Founding Director Profile

Dr. Mary Sue Dahdah

- Over 65 years of teaching.
- Ed.D (Doctorate) in Educational Administration.
- Master's Degree in Elementary Education

                                                                   Dr. Mary Sue Dahdah
                                                         July 15, 1935 – September 24, 2023

                                                                           Rest in Peace

   Dr. Mary Sue (Milligan) Dahdah was born in Cutler, Illinois, USA, in 1935. She studied at Southern Illinois University, where she met Farid Dahdah, her future husband.

They were married in 1957, and Sue began her career as a teacher soon afterward in St. Louis, Missouri. They moved to Ramallah and then Amman in 1960, where she worked as a teacher and then principal of the American Community School (ACS) in Amman until 1978.

She co-founded Abdul Hamid Sharaf School in 1980 with Farid, after completing her Doctorate in Education, and was the director of the school until May 2023, completing a 66-year career as an educator.

 Sue will forever be remembered for her compassionate belief in education for every child, an open door for all, and for leading a school where children could be children. Sue’s legacy will live on in the students, staff, and families of Abdul Hamid Sharaf School for generations to come.

All who walked through this school were Sue’s family. Thank you for being a part of her legacy.