December 1, 2022 When we were in Math class in the third grade, one of my friends asked the teacher: “Why are we learning Math?” The teacher calmly said: “It
Author: Thana Jarjour
Thana Jarjour, who is currently serving as OESIS Language Placement Lead, has more than 20 years of teaching experience in independent schools. She has taught at Montrose Christian School, Christian School of York, StarTalk Summer programs, Center for Talented Youth (CTYonline), Johns Hopkins University, University of Wisconsin, and The United Nations. Throughout her career, Thana had several roles, including Arabic Language Teacher, Instructional Designer, Program Supervisor, Program Director, Proficiency Exams Developer, Teachers Trainer, and Arabic Language Consultant. Thana interviewed and trained tens of teachers throughout her career. She earned several excellence Awards including Leadership Excellence Award, and the Excellent Teacher Award CTY Johns Hopkins. Thana has been a keynote speaker on Understanding The Arabic Culture. She also presented at teachers' conferences, including American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Thana mentored new teachers through ACTF Mentoring Program. She was part of The ACTFL Teachers' Scholarship Committee. She is based in Pennsylvania.