Faculty & Staff

New Horizon School, Irvine has only the most qualified and dedicated administration and faculty members that are devoted to helping students excel. They are equipped with the skills necessary to embrace the individual needs of students while creating a positive and interactive environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and being challenged. All New Horizon classroom teachers hold a valid teaching certificate, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in their specific areas of study. A third have also gone on to receive a Master’s Degree in their field.

  • 2016 Parenting OC Magazine’s Top 25 Teachers of Orange County – Patricia Van Deudekom
  • 2017 Parenting OC Magazine’s Top 25 Teachers of Orange County – Mona Hijazi
  • 2017 Klingenstein Fellowship at Teachers College, Columbia University – Dr. Dina Eletreby
  • 12 members or New Horizon’s faculty and staff have been part of the school for 10 years or more!
    • 16 years – Laila Duella, Patricia Van Deudekom, and Dr. Dina Eletreby
    • 15 years – Shadia Issa & Damima Habash
    • 14 years – Uzma Said
    • 13 years – Mariam Azizi
    • 12 years – Hanaa El-Ansary, Ola Aboul-Nasr, and Asra Farooqui
    • 11 years – Claudia Canello & Charles Dixon