"True leaders are not those who strive to be first but those who are first to strive and who give their all for the success of the team. True leaders are first to see the need, envision the plan, and empower the team for action. By the strength of the leader’s commitment, the power of the team is unleashed" (anonymous). Mr. Shalaby has been an educator for more than thirty years. He holds a BA and an MA in Language, Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Alexandria, an MS in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Tennessee, and an MA in Translation and Interpretation from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Mr. Shalaby has taught at a variety of schools including, Egyptian, Irish, French, and American. He was the Principal of Annoor Academy of Knoxville, Tennessee, for the duration of years 2002 to 2006. He also served as a mentor for international students interested in private education at the University of Tennessee. He then moved back to the greater Chicago land area to serve as an Associate Principal at the Islamic Foundation School (IFS).
During his tenure at Salam School, Mr. Shalaby lead the establishment of Salam High School, coordinated the school’s transition into two campuses and soon the third, steered the school’s accreditation by WRISA and AdvancED three times, mentored and successfully placed four administrators within the school, conducted professional development sessions for educators to improve their crafts, appeared as a consultant at many venues to assist other schools throughout the country and beyond its borders, proliferated the school course offerings and enhanced their quality (11 AP designations), and increased the student enrollment from 290 students in 2006 to almost 850 students presently. Mr. Shalaby’s philosophy of education is to create a threat-free environment that nurtures the education of the whole person. His interests involve reading, exercising, and dialoging.