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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.
Administrative Team
Hiba Al Jamal
Hiba Al Jamal Joined SKILD to lead the team in 2012. Hiba is currently finalizing…

Hiba Al Jamal

Director, Special Educator

Hiba Al Jamal Joined SKILD to lead the team in 2012. Hiba is currently finalizing her master’s in special education from BIOLA University – California.

Samar Sahyoun
Samar Sahyoun is currently the Assistant Director at SKILD Center after a long journey in…

Samar Sahyoun

Assistant Director, Special Educator

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.

Siham Fakhredine
Mireille Abi Khalil
Mireille has a Master’s degree in special education from Al Kafaat University. She also holds…

Mireille Abi Khalil

Projects Coordinator, Special Educator

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
Jenny Safi joined SKILD team in 2011. She has a BA in special education from…

Jenny Safi

Special Education Coordinator

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
Jennifer Noun joined our SKILD team in 2013.  Jennifer graduated in 2011 from the AL…

Jennifer Noun

Special Education Coordinator

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…

Zeina Farhat Bou Nader

Administrative Assistant

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
Betty Maamari lately joined SKILD as a member of its support team. Betty acquired her…

Betty Maamari

Administrative Assistant

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…

Jocelyne Bou Nader

Administrative Assistant

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.

Psychiatry & Psychology Department
Hana Azar, MD
Dr. Hana Azar was the first children psychiatrist in Lebanon. She graduated with a psychiatry…

Hana Azar, MD

Psychiatrist

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.

Heidi Wheeler, PsyD
Dr. Wheeler is a clinical psychologist. She joined SKILD team in 2016 and is currently…

Heidi Wheeler, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

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).

Samar Khoury
Samar El Khoury works as an educational psychologist at SKILD. She graduated in 2008 with…

Samar Khoury

Educational Psychologist

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.

Christiane Chiha
Christiane Chiha has a master degree in Clinical Psychology from USEK. Christiane joined SKILD team…

Christiane Chiha

Clinical Psychologist

Christiane Chiha has a master degree in Clinical Psychology from USEK. Christiane joined SKILD team in 2012.

Grace Kharrat
Grace Kharrat joined SKILD team in 2013. Grace has a BA in general psychology, a…

Grace Kharrat

Educational Psychologist

BA in Psychology, Professional Diploma, and Master’s in Educational Psychology.

Hana Schoucair
Hana Schoucair joined SKILD team in 2016 after receiving her educational psychology degree and her…

Hana Schoucair

Educational Psychologist

Hana Schoucair joined SKILD team in 2016 after receiving her educational psychology degree and her Teaching Diploma from Saint Joseph University.

Stephanie Srour
Stephanie has a Bachelor degree in Psychology, and a Master degree in Clinical Psychology.

Stephanie Srour

Clinical Psychologist

Stephanie has a Bachelor degree in Psychology, and a Master degree in Clinical Psychology.

Lea Darido
Lea Darido joined SKILD team at our partner schools in 2016. She graduated in 2016…

Lea Darido

Psychology Team

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.

Rudy Kanaan
Rudy Kanaan joined SKILD team in 2016. She has a BA in Clinical Psychology from…

Rudy Kanaan

Psychology Team

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)..

Maha Riachi
Maha Riachi Joined SKILD in 2018.

Maha Riachi

Psychology Team

Maha Riachi Joined SKILD in 2018.

Sonia Fares
BA in psychology and MA in educational psychology.

Sonia Fares

ABA Specialist, Psychologist

BA in psychology and MA in educational psychology.

Rima Abboud
Rima Abboud joined SKILD team in the fall of 2017. Rima has a BA in…

Rima Abboud

Clinical Psychologist

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.

Rose-marie Charbetji
Rosie joined SKILD in 2018. She has a BS in Biology from the University of…

Rose-marie Charbetji

Psychology Team

Rosie joined SKILD in 2018. She has a BS in Biology from the University of Haigazian. Currently she is pursuing her MA in Psychology at Haigazian University..

Mohamad Naamani
BA in psychology with a minor in English literature. MA in clinical psychology. Mohamad is…

Mohamad Naamani

Clinical Psychologist

BA in psychology with a minor in English literature. MA in clinical psychology. Mohamad is certified in administering the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).

Grace Nakhoul
Grace has MA in clinical psychology.

Grace Nakhoul

Psychologist

Grace has MA in clinical psychology.

Speech and Language Department
Nathalie Biban
Nathalie Biban graduated from Saint Joseph University with a BA in Speech Therapy in 2011.…

Nathalie Biban

Speech Therapist

Nathalie Biban graduated from Saint Joseph University with a BA in Speech Therapy in 2011. Nathalie joined SKILD center in 2011 and occupied many positions since then.

Christelle Maksoud
Christelle Maksoud graduated from the Lebanese University with a bachelor degree in speech therapy in…

Christelle Maksoud

Speech Therapist

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.

Lynn Chaar
Lynn Chaar graduated from Saint Joseph University with a bachelor degree in Speech therapy in…

Lynn Chaar

Speech Therapist

Lynn Chaar graduated from Saint Joseph University with a bachelor degree in Speech therapy in 2002. She joined SKILD team working at our partner schools in 2015.

Marwa El Hassbini
Marwa El Hassbibi joined SKILD team in 2018.

Marwa El Hassbini

Speech Therapist

Marwa El Hassbibi joined SKILD team in 2018.

Ruba Kiwan
Ruba Kiwan joined SKILD team in 2018.

Ruba Kiwan

Speech Therapist

Ruba Kiwan joined SKILD team in 2018.

Sandy Jomaa
BA and MA in speech therapy.

Sandy Jomaa

Speech Therapist

BA and MA in speech therapy.

Sandy Nouneh
Sandy has a Master’s degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Saint Joseph University. She…

Sandy Nouneh

Speech Therapist

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.

Joanne Reidy
Graduated from the Lebanese University with a Master 1 degree in Speech Therapy in 2017.…

Joanne Reidy

Speech Therapist

Graduated from the Lebanese University with a Master 1 degree in Speech Therapy in 2017. Joanne joined the team in 2018 serving at our partner schools.

Sirine Damaj
Sirine has a bachelor degree in Speech Therapy.

Sirine Damaj

Speech Therapist

Sirine has a bachelor degree in Speech Therapy.

Jessica Zougheib
Jessica graduated from Saint Joseph University with a bachelor degree in speech therapy in 2018…

Jessica Zougheib

Speech Therapist

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.

Stephanie Dawra
Stephanie has a Master degree in Speech Therapy.

Stephanie Dawra

Speech Therapist

Stephanie has a Master degree in Speech Therapy.

Psychomotor Department
Lama Badawi
Lama Badawi graduated from the the Saint Joseph University with a Masters degree in Psychomotor…

Lama Badawi

Psychomotor Therapist

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.

Sintia Abou Khalil
BA in music therapy, masters in psychomotricity and neuropsychology.

Sintia Abou Khalil

Psychomotor Therapist

BA in music therapy, masters in psychomotricity and neuropsychology.

Bathoul Zaiter
Bathoul Zaiter works as a psychomotor therapist with SKILD partner schools. She graduated in 2016…

Bathoul Zaiter

Psychomotor Therapist

Bathoul Zaiter works as a psychomotor therapist with SKILD partner schools. She graduated in 2016 from the Lebanese University with a degree in psychomotor therapy.

Hala Moussa
Hala Moussa graduated from the Lebanese University with a degree in psychomotor therapy in June…

Hala Moussa

Psychomotor Therapist

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.

Yara Abi Antoun
Yara has a degree in Psychomotor Therapy. She joined the team in 2018 serving at…

Yara Abi Antoun

Psychomotor Therapist

Yara has a degree in Psychomotor Therapy. She joined the team in 2018 serving at our partner schools

Reem Baydoun
Joined SKILD as a psychomotor therapist in 2018. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree…

Reem Baydoun

Psychomotor Therapist

Joined SKILD as a psychomotor therapist in 2018. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at USJ. Reem is assuring follow-up sessions at SKILD’s partner schools.

Special Education Department
Maria Lahoud
Maria Lahoud works as a Special Educator at SKILD center since 2011. She has graduated…

Maria Lahoud

Special Educator

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.

Audrey Gibson
Audrey Gibson joined our SKILD team as a Special Educator in 2015. Audrey has worked…

Audrey Gibson

Special Educator

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.

Roula Kalaaji
Rola Kalaaji joined SKILD center in 2012. She graduated with a B.A. from the Lebanese…

Roula Kalaaji

Special Educator

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.

Yara Nassar
Yara is currently a special educator at SKILD. She graduated with a B.A. in Special…

Yara Nassar

Special Educator

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.

Silina Kamel
Silina joined SKILD team in 2018.

Silina Kamel

Special Educator

Silina joined SKILD team in 2018.

Aya Bahsoun
Aya has a master degree in Special Education.

Aya Bahsoun

Special Educator

Aya has a master degree in Special Education.

Maria Manuelian
Graduated from the Lebanese American University with a B.A. in Psychology. She joined SKILD in…

Maria Manuelian

Special Educator

Graduated from the Lebanese American University with a B.A. in Psychology. She joined SKILD in 2018 as a Special Educator.

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