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Principal/ Assistant professor

Orland Park, IL
June 24, 2019

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Orland Park, IL 60467


As a dedicated and passionate education professional, I always work to improve my skills, knowledge,

and education. This will enhance my self-actualization as an educator and improve my performance in

my position. I respect every person in my field and learn as much as I can from them. I am always

striving to develop a professional work environment. I am seeking a full time faculty position in the College of Education.


-Accomplished lecturer in Education, Arabic

-Curriculum Development

-Bilingual Education

-Professional Development

-School Administration and Leadership

-Teaching Methods of Math & Science

-Teacher and School Administration

-ISBE Accreditation



Educational Counselor, MAS Education Center 2018-Present

As the founder and principal of the education center I lead the full time school, manage and arrange afternoon and weekend tutoring sessions for K-12 students for all elementary school subjects, Arabic language, and Islamic Studies. The education center is a full time Elementary school, Tutoring Center, and Professional Education Training Center. I provide Professional Development (PD) sessions for teachers and other professional educators. As a recognized PD vendor, educators can use these PDU’s towards earning or renewing their teaching licenses or school administration licenses.

Principal, ICCI Academy 2012-Present

During my tenure as principal, I was able to earn and maintain the Illinois State Board of Education accreditation for ICCI Academy. ICCI Academy is a private full time accredited school that teaches Pre-k through 8th grade. I observe, evaluate, manage staff, and offer staff development sessions for our educators. As the principal, I was responsible for planning and developing our annual calendar, parents’ conference days, and other school events. In the years I have led ICCI Academy, we have expanded and added several grades and classrooms to accommodate our growing community. This role even included teaching junior high math to the higher grade level students.

My job as a principal always goes beyond the capacity of a typical school principal. I perform many other activities such as student and parent counseling, youth director, activity organizer, and many other tasks fulfilling the expanding religious and educational needs of the community.

Assistant Professor, Chicago State University 2015-Present

Currently, I am teaching 4111 and 5111, Teaching Science Methods class for Elementary Schools. This class is for undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Education.

I am also teaching Arabic 1010 And Arabic 2010. I developed syllabi and teach these classes,

incorporating Arabic culture into language instruction. After the course, students should be prepared for 6-8 weeks of study abroad in Arab countries.

Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Chicago 2005-Present

Currently, I am an instructor and a member of dissertation committees for doctoral candidates.

Assistant Professor, Benedictine University 2009-

At the above two universities, I taught the following graduate classes:

EDU-6000 Classroom Discipline EDU-6500 Curriculum Construction

EDU-6520 Research Based Instructional Strategies EDU-6300 Ethics in School Leadership

EDU-6100 Research in Education

EDU-6420 History of the American Educational Experience and school reform

EDU-6201 Teaching of Reading EDU-6550 Brain Research and Classroom Learning

EDUC 615 Curriculum Development and Portfolio Design

EDUC 553 Multicultural Literature for Children and Adolescents

In the above graduate classes, I was the only faculty member who taught in both Teacher Education and School Leadership Departments.

Lecturer, Elgin Community College 2005-2009

Undergraduate Liberal Arts Undergraduate Courses instructor:

Arabic I INS 275 - 200 Introductory Level for non-Arabic Speakers

Arabic II INS 275 - 200 Level 1 for non-Arabic Speakers

Arabic III INS 275 - 200 Level 2 for non-Arabic Speakers

Adult Seminar Teacher Fox Valley Muslim Community Center Aurora, IL 1993-2000

High School Physics Teacher Aljohry High School, Riyadh, KSA 1985-1991

As a high school physics teacher, I was responsible for teaching the following courses and their labs:

Physics 1 Materials Properties and Sounds

Physics 2 Mechanics and Wave Motion

Physics 3 Electricity, Magnetism, and Electromagnetism


Doctorate of Education (2005) Aurora University

Ed. D. degree in Curriculum and Instructions from the College of Education –

Dissertation Topic: “Perceptions of Muslim students’ needs and Challenges in a Public High School in the


GPA: 4.0/4.0

Masters of Science in Education 2000

Concentration: Adult Education

Chicago State University, Chicago, IL. with a GPA 3.87/4.

Bachelor of Science and Applied Engineering 1985

Major: Physics. Umm Alqura University, Mecca, SA.

Graduated as the top student in the College of Science and Applied Engineering.

Thesis: “The Effect of Laser Light on Solar Cells.”

Conferences and Seminars

I always participate and attend state, national, and international education leadership conferences i.e.:

Harvard University 2016: Leadership: An Evolving Vision

Graduate School of Education: Participate and facilitate international

educational summit. In this educational summit, about 200 principals, superintendents, and education leaders from 6 continents gathered for 8 days of PD sessions, classes, and other educational structures to

discuss the theme.

ACTFL 2015: An international Summit for teaching international languages.

NCTM 2014: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Educational Activities

-District 230 Board of Education: Education Committee Member (2006-2009)

-Community Activist and Representative (1995-Present):

-Building bridges between Arab and Muslim Community in Southwest Suburb of Chicago,

IL and the School Districts

Research Interests

-Minority Students’ needs and challenges in urban schools in the US

-Language and Learning

-Multicultural Issues in Education

-International Education themes, standards, and outcomes comparison

Business Experience

Founded, developed, managed, and eventually sold multiple business in Chicago, IL:

Eman Gas & Food Inc. (2004-2013)

A gas station with a retail store and a truck stop, Chicago, IL

Elnatour Food Inc. (1995-2004)

Convenience store with a gas station, Chicago, IL

Amana Auto Sales (1992-1995)

Car retail, wholesale Business, and export Chicago, IL

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