Welcome ISLA’s New
Community Development Associate!
~John (Yahya) Van Rooy ~
ISLA is excited to introduce its newest member to the Leadership Team:
John (Yahya) Van Rooy is currently the academic coordinator for grades 4-12 at an international school in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has been in the field of education for the past 12 years, working in five countries: the USA, Colombia, Guatemala, India, and Saudi Arabia. His experience includes bilingual paraprofessional, lead teacher, assistant director, and academic coordinator.
Yahya earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and Spanish. He is currently completing a Master’s Degree in international education with a concentration in curriculum development and supervision. His research interests include Islamic pedagogy, reading motivation and engagement, and social justice education.
Please watch his 90-second intro to learn more about Yahya and his vision. We know you all will welcome him with open arms. Thank you for the support and dedication to ISLA. We are eager to see what the future holds!