| Sarah Quinn, Director |
Sarah is the Director of the American School Language Institute. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Georgia in Art History and Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree from Harvard University in Education. Prior to joining ASLI, Sarah taught English in rural Morocco as a United States Peace Corps volunteer. She has several years of experience working as a museum educator, designing educational programs and materials for a variety of audiences at the Georgia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Harvard Art Museums. Sarah currently resides in Fes with her husband, the math instructor for the middle and high school students at American School of Fes.
| Sanae Amor |
Sanae is enthusiastic about teaching. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in General Engineering, Networks Communications specialty from Al Akhawayyn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Before joining the American School Language Institute, she taught holders of the Baccalauréat degree, and she also served as the representative of the project “e - FES / e – GOV” for Fes’s Registry Offices. She enjoys listening to music and discovering new technologies and new cultures.
| Ikram Aouinate |
Ikram is a recent graduate from the University of Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah in Fes. She studied in the Saiss Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences and received a Bachelor’s degree in English Studies with a focus on Literature. Currently, Ikram interns at the American School of Fes during the day and assists with a Petit-level class in the evenings.
| Salim Madani Benjelloun |
Salim is an English teacher who has been working at the Language Institute since 2015. He has recently started teaching Arabic to the 6th and 7th grades at the American School of Fes and is excited to share his knowledge and experience with his new students. In his free time, Salim enjoys playing music, swimming, and reading books in Arabic and English.
| Khalid Bourrouk |
Khalid Bourrouk is passionate about the world of Academia. He was invited to sit on panels to give presentations at several conferences in Morocco. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Linguistics from Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (Fes, Morocco) as well as a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from Moulay Smail University (Meknes, Morocco). Currently, he is writing his PhD proposal on Public Relations. Before joining City Language School at Amicitia, he was tutoring University students helping them understand complex concepts in Cultural Studies, Media Studies, and Cross-Cultural Studies. He enjoys reading and watching documentaries in his free time
| Malika El Idrissi |
Malika has an extensive background as both an English language learner and teacher. She graduated from the American School of Tangier in 1980. At the University of Fes, Malika earned her Bachelor’s degrees in English Literature, French Literature, and Moroccan History. Since the early 1990s, Malika has been teaching a variety of subjects at both Moroccan and American schools. She is currently a middle school instructor at the Amicitia American School of Fes, where she teaches English, History, and Moroccan history to students.
| Lamyae Elkahri|
Lamyae is a high school teacher of English. She received her B.A in English studies in 2008 and subsequently moved to Rabat, where she completed a one year of psycho-pedagogical training at l'Ecole Normale Superieure. She has worked as an EFL teacher for almost a decade both at private and public schools. Lamyae believes that an EFL classroom is an interactive space where learners, in addition to using the language fluidly, should grow personally. In her spare time, Lamyae loves to leisure read and listen to classical music.
| Hafida Elkatrani|
Hafida is a native of Fes who lived for many years in Orlando, Florida. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from Fes – Saiss University and is certified in both TKT Module 1 and 3. Hafida has worked in several private schools in both Fes and in Orlando as an English instructor. She is currently employed during the day at the newly-opened Magellan School of Fes. .
| Zakia Elyoubi |
Zakia fell in love with English in her last year of secondary school. After graduating from high school and getting her Baccalaureate in Life and Earth Sciences, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in English literature. In 2013, Zakia completed the TKT1 and TKT2 courses through the British Council. She has done volunteer work teaching English to both children and adults and also has experience teaching English to high school students in Turkey. In her free time, Zakia works with an organization that she started called Friends of Fez Orphans and is a storyteller at Café Clock Fes.
| Melanie Gulino|
Melanie attended the University at Buffalo in New York for her undergraduate studies in Speech Pathology. Afterwards, she studied Elementary Education with a specialization in teaching students who are deaf and hard of hearing at the Teachers College of Columbia University. While working on her M.Ed., Melanie was part-time 3rd grade elementary teacher. She moved to Bangkok, Thailand upon graduation and worked as an English language teacher to kindergarteners. In her free time, Melanie enjoys traveling, reading, running, and baking. She is a scuba diving instructor and loves to explore the open ocean as much as she can.
| Samia Hmimid |
Samia has been teaching English for several years, beginning with a tutoring position while she was studying in university. She is now in her second year teaching with the Language Institute. Samia is an active member of the Community Service Club in ALC-ALIF (American Language Center – Arabic Language Institute in Fez) and has demonstrated leadership abilities in different activities and local community-oriented programs. She frequently assists with a variety of other activities through the center, including leading student groups who are studying abroad in Fes.
| Driss Laayadi|
Driss is a high school teacher of English. In 2008, he graduated from L' Ecole Normale Supérieure in Rabat, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in psycho-pedagogical secondary level teaching. Driss currently teaches Technical English (Business English - English for Computer Science and Engineering) at L' Ecole Supérieure de Technologie in Fes. He holds a Master's degree in Multilingual Specialized Translation (USMBA), and he has recently set out to fulfill his PhD project on "Critical Reproduction Theory inherent in the Moroccan Academic Discourse.” He was an assistant to United States Peace Corps volunteers in the province of Boulmane from 2010-2012, during which time he offered Moroccan dialectal Arabic courses, and co-led several cross-cultural workshops. In his spare time, Driss enjoys listening to music, watching thrillers, and going out jogging.
| Nadia Machkour|
Nadia recently obtained her Bachelor’s degree in English studies and Literature at the faculty of letters and human sciences. After graduation, she joined The American School of Fes as an intern in September 2016. Nadia loves to play sports, being around kids and enjoys helping others.
| Anne Saunders |
comes to Morocco by way of Benin (a tiny country in West Africa) where she was a Peace Corps Volunteer teaching English. Having cut her teeth in West African public schools, Anne continues to spread the student-centered, creativity-heavy teaching methods of the Peace Corps to Moroccan students of all ages. She originally hails from Athens, GA and has a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from Marlboro College. Her last home in America was New York City.