Mr. Haytham Ghouriri, BOARD CHAIR

­Originally from Palestine, Haytham Ghouriri moved to Calgary in 1996 from Syria. Mr. Ghouriri and his wife have three beautiful children who attend Almadina Language Charter Academy. As an entrepreneur with a collection of diplomas from Business, Construction Project Management and lastly, Business Administration from the Devry Institute of Technology, Mr. Ghouriri has currently owned and operated a Construction/Transportation Business over the past three years. In the past, he has held various management positions with supply chain companies.

­Mr. Ghouriri was initially elected to Almadina Language Charter Academy’s Board of Directors in 2011 and thoroughly enjoys his continued work as a board member. Currently, Mr. Ghouriri remains heavily involved in community and charity work.

Elected to Board of Directors:  November 2011
Re-Elected to Board of Directors:  November 2014
Re-Elected to Board of Directors: November 2017

Mr. Mohamed Salih – DIRECTOR – CHAIR OF IL COMMITTEE 

With a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Winnipeg, Mohamed Salih has more than 6 years of work experience in the Oil and Gas sector as a Laboratory Analyst. As a firm believer in volunteerism and dedicated supporter of non-profit organizations, Mr. Salih has served a 4 year term as Executive Director of Sudan Human Rights Association in Uganda, 2 years as a Board member with the Alberta Global Council for Cooperation in Edmonton, and lastly 3 years as President of the Altamas for Peace and Development Association in Calgary.

­Mr. Salih joined the Almadina Language Charter Academy Board of Directors in December 2012 and currently leads the Facility and Relocation Committee.

Statement from Mohamed Salih:
­I am committed to working as a team with my colleagues to make Almadina Language Charter Academy an excellent place for students to learn with the priority of sustaining student performance and long-term facility planning and equipment.

Elected to Board of Directors:  November 2011
Re-Elected to Board of Directors:  November 2014

Re-Elected to Board of Directors: November 2017

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Mr. Samir Jalloul, DIRECTOR – CHAIR OF TRANSPORTATION

Samir Jalloul is originally from Zahle, Lebanon. He moved to Canada in 1986 as student who had a scholarship from the Hariri Foundations. Mr. Jalloul had a business Diploma from Assiniboin Community College, Brandon, MB. Mr.  Jalloul was involved in retail business who had worked for Walmart Canada as a Manager for almost ten years. As a Self-Employed who owned and managed a contracting company for the family and he also drive for Associated Cabs in Calgary, AB. Mr. Jalloul has been elected as a board member once before in 2011, he also was involved in a parents  school council at Almadina Society. He was elected again this term as a board Director and he is involved in transportation committee.

My Vision: As a parent for two children who are attending Almadina School would like to see a bright future for our children fulfill of courage, trust , and excellence. As a team working together , we can build and make success by unity and good communications. As we all know that Almadina has been always succeeded , and we will make sure to keep and maintain that success for the future.

Elected to Board of Directors:  November 2014

Re-Elected to Board of Directors: November 2017

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Mr. Abdal Aziz Houmsi – CHAIR OF FACILITIES COMMITTEE – CHAIR OF FINANCE 

I came to Canada in 2004 from Lebanon. I am married and have 3 beautiful girls. I studied as an electrician for 6 years in Lebanon while working. I finished my apprenticeship in Canada for 4 years and received my electrical licence. I became a member as a board member at Almadina in 2014/15.

I am dedicated to the school to make sure our students get the best of the best. We are striving to keep our students in the same environment till they reach university.

Elected to Board of Directors:  November 2014

Re-Elected to Board of Directors: November 2017

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Mr. Ammar Mahdi, DIRECTOR – IT COMMITTEE CHAIR

Email: amahdi@esl-almadina.com

Mr. Mahdi is originally from Yemen. He has been in Canada for 16 years. He is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Petroleum Engineering with Heriot-Watt University in UK. He Graduated in 2005 with Bachelors of Petroleum Engineering Technology from SAIT Polytechnic. He has 10 years of Canadian and international experience working as a Petroleum Engineering Specialist for companies like Statoil Canada Ltd., Nexen Inc. and mindset Technologies. He worked for over one year as a Resettlement Counselor with CCIS. He is currently working as a casual Language Interpreter with Calgary Board of Education. He was a member in Almadina Language Charter Academy School Council. He volunteers for Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) as a Community Engagement Lead in Calgary Chapter. He also volunteered with MAC as a Youth Mentor. He is a proud father of 5 kids.  He enjoys playing soccer, skiing and travelling.

Elected to Board of Directors: November 2017

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Mr. Muhamad Salman Mazhar, DIRECTOR- CHAIR OF THE SAFE SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Email: mmazhar@esl-almadina.com

Me. Mazhar has completed Master in Economics with Bachelors degree in Education from Pakistan. I have also completed Criminal Justice Honours Diploma from Calgary, Canada.

He has served almost 10 years in Education at various levels. He was responsible for school events and counselling with children and parents. He volunteered with Almadina Language Charter Academy (currently as a member of school council), Calgary Police. Feed a Need Calgary. He was working as an interpreter with the Immigration Service Calgary. He is an active worker in community programs and craft programs to bring diverse cultures together

Elected to Board of Directors: November 2017 ­

Mr. Osama Mehri, VICE CHAIR – CHAIR OF POLICY AND HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE

Email: omerhi@esl-almadina.com

Osama Merhi is a new board member. He was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone to Lebanese parents. He has lived in Canada for almost 40 years. He finished his education here in Canada. He attended school in London, Ont. and Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. He used to work at a car factory as a team leader and did quality control inspection for 15 years. He move to Calgary in 2009. He is married with two daughters and one son, his daughters go to Almadina  Charter  Academy. He is currently working at Borger Construction Ltd. as a pipe layer and former help.

Elected to Board of Directors: November 2017