Our family set up roots in Larchmont when my husband was being transferred to New York and our two boys were three and one. I was born in Egypt and raised in France, attended graduate school in Michigan and have resided in Washington DC, Detroit, Birmingham, and Zurich with my husband. Although moving between countries and cultures was an adjustment, it enriched my life in countless ways and presented opportunities to join with and contribute to the communities where we lived. We chose Larchmont/Mamaroneck after a fellow expat said “you need to check out Larchmont/Mamaroneck. It’s the best place to raise your kids!” Both of my sons attended district schools starting in elementary school. Our oldest graduated from MHS last year and is attending the University of Michigan, and our youngest is a sophomore at MHS.
I was educated in bilingual schools and speak native Arabic and French. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the American University in Cairo and an MBA from the College of Business at Lawrence Technological University. Before becoming a full-time mom, I worked as an engineer in the construction industry where I developed strong analytical, communication and conflict resolution skills. I am particularly proud of the work I did on the General Motors headquarters renovation, at the time the largest construction project in the US, which required me to effectively resolve more than $100 million in change orders while maintaining a positive relationship between the owner and subcontractors thereby averting litigation and working towards a solution that benefited all.
In addition to my educational and work experiences, I gained practical experience through my ten years of PTA service and other community volunteer roles, including serving as a board member on the Friends of the Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Counseling Center and a member of the Village of Larchmont Traffic Committee. I have also had the rewarding experience of mentoring MHS women interested in pursuing STEM studies and careers.
In September 2021, I helped form PTC Hearts, a group that served as a bridge between PTA Council, social workers and the community to support our families impacted by Hurricane Ida. We established “just in time” services enabling district social workers’ to post needs for clothing, shoes and household items that were quickly filled and delivered directly to the appropriate school’s social worker.
My Ongoing Areas of Focus
Educational Excellence For All Students
Extracurricular Enrichment To Promote Student Engagement
Accessible and Informative Communication To Parents and Community Members
Fiscal Responsibility To Taxpayers