Ms. Nadia Saleh
Permanent Substitute Teacher
Nadia Saleh has a genuine passion for mentoring and educating children. She was a peer mentor throughout grammar school and then worked with the National Honor Society to tutor high schoolers with special needs. Nadia has been a sincere, enthusiastic educator for a cumulative total of nearly seven years, acting as a mentor, coach and supplemental teacher to children and young adults of all different backgrounds.
These experiences sparked Nadia’s interest in education and prompted her passion for empowering those with special needs. It has nourished her appreciation for working with students with a myriad of needs, capabilities, and learning styles.
Most recently, Nadia worked as an English Language Arts teacher in New Jersey for the 4th and 5th grade. She greatly enjoyed crafting interdisciplinary projects for her students and watching their enthusiasm and curiosity bring the material to life, especially when the students wrote and performed several short plays. Nadia loved relating the curriculum to current events and culture, and watching the children learn and grow not only as students, but also as informed citizens.
Nadia graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature and a minor in Philosophy. While there, Nadia immersed herself in seminars, psychology and art history courses. She worked as a writing tutor for four years earning a Certification with Plangere Writing Center. There she worked individually with students teaching them how to effectively analyze a text, develop a thesis and argument, and organize their essays. Nadia also corresponded with professors on a weekly basis to inform them of students’ progress.
During this time, Nadia additionally worked for the National Center for Learning Disabilities, collaborating with families and schools on their scholarship efforts. She spent her free time organizing and volunteering for Best Buddies, Autism Awareness, and Foundation for the International Medical Relief for Children (FIRMC).
Nadia truly believes in the following words of John Steinbeck’s, “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.” She is looking forward to working at School in the Square and learning the art of being a teacher with such a unique, supportive school and community as her guide. She will do her very best to service all students she has the privilege of interacting with.