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Team > Executives

Teach for Lebanon is where the Executive and Board Members, along with the Fellows, the donors and university affiliates come together to bring this organization to life. Meet the team.

Salyne EL Samarany

Chief Executive Officer

Salyne El Samarany is the Chief Executive Officer at Teach for Lebanon. Ms. El Samarany is the Lebanese Ambassador of youth at the Arab Thought Foundation and is known for her commitment in youth and education community service. She participated in the Middle East Partnership Initiative program for student Leaders at Georgetown University Washington DC and served a two years fellowship with Teach For Lebanon starting 2009. She participated in several local and international workshops and conferences on Global Leadership, Middle East Economy, Job creation, Project management, Entrepreneurship, Peace and Conflict resolution, Education and Negotiation. Ms. El Samarany is also a member of the Middle East Partnership Initiative Lebanese Alumni Association (MEPI LAA).Ms. El Samarany holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Balamand and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon. She was awarded the Arab Thought Foundation's "Arab Creativity Award For Educational Reform"

Diane Kaldany

Development Director (New York)

Diane Kaldany is the Development Director for TFL-US, Inc. the fund raising arm of Teach For Lebanon, an NGO and partner to Teach For All, the global network that provides quality educational opportunities to less fortunate children worldwide.

After graduating from Fordham University where she studied philosophy, she worked in the banking, real estate, financial services industries.

Among her employers were two real estate developers, HSBC Bank USA as well as the Guardian Life Insurance Co.

Diane maintains her real estate broker’s license continuing to develop investment as well as social and sustainable development opportunities for international investors while passionately promoting the arts, peace and human rights as a member of the Steering Committee at St.

Bart’s Episcopal Peace Fellowship.

Diane lives in NY and has one son, she is fluent in French, proficient in Italian and Spanish and Arabic and has many cultural interests.

Dr. Lina Harati

Head of Education Department Training, Support & Alumni

Lina W. Harati, has a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Saint Louis University, a Master degree in Educational Administration Bachelor of Arts degree in Education, and a Teaching Diploma, from the Lebanese American University. She has been working in the field of education for more than fifteen years. She has been a teacher, subject coordinator and departmental coordinator at the K-12 school level and an assistant professor in different universities in and outside the country. She has conducted various professional development workshops at her work setting and at various institutions and written a book and articles related to the Education Field.

Farah Abou Maita

Education Manager

Farah Abou Maita has 13 years of experience in teaching English as a foreign language. She has taught elementary and intermediate classes along with private lessons for university students. She has taught English as a second language at Bourj Al Barajneh Palestinian camp. Ms. Farah has worked as a Translator for documentary films at New TV and at Alice Art Production & Translation. Her passion for education lead her to join Teach For Lebanon and share her experience with the Fellows. Farah has joined Teach For Lbanon in 2012 as a mentor and trainer for Fellows. She participated in four Summer Institutes. In addition, she managed the Recruitment and Communications and Marketing Departments. Farah has participated in global conferences with Teach For All and gained experience in the fields of education, Marketing and Communications through participating in several workshops. Farah has graduated with a Bachelor Degree in English Literature from the Lebanese University and attended Educational courses at Haigazian University.

Diana Maddah

Recruitment & Impact Measurement Manager

Diana Maddah has been working for Teach For Lebanon since 2009. She joined TFL as a Fellow and taught for two years in a rural area in Bekaa. Then, she joined the executive team as a Recruitment and Impact Measurement Manager. She was selected to attend many leadership workshops in India, Peru , London, Thailand and Bulgaria.  She finished her Masters degree in Public Health from AUB. She became a Public Health Instructor at the Modern University for Business and Science. She launched many social campaigns with Lebanese, Syrian, Palestinian and stateless children. Those campaigns focused on diversity, tolerance, human rights and protection from sexual harassment. She was the field coordinator for "Fostering Democratic Values Among Young Leaders" project that was funded by MEPI. This project has not only impacted her but impacted 2040 students and hundred teachers in the schools. Giving back to her community based on certain strategies, researches and needs assessment increase the level of commitment, sense of possibility and responsibility toward her society and its improvement.

Dahlia Rizk

PR & Development Manager

Dahlia began her Fellowship in 2012 and taught as an English and homeroom teacher in the North region. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and is currently a Clinical Psychology graduate student at the University of Balamand, pursuing her thesis related to the psychological well-being of underprivileged students in Lebanon. She has hands-on experience as an Educational Mentor in Educational Emergency Programs in Lebanon. She has successfully completed two full internships at multi-disciplinary institutes, including TFL partner school, Nader Association for Delinquent Enfant Rehabilitation, and the North Autistic Center.

In 2014, Dahlia was recruited as the Public Relations and Development Manager at TFL. She is responsible of grant management and maintaining relationships with stakeholders. She fund- raises, monitors progress to targets and provides reports. She has participated in various Teach For All Global Conferences held in India, Colombia and Spain for Public and Private Partnerships.

Abeer Obeid

Education Manager


Abeer Obeid has three years of teaching experience, two of which were spent in Bakh’oun, North of Lebanon as a Teach For Lebanon Fellow. After she has finished her fellowship program, Abeer taught in SABIS as an elementary Math and Science teacher. Abeer is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Curriculum Design at the University of Balamand benefiting from the scholarship offered to her by Teach For Lebanon. Abeer has participated in an International workshop by Teach For All in New Delhi in 2013. Her passion for Education and beliefs of elimination of educational inequality drove her to re-apply to Teach For Lebanon as an Education Manager. Her aim is to be part of reducing the educational inequality around the world through the organization’s goal. Abeer has participated in two International workshops by Teach For All, New Delhi in 2013 and Mexico in 2016.

Mohsen El Husseini

Regional Recruiter & Selector


Mohsen El Husseini is academically qualified Microbiology and Immunology graduate from American University of Beirut and Biological Sciences from Lebanese University, and Several Certificates in English language from US Embassy and other certificates from Lebanese Red Cross. Mohsen delivers with great enthusiasm. He has wide exposure to diversified nationalities through his work and training with Red Cross all over Lebanon. As a person from this region, bought up in the Gulf mainly UAE, this gives a competitive edge in terms of having the comprehensive understanding of local and international cultures combined with the capability to develop and deliver results in the field of training and teaching different levels. As a Teach For Lebanon previous fellow, Mohsen taught in Rachaya and Sour, his experience was rewarding on both personal and professional levels.

Sandy Fahed

Human Resources Manager

Sandy Fahed a Haigazian University graduate in Human Resources Management. During her studies, she had the chance to enroll in a series of Leadership and Personal & Professional Development workshops. Also, with a group of students, she was able to start a social enterprise called SLINGSHOTS that aims for promoting understanding, openness, and acceptance among youth with different backgrounds; all in a two-year Social Entrepreneurship Program. Her growing passion to serve and give back to her community lead her to serve on the Youth Advisory Council hosted by the US Embassy in Lebanon over the year of 2016-2017. In addition to that, Sandy is currently one of the Lebanese State Alumni Community (LSAC) National Board members. LSAC is a Lebanese non-profit, non-governmental social and cultural organization that seeks to empower the cultural, educational, professional and academic relations between Lebanon and the US while ensuring a dynamic and interactive networking experience for all its members. Sandy started her career at TFL as a Regional Recruiter & Selector, and now she is leading on the Human Resources Department.

Anny Moufarrej

Alumni & Logistics Coordinator

Anny Moufarrej graduated with a BS degree in Economics from the University of Balamand in 2013. Her volunteering experience with the Lebanese Red Cross Youth department boosted her enthusiasm and made her join Teach For Lebanon. She taught for two consecutive years in Ecole Sainte Famille des Soeurs Maronites in Ibrine. She is currently benefiting from TFL’s scholarship by pursuing her MS degree in Financial Economics, while leading the Alumni department at TFL.

Caroline Wakil

Education Mentor

Caroline Wakil graduated with a BA in psychology from the Lebanese University in 2004. She has taught students with different learning abilities.Throughout her 12 years of teaching in Lebanon, Kuwait and Abu Dhabishe took British Council online courses and attended many workshops and seminars related to education, psychology and special education. She is the holder of a "Diploma for Coordinators and Division Heads" from Haigazian University. She held the position of Head of Academic Support Division in a private school in Beirut for two years. 

Agnès Khorassandjian

Marketing & Communications Manager

Agnès Khorassandjian is a Marketing Communications expert specialized in luxury products, with a proven track record in both the world of high end fashion and advertising. She has joined the Teach For Lebanon team as a Marketing Communications Manager in Fall 2017, very eager to work with people who are motivated to give back in the field of education. She holds a Master’s degrees in Advertising from the Lebanese Fine Arts Academy (ALBA/Balamand) and a Luxury Marketing Communication & Management Master’s degree from SUP de PUB (INSEEC) in Paris.

Where We Work

Antelias Public School

Mount Lebanon- Antelias
Florida

Number of fellows: 1

students: 600

refugees: 600

"Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”

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