Mr. Jamal ElRafih

Mr. ElRafih came to Canada in 1976. He attended Crescent Heights High School as an ESL student. He received his Bsc in Applied Mathematics from the University of Calgary. He also received his Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Calgary. He served Almadina as a mathematics teacher, a Vice Principal and Principal.

Mr. ElRafih is excited and honored to be selected as Superintendent of Schools. He is eagerly working with our dedicated board members, staff, and parents to provide an exceptional educational experience for Almadina students. He has  been very fortunate to have been part of the success as well as the challenges Almadina faced from 1996.  From the beginning, he has been involved as an educational advisor to the founding fathers of Almadina, also he worked as a Mathematics Teacher, Vice Principal and a Principal. He was also the AISI coordinator, some of the projects. He worked on included Literacy Strategies for the ESL Learner, Inquiry Based Math and Science, also Improving Language Acquisition through Fine Arts. 

His commitment and experience will help in creating a strong learning environment.  He continues to pursue my dream of moving Almadina forward, and helping the students reach their full potential. There is nothing more vital than guiding students down the right path and encouraging them to become responsible citizens.

Mr. ElRafih believes that:
* Every student has the right to an excellent education and the responsibility to develop their talents and abilities while learning to live peacefully, and respect others.
* Students are the future. Teaching them important values and helping them make the right decision is a priority.
* The learning environment at Almadina, is positive and caring, and thus, supports individual differences and provides all students with the opportunity to take risks in pursuit of excellence. 

Mr. ElRafih will:
* Strive to build strong relationships between the board, staff, students, families, and the community.
Challenge students to be the best that they can be and help them accept their strengths and differences and celebrate each other’s successes.
* Encourage students to see mistakes not as failures, but as essential parts of the learning process
* Encourage students to be accountable for their conduct and the development of positive relationships with others as well as to assume their rightful responsibilities as learners.
He believes in establishing strong relationships between home and school to ensure that our students’ circle of success is completed.

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