High- performing interpreter and translator with over 8 years of experience possesses excellent fluency - both verbal and written - in Arabic and English. Provided quality interpretation and translation in various political, refugee and media contexts, ability to work in a diverse multicultural settings.
Native speaker of English and Arabic
Strong cultural communication
2015M.D.:MASTER OF EDUCATION - CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTIONCollege Station, Texas, USA
2005University of Jordan - PsychologyAmman, Jordan
ESL/ELL Teacher08/2015 － CurrentALICE DEAL MIDDLE SCHOOLWashington, DC
Successfully taught lessons encompassing a range of skill-building activities for speaking, writing, reading and listening to 40+ ELL\'s Created 5 different daily lesson plans for multi-level 6-8 grade level ESL classes on a daily basis Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
Administered ACCESS for ELLs, WIDA MODEL (Measure of Developing English Language and Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) for 40+ ELL students year-round Implemented Scholastic\'s Read 180 online reading intervention program for struggling readers.
Created daily lesson plans for multi-level adult ESL classes.
Mentored 15 staff members on international testing procedures Engaged in cultural immersion programs with students to further augment global understanding.
Instructed more than 25 students through lectures, discussions, group activities and demonstrations.
Integrated technology as an instructional tool including the Smartboard.
Attended professional development workshops focused on learning goals and classroom management.
Completed ongoing staff training sessions.
Research Assistant07/2013 － 05/2016TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITYCollege Station, TX
Inspected, collected, interpreted, analyzed and compiled data obtained from material testing.
Actively assisted professor in study on literacy and writing development of 1st grade English language learners over the course of 3 years Provided English - Arabic translation of 20+ consent forms, questionnaires and assessment material.
Frequently contacted and visited school principals, teachers and parents for data collection purposes.
Conducted assessments (data collection) in both Arabic and English languages with 1st graders at 2 different school districts.
Senior Interpreter11/2008 － 08/2013UNHCRAmman, Jordan
Assisted staff in routine and emergency operations as required.
Assessment of persons of concerns, asylum seekers, refugees' needs of international protection, contacting UNHCR attorney's who intervened with authorities.
Upheld emergency safety protocols and drafted incident reports.
Provided interpretation and translation of hundreds of legal documents Registered hundreds of Iraqi and Syrian refugees amidst Iraqi and Syrian emergency crisis in Amman Jordan/ Zaatari camp Mafraq.
Content Editor/Publisher02/2007 － 11/2008AMEINFO.COMAmman, Jordan
Proofread and reviewed all print and electronic content for correct grammar and adherence to house style.
Liaised with production companies, photographers, typographers, designers and printers.
Edited and published monthly data and subscription reports for journals.
Content Writer/Editor03/2005 － 11/2008MEDIAWATCH MIDDLE EASTAmman, Jordan
Created and presented monthly data and subscription reports for journals.
Trained and oversaw new content writers.
Translated consumer insights into meaningful, on-brand creative copy solutions.
Maintained awareness of digital trends and new emerging technologies and platforms.
Created a range of fresh and original copy solutions in response to creative briefs and assignments.
Oversaw campaign that reached hundreds of prominent clients.