- Doha Qatar
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A dynamic educational center for international women focusing on two departments: The Department of Qatari Language and Culture and The Department of Arabic Studies
(Emergency shelter housing program for women and children)
(For details of each position please scroll down to Detailed Professional Experience )
Al Maha English School for Boys - Doha, Qatar (11/2008 - 09/2010)
Program Developer & Leadership Head
QCPI Women's Educational Center - Doha, Qatar (1997 - 2005)
Volunteers of America Family Center -Portland, OR (1987-1988)
Case Manager Coordinator
Dwyer Simpson Attorneys At Law - Portland, OR (1985-1987)
West Women's Emergency Family Shelter- Portland, OR (1983-1985)
Mental Health Services- Portland, OR (1982-1983).
Outreach Coordinator/Social Worker
Innovative, multi-skilled, and energetic professional with the passion to lead a cohesive team of individuals while providing a student-focused and positive learning environment. Demonstrated talent in upholding effective supervision, mentoring students and staff, monitoring curriculum effectiveness, and providing efficient direction. Visionary leader with the ability to inspire stakeholders by assessing and developing programs tailored to specific needs. Possesses excellent organizational and time management skills, along with outstanding communication to foster effective relationships with students, staff, parents, and community members.
Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, CyberLink Power Director, Prezi, Mind Manager, Adobe In-Design, Internet: Wordpress, Flicker, Educampus Blog.
Over the last two and a half years I have had enormous success in improving school moral with elementary-age boys, and this success can has been recognized by students and staff alike: (a) incident reports dropped by 80%, (b)75.6% of students reported that the program had the direct effect of their being “excited to come to school”, (c) 85.4% of students said they “wanted to improve their grades” in response to the program, (d) 77.2% of students were “happier with their teacher” as a result of the changes, (e) 64.7% of the teachers reported that the programhad a “strong impact” on school culture, and (f) 70.6% of students reported being more engaged in class and feeling responsible about their behavior.By channeling a young boy’s innate desire to “save the world(Gurian, 2009, p. 36)” (that’s why they get dopamine rushes from video games) the programs will focus their hormones and prepare them for their future and for responsibility.
 Supporting documentation and statistics are available upon request.
Gurian, M. (2009). The Purpose of Boys. San Fransico: Jossey-Bass.
Empowering and Healing Through Leadership
Putting Leadership Principles and Skills into Action
Children and young adults need to feel a sense of purpose and to engaged in meaningful activities that promote self-esteem and self-worth. This gives them a sense of accomplishment that channels their exciting and wonderful energy.
The leadership program concepts I have envelope in my programs isn't a gimmick, nor is it full of empty rhetoric. The program weaves the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Covey's Leader In Me) with Islamic values and work ethics. An important aspect of this program is visibility. In order to validate leadership roles students are encouraged to blog, and write articles, keep up a weekly newsletter and news channel.
Leadership programs develop and improve self-confidence, self-esteem, and positive attitudes. It helps students set and achieve realistic goals. It encourages students to be personally responsible for their actions. Responsible behaviour is one of the ways that students can be successful through accepting responsibility.
When the youth's powerful potential is ignited in the form of productive, authentic, and purposeful work , then youth will have the opportunity to be an authentic global leader.