Meet

Our Teachers & Staff

The Heart of our school

Our teachers are experienced, love working with children, knowledgeable about their subject area, and undergo a thorough background investigation to ensure your child is in great hands! 

Hakima Elamiri

Hakima Elamiri

Founder & Program Director

More About Ms. Hakima

Ms. Hakima has an MBA, a B.A. in Business Administration, and an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is certified in: Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHA Diagnosis & Treatment, Developing Healthy Habits in Young Children, Infant & Toddler Development, and Ages & Stages of Development for Infants & Toddlers. Currently, she is working towards her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and expects to finish in 2020.

Farah Suleiman Alany

Farah Suleiman Alany

Lead Teacher: Blossoms

More About Ms. Farah

Ms. Farah has a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education and received specialized training in Phonics Instruction, the KWL Technique, Visual Tools for Teaching Young Children, and Children & Technology. She has organized a number of special learning events  re Adapting Teaching for Children with Special Needs. She has received numerous teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year 2009 and 2010, and Best Teacher for Achieving Curriculum Goals.  

Khadija Touloub

Khadija Touloub

Assistant Teacher: Birds

More About Ms. Khadija

Ms. Khadija is a creative, fun, and dedicated teacher. She came to us from Morocco and is fluent in Arabic, French, and English. She has a B.A. degree and worked as a teacher's assistant for several years. She focuses on the strengths and developmental opportunities of each of her students, working to meet the unique learning needs of all her pupils.

Mehtap Erol

Mehtap Erol

Lead Teacher: Seeds

More About Ms. Mehtap

Ms. Mehtap  is from Turkey and speaks Turkish English, and basic German. She always comes up with fun and innovative ideas for projects in our 2.5 year old class and implements them with great patience and skill. Previously she worked as a teacher in the German Embassy of Turkey. She has two certificates in Early Childhood Education and a Social Services Certificate working with youth. She brings a wealth of experience to our center working with children in different capacities.

Nadia Khettab

Nadia Khettab

Lead Teacher: Birds

More About Ms. Nadia

Ms. Nadia is from Morocco and teaches our two year olds. She loves working with children! She has many years of experience in early childhood development and teaching, and speaks three languages: English, Arabic, and French. She studied Biology in college and has an additional  certification in nurse assistant. She enjoys preparing students for their academic career and watching them learn and grow.

Soukina Ounejma

Soukina Ounejma

Operations Manager

More About Ms. Soukina

Soukina oversees our school operations and various programs at COTW. She has extensive experience with customer service and a certificate in Accounting. She previously worked as in the public school system. She is from Morocco and speaks fluent Arabic, French, and English.

Hadeya Torbi

Hadeya Torbi

Lead Teacher: Blossoms & Flowers classes

More About Ms. Hadeya

Ms. Hadeya is from Libya and originally  graduated with a B.A. degree in Mining Engineering before switching careers to become a Teacher. Ms. Hadeya has been teaching now for five years and loves working with children. She teaches Arabic to our four and five year olds. She has completed numerous workshops with Fairfax County and others community-based for Early Childhood Education. She is certified in Nourania and Tajweed. 

Bouchra Ettahir

Bouchra Ettahir

Lead Teacher: K-12

More About Ms. Bouchra

Ms. Bouchra is originally from Morocco and teaches our K-12 students. She graduated with a B.A. degree in English and previously worked as an English/French and English/Arabic interpreter. This is her second year teaching. 

Ibtissam Lfarh

Ibtissam Lfarh

Lead Teacher: K-12

More About Ms. Ibtissam

Ms. Ibtissam teaches our K-12 students. She holds a B.A. in English Literature and is currently working on her Masters Degree in Education. She has been teaching for five years. She previously worked as an English/Arabic Interpreter and an Arabic tutor. She is originally from Morocco and speaks fluent English, French and Arabic.

Karima Hamdani

Karima Hamdani

Lead Teacher: Sprouts Classroom

More About Ms. Karima

Ms. Karima teaches our 3 year olds. She has been teaching for four years years and is currently working on her Masters Degree. She has an Associates Degree in Childhood Development and a B.A. in Translation. 

Hayat Belattaria

Hayat Belattaria

Lead Teacher: Blossoms & Flowers

More About Ms. Hayat

Ms. Hayat is from Morocco and teaches Arabic to our 4 and 5 year olds. She has a B.A. degree in Arabic and taught for 10 years before joining us. 

Kathy Ferrufino

Kathy Ferrufino

Lead Teacher: Blossoms & Flowers

More About Ms. Kathy

Ms. Kathy teaches our 4 and 5 year olds and is originally from Bolivia. She has an Associates Degree from NOVA and is finishing up her B.A. from Strayer University. She previously worked as a Spanish/English translator and also in an after-school program called "Mad Science" teaching science through hands-on lab experiments. 

Sara Suliman

Sara Suliman

Assistant Teacher: Sprouts Classroom

More about Ms. Suliman

Ms. Suliman is from Sudan and has a High Diploma (equivalent to Associates Degree) in Information Technology. She previously lived in Abu Dhabi and has been working in child care for two years since moving to Virginia. 

Sara Sadaoui

Sara Sadaoui

Aide

More About Ms. Sara

Ms. Sara is from Morocco and keeps everyone organized by assisting with mealtimes, cleanup, and diaper duty. 

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Get In Touch

Location: 4451 Brookfield Corporate Dr.,
Suite# 201, Chantilly, VA 20151

Telephone: (703) 956-6266 or (703) 283-9553

Email: administration@cotwschool.com

School Hours:
M-F: 7am - 7pm
Sun: 10am - 3pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

All children are welcome at Children of the World. Our Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, sex, color, creed, or national origin.