Nour Jandali is an Arabic language teacher at an International Baccalaureate high school in Tucson, Arizona. She was the first teacher to bring Arabic to public schools in the state of Arizona and now she holds the positions as a district lead-teacher in the area of Arabic Language.

Starting with only 17 students in 2007, she has grown her program to over 150 students per year. In 2008, Nour was awarded a partnership with the Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP) as well as Qatar Foundation International (QFI) to continue her work in expanding the breadth of Arabic language learning across Tucson and the state of Arizona. Both FLAP and QFI have rewarded her program with substantial funding to continue their success.

Furthermore, Nour works with the US State Department’s Critical Language Initiative with the goal of bringing the Arabic Language and Culture to more students. For the past 12 years, Nour has worked extensively with the STARTALK teacher training program. Additionally, Nour is a member of both ACTFL and NATA k- 12.

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