Join us for the 22nd episode of Answering the Call with Noha Kolkailah! Noha is a teacher, community leader and founder of Peace Academy of the Sciences and Arts. The Peace Academy (PASA) fosters a culture to celebrate differences with enriching programs for children. The focus on self-awareness, global citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship allows students to learn how to build on each other’s strengths in ways that inspire creative innovation. We will talk about the PASA’s latest program “Opening Hearts and Minds to Creative Leadership & Advocacy”, upcoming programs, Noha’s participation on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for San Luis Obispo, and her advocacy for intercultural understanding.
About Noha Kolkailah
Noha Kolkailah was born in Cairo Egypt and raised in California. After starting a summer school in Hawaii at age sixteen, Noha decided to become a teacher. She attained a bachelor’s in Biochemistry, her teaching credentials, and a master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Cal Poly State University.
In 2015, Noha took on the role of Vice Principal at Mission College Prep Catholic High School and founded the Peace Academy of the Sciences and Arts shortly thereafter. With a group of diverse thinkers and a common goal of understanding the values that connect us humans, the Peace Academy fosters a culture to celebrate differences with enriching summer programs. The focus on self-awareness, global citizenship, social justice, and environmental stewardship allows students to learn how to build on each other’s strengths in ways that inspire creative innovation.
Noha was awarded the David Conn Diversity Advancement award by the Jewish Community Center. She received this award on behalf of SLO’s Muslim community, for leading the efforts put forth towards intercultural exchange with the 2017 “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” event attended by 800 people. In July of the last year, Noha was one of the six women honored by Congressman Salud Carbajal as a 2020 Congressional Woman of the Year. Currently, Noha is a teacher at San Luis Obispo High School and serves on the SLO Coastal School District’s Common Ground Task Force. She also served on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force for SLO to develop a set of recommendations for a more welcoming SLO community. After 900 hours of heartfelt collaboration with an amazing team, she is delighted to announce that SLO City Council unanimously approved these recommendations and committed to a more inclusive city.
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Topic: Answering the Call with Noha Kolkailah
Time: Mar 17, 2021 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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