Our team of experts endeavors to:
- Provide quality education in various languages (Arabic, English, & French) using appropriate approaches and strategies.
- Build on individual strengths.
- Address unique learning needs.
Samar Sahyoun is currently the Assistant Director at SKILD Center after a long journey in the educational field. She graduated from the American University of Beirut with a BA in the English Language at a Teaching Diploma in Special Education. She also earned a Diploma for Heads of Divisions and Coordinators at the Haigazian University and a Diploma in Pastoral Health Care from the St. Joseph University. She is currently pursuing her Masters’ degree in Educational Psychology- Tests and Measurements.
Mireille Abi Khalil
Mireille has a Master’s degree in special education from Al Kafaat University. She also holds certifications in project management, inspiring leadership, and teaching adult learners. Currently, Mireille is focusing on her consultancy degree for civil society organizations. She joined SKILD team in 2015.
Jenny Safi joined SKILD team in 2011. She has a BA in special education from Kafaat University and has finished her M2 in special education from Saint Joseph University.
Jennifer Noun joined our SKILD team in 2013. Jennifer graduated in 2011 from the AL Kafaat University with a degree in Special Education, and in 2013 from the Lebanese University with a degree in Psychology.
Zeina Farhat Bou Nader
Zeina Farhat Bou Nader works as an administrative assistant at SKILD center. Previously, Zeina worked as an accountant in IPT. She graduated in 2000 from the Lebanese University-Fanar with a degree in History.
Betty Maamari lately joined SKILD as a member of its support team. Betty acquired her BA degree in Management in 1998 from State University of New York. Becoming a mother of a Special Needs boy made her attend workshops related to Special Needs internationally and get certificates in Maxwell Leadership and John Louis “Good Enough Parenting”. She also started a Special Needs Ministry in a Christian community
Jocelyne Bou Nader
Jocelyne Bou Nader joined the SKILD team in 2018. She previously studied psychology at the Lebanese University and is currently pursuing a degree in theology at Saint Joseph University.
Rima Abboud joined SKILD team in the fall of 2017. Rima has a BA in Psychology, a Teaching Diploma in Special Education, and an MA in Clinical Psychology from the American University of Beirut.
Rudy Kanaan joined SKILD team in 2016. She has a BA in Clinical Psychology from the Notre Dame University (NDU).
Currently, Rudy is pursuing her MA at Notre Dame University (NDU)..
Lea Darido joined SKILD team at our partner schools in 2016. She graduated in 2016 from the Lebanese University with a degree in Psychology. Currently, Lea is pursuing her MA at the Lebanese University.
Samar El Khoury works as an educational psychologist at SKILD. She graduated in 2008 with a master’s degree in educational psychology from Sanit Joseph University, Currently, Samar is perusing her PhD in the same field.
Heidi Wheeler, PsyD
Dr. Wheeler is a clinical psychologist. She joined SKILD team in 2016 and is currently heading the diagnosis team. Upon earning a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Wheeler pursued her MA and PsyD from Azusa Pacific University with sub-specialties in family psychology and family forensic psychology. She is an active member of the Lebanese Psychological Association (LPA) and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Hana Azar, MD
Dr. Hana Azar was the first children psychiatrist in Lebanon. She graduated with a psychiatry degree from France in 1994. Ever since she has occupied remarkable positions in reputable hospitals in the country. Dr. Azar is on SKILD team on a part-time basis since 2011.
Jessica graduated from Saint Joseph University with a bachelor degree in speech therapy in 2018 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree. She joined SKILD team in 2018 serving at our partner schools.
Sandy has a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Saint Joseph University. She will soon be a certified Development and Exchange therapist at the end of fall 2018.Sandy joined the team in 2018 serving at BBS and at the center.
Christelle Maksoud graduated from the Lebanese University with a bachelor degree in speech therapy in 2012. Christelle joined the team in 2014 serving at our partner schools and at the center.
Hala Moussa graduated from the Lebanese University with a degree in psychomotor therapy in June 2016. She joined Skild team at our partner schools in 2017 helping in therapy sessions for students.
Lama Badawi graduated from the the Saint Joseph University with a Masters degree in Psychomotor therapy. Works at SKILD since 2015. Currently the lead of the Pcychomotor team and coordinated the workshops that are done by SKILD.
Yara is currently a special educator at SKILD. She graduated with a B.A. in Special Education from Notre Dame University Louaize (NDU). Currently, she is finalizing her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Notre Dame University -Louaze as well.
Rola Kalaaji joined SKILD center in 2012. She graduated with a B.A. from the Lebanese University in languages and communication in 2007. Currently, Rola works as a special educator at one of our partner schools.
Audrey Gibson joined our SKILD team as a Special Educator in 2015. Audrey has worked in the educational field for over 14 years focusing on children with Special Educational Needs. She originally is a trained Dental Nurse.
Maria Lahoud works as a Special Educator at SKILD center since 2011. She has graduated in 2009 from Odessa Pedagogical University (Ukraine) with a Master’s degree in Psychology and Education. In 2015 she earned her second Master’s degree from Wales University (UK) in theology.