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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.

Dahlia Rizk

Development Manager

Dahlia Rizk 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.

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"

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 Lebanon in 2012 as a mentor and trainer for Fellows. 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.

Mohsen El Husseini

Recruitment Manager

Mohsen El Husseini is an academically qualified Microbiology and Immunology graduate from the American University of Beirut and a Biological Sciences graduate from the Lebanese University. 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.

Manar Hammoud

Education Officer

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.

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. 

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