Sep 2008 - Dec 2010

Masters of Science in Educational Administration

Drexel University

Work experience

Work experience
Nov 2008 - Sep 2010

Program Developer & Leadership Head

Al Maha English School For Boys
  • Designed and implemented the A.I.M. Preventative Reward & Motivational program which decreased incident reports by 80% over a two and a half year period.
  • Coordinated and implemented student-led leadership projects that empowered and created ownership by students such as student-led school news channel, Olympics break games, student newsletter, etc.
  • Developed and implemented the Four Tier School-wide Student Leadership Program that gave students, from high performing to high need, the opportunity to find their voice and purpose within the school.
  • Designed, implemented and trained teachers to use S.W.I.P. Classroom Management Program.
  • Developed and implemented a positive preventative school behavior management system and policy manual.
  • Helped facilitate communication between school, student and parent by creating an "Educampus" Leadership Blog and parent quarterly newsletter.
  • Integrated brain-based research to increase student motivation and satisfaction.
1997 - 2005

Program Administrator, Counselor

QCPI Women's Educational Center
  • A dynamic educational center for international women focusing on two departments: The Department of Qatari Language and Culture and The Department of Arabic Studies

    • Responsible for the yearly planning/goal setting and program development.
    • Responsible for reports, statistics, training, evaluations of programs, database, filing system, scheduling and in-service training; reviewed and approved all reports, proposals, budgets and evaluations.
    • Assisted in all curriculum development, implementation, monitoring and student/teacher assessments.  
    • Assisted in the interviewing and training of upper administration, support staff and teachers.  
    • Insured the needs of teachers, volunteers and students were met (including student councils, advisory boards, head teachers and department coordinators).
    • Developed and approved all advertisements, brochures and publications. 
    • Assisted in the interviewing and training of upper administration, support staff and teachers.  
    • Reviewed and approved all reports, proposals, budgets and evaluations.
    • Counseled in the areas of victims of domestic violence, sexually abused women/children, marriage, personal, parenting, academic etc.
    • Public Speaking/presentations at Qatari primary & secondary schools, universities and public relations.
    • Coordinated events: orientation, end-of-term parties, field trips, volunteer night, student festivals, children
1987 - 1988

Case Manager Coordinator

Volunteers of America Family Center

(Emergency shelter housing program for women and children)

  • One-on-one counseling, case management, crisis intervention, information and referral, screening, advocacy, stabilization, transitional and outreach phase (caseload: 20-25).
  • Conducted interviews, evaluations and assessments targeting individual needs and referring clients to appropriate community resources.
  • Assisted in the development and implementation of a family housing program.
  • Developed and implemented an extensive information and referral database, screening services, statistical analysis data system, client resource directory, and client outreach and stabilization program.
  • Represented agency at community resource meetings (welfare rights advocate, emergency helping agencies, Legal Aid, housing meeting), interviewed and trained both staff and volunteers.
  • Population served: homeless, sexually abused, victims of domestic violence, substance abusers, assault and child abuse, prostitutes, offenders and the chronically mentally ill.
1985 - 1987

Legal Assistant

Dwyer Simpson Attorneys At Law

  • Prepared cases for attorneys, information gathering, and word processing of correspondence and legal documents.
  • Heavy phone contact and interfacing with clients, witnesses, claimants, physicians and insurance agents.
  • Documenting, scheduling and preparation of exhibits for trials.
1983 - 1985

Shelter Coordinator, Counselor and Case Manager

West Women's Emergency Family Shelter
  • Case manager with a case load averaging thirty-five individual/families at any given time.
  • Responsible for the coordination and smooth operation of a forty bed Emergency shelter for women and children.
  • Extensive volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination.
  • Supervision of personnel performing intakes, management of building security and maintenance, enforcing shelter policies and procedures.
  • Compiled statistics, program development and implementation, fundraising, community networking and public relations.
  • Performed evaluations and assessment for clients targeting individual needs, referring clients to appropriate community resources. 
  • The population served included women and children who were homeless, victims of domestic violence, assault and child abuse, substance abusers, prostitutes, sexual offenders and chronically mentally ill.
1982 - 1983

Outreach Coordinator/Social Worker

Mental Health Services

  • Provided case management, advocacy and support counseling services to as many as forty families at any given time.
  • Conducted support groups for mothers and children. 
  • Assisted in research, compiling statistics, case histories, researching funding options, grant writing, public speaking and networking with other community agencies.
  • Trained and oriented practicum students and volunteers.
  • Program served high risk families, most of who resided in Portland Oregon's slum areas. Populations served included individuals who were homeless, victims of domestic violence, sexual molestation, sexual assault, battery , substance abusers, offenders, prostitutes and chronically  mentally ill.

Personal Portfolio



The Changing Family: National Conference

American Public Welfare, Seattle, WA

Alcohol Abuse and Misuse: Alcohol 101

State of Oregon Training, Portland, OR

High Risk Intervention (Children)

Mental Health Services West, Portland, OR

Impact of Sexual Abuse on the Lives of Adults

Lutheran Family Services, Eugene, OR