Anse Dr. Samar Chmseddin

Anse Dr. Samar Chmseddin began her education and teaching career in her native homeland of Lebanon, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Literature and began her teaching career. After relocating to the US, she received Master’s degrees in Arabic Literature and in Teaching and recently received a PhD in Leadership and Management in Education.

For the past 25 years she has taught Arabic in a variety of settings, including weekend programs, summer programs, full time private schools, and full-time charter schools, at Henry Ford Community College, and Johns Hopkins University. She has taught Arabic language to elementary, middle, and high school students as well as adults in Lebanon and the US.

She has also served on curriculum boards, creating and implementing Arabic curriculum materials designed for students learning Arabic as a second language. Dr. Samar has also studied a variety of Islamic Sciences subjects and holds an ijazah in tajwid of the Holy Quran. She volunteers as a Ribaat Tajwid teacher as well as teaching tajwid locally.