Michelle Timothy Al-Safadi is originally from Sandy, Utah. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic from the University of Utah and later received a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix. Ms. Al-Safadi lived in Germany for a year and a half and has also lived in Palestine, Jordan and Syria for short periods of time. She currently teaches Arabic at AMES. Aside from her international experiences, Ms. Al-Safadi enjoys hiking, camping, reading, cooking, and playing with her children who are one and a half years and four years old. She was the mentor teacher for Samir Gibrial at AMES.