Arabic Language Education
Hanadi Alnajjar graduated from Damascus University in Syria with a Bachelor degree of Mathematics and Computer Science. Ms. Alnajjar has 11 years of experience teaching Arabic and Islamic studies at Dar-Alhuda school. She developed and presented creative lessons that focus on Arabic core subjects in addition to curriculum academic progression. She attended several workshops and seminars that focused on educational developments. During several summer camps, tutoring, and substitute teaching positions she maintained a well-disciplined and highly motivated class room and offers individualized support. Also, she was a trainer in computer laboratories at Damascus University.
Nisrein Saudi-Baghdadi holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oakland University, where she graduated with honors. Prior to that, she attended The University of Jordan as an honor student as well. Mrs. Baghdadi also studied Arabic literature in Amman, Jordan. She has experience teaching Arabic and Quran at several Summer Camps both in Jordan and Michigan. Mrs. Baghdadi has a passion for teaching children the Arabic Language. She understands the struggle parents face when they want their children to learn their native language and believes that children need to have an interest in learning Arabic. She strives to make sure every student in her classroom develops such interest by creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating and encouraging to all students.
Hanan Elbouhi earned a Bachelor Degree of Education in 1987 from Mansoura University, Egypt. She earned her Montessori certificate from Michigan in 2001. Mrs. Elbouhi has taught English as a second language to middle school students for five years, and to high school students in Saudi Arabia for four years. She taught in a Montessori classroom at the Unity center Montessori from 2001 to 2005, and then taught full time as a Montessori teacher at Huda school from 2005 to 2011. She began working at BHA in the Fall of 2011 as an Arabic Montessori teacher. She has also worked as Arabic and Islamic Studies teacher for preschool in Saturday school for three years, and as Arabic teacher in Sunday school for lower elementary for three years. Mrs. Elbouhi is married and has four children: two boys and two girls. Her eldest son is married and her youngest daughter is a student at BHA.
Racha Takriti is one of the original founders of Beverly Hills Academy, she has been instrumental in structuring and teaching the unique Arabic curriculum at Bevery Hills Academy since its inception in 2008. Before joining the faculty of Beverly Hills Academy, Ms. Takriti taught private lessons in Arabic Language for several years. She is a graduate of the University of Damascus, Syria with a degree in pharmacy.