AHSS Director : Tarek Dahdah

Tarek Dahdah is the Director of Abdul Hamid Sharaf School. He has worked full time at AHSS since the Fall of 1988 with the exception of two years in Jordan’s Armed Forces from 1989 to 1991 and two years as a high school math teacher at the American School Foundation in Mexico City from 1999 to 2001. Tarek graduated from the University of Michigan in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He then graduated from Texas A&M University in 1988 with a Master of Science in Mechanical Education. In 2003, he graduated with a Masters of Arts in Secondary Education. 


“For me, the value of education is its power to teach acceptance and tolerance, and the sense of community and helping others.  A good education empowers children and allows them to teach themselves many things.  A good education also builds students’ self-confidence and enables them to make healthy decisions and to solve life’s challenges using the logic of reasoning.  Throughout my career, I’ve been a classroom teacher but I’ve also been an activities and trip planner/supervisor.  I believe strongly in giving children hands-on opportunities to do things.” – Tarek Dahdah