Susan Ayari

Program Area Director, Education for Development Division


Publications_thumbnail_Susan-150x150 Susan came to Creative with 30 years of teaching experience from primary school to university. She has specific expertise in teaching early grade literacy and numeracy, and in developing and implementing interactive curriculum within a safe learning environment. She spent eight years working with USAID in Yemen and Jordan as a Senior Education Advisor and Office Director respectively. From 2013-2016, Susan served as Chief of Education for UNICEF Jordan where she built its then nascent education section critically needed because of the Syrian refugee influx in Jordan.

At Creative, Susan provides management support and oversight to its education programs worldwide. She supports thought leadership in the areas of social-emotional learning and education in emergencies and contributes to the division’s business development efforts. Susan has her master’s degree in TESOL education from the University of Massachusetts Boston and her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Boston University.

She served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Tunisia and spent 33 years living and working in North Africa and the Middle East. English is her native language, and she is fluent in French and proficient in Tunisian Arabic.

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