Ameer Kim El-Mallawany began his teaching career as a sophomore at Yale University by working as a college intern at University School's REACH Program for middle school boys that predominantly hail from Cleveland Metropolitan School District. He has since worked as a teacher and administrator in New Haven, Houston, the Bronx, Boston, Columbus, Los Angeles, and rural New Mexico. In 2010, Mr. Kim El-Mallawany founded Columbus International High School (now Columbus North International School) as the first new high school in the Columbus City Schools district in over a decade, establishing a leading program in the state's capital in terms of world languages, global studies, and partnerships with local organizations and postsecondary institutions. Mr. Kim El-Mallawany is also a graduate of Harvard University's Graduate School of Education, where he earned his Master's in School Leadership. He is thrilled to have come full circle to once again serve the city that raised him, and looks forward to building on the legacy built by the Campus International community over the last several years.
Molly Buckley-Marudas, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Adolescent & Young Adult English Education in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. At CSU, Dr. Buckley teaches Young Adult Literature, Inquiry-Based Instruction and Assessment for Adolescent & Young Adult English Instruction, and Content Area Literacy. Dr. Buckley received her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2012, her MA in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership Studies from Stanford University in 2006, and her BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross in 1999. During her doctoral studies, she worked extensively in a 10th grade Humanities class at a public high school in Philadelphia. As part of this work, Dr. Buckley conducted a two-year ethnographic study that followed 120 students to better understand adolescent literacy learning in this digital era. Prior to graduate studies, Dr. Buckley taught English and Social Studies in Washington, D.C. A native Clevelander, Dr. Buckley was happy to come home to join the CSU faculty in 2012. Currently, Dr. Buckley is involved in projects in the Cleveland area related to adolescent literacy, digital literacies, English Education, and critical inquiry. Dr. Buckley began working with the Campus International School Upper School Advisory Committee in Fall of 2016.