwork, communication, public speaking, debate, organizational, critical thinking, and problem solving Professional Memberships and Community Involvement: Fulbright Alumni Association of Lebanon (FAAL)

Director of Alumni and Community Engagement Sept. 2016 – Present Member Aug. 2013 – Present

Lebanese State Alumni Community (LSAC)

Member 2008 – Present

Lebanese Unionist Scouts

Cub Scout Leader 2000 – 2006

• Learned the essentials of effective leadership and team work coordination while leading a troop of 4 assistant leaders and over 40 scouts aged between six and eleven years old

• Prepared activities and programs including: camps, trips, themed crafts, plays, songs, and games

• Participated in trainings, lectures, and seminars related to successful leadership and child psychology

Member 1992 – 2005

Hobbies and Interests

• Salsa dancing and ZUMBA® Fitness workout

• Reading, travel, movies, music, theater, social justice, and environmental activism


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