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    Name: Ridha Ben Zhani
    Email: rhbenzhani@bcps.k12.md.us
    Phone: 410-426-3650

    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and introduce myself as your child’s new teacher for the 3rd Grade French Immersion. My name is Ridha Ben Zhani, I am originally from Tunisia where I finished my higher education and got my degree in English Language and Literature. In 2000 I moved to the United States and went through different types of jobs from a Personal Banker at Bank of America to a French and Arabic interpreter at Baltimore International Rescue Committee. Because I believe that education is the key to change the world, I went back to school and graduated from Towson University. I joined Baltimore International Academy during 2015-16 school year as a substitute teacher, and now I am so proud to be a member of the BIA Professional Team and I will do my best to help your child have an excellent school year full of success and achievements. I speak and write three languages fluently (Arabic, French, and English) this makes me believe that learning a different language is a priority in the Globalization Era and that we “should never stop learning because life never stops teaching.”

                I am looking forward to an engaging and a wonderful school year! If at any time throughout the year you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. You can send me an email, a note in your child’s folder or leave a message by calling the school. All of my contact information is listed below.

    Thank you so much for your anticipated support and cooperation.


     Ben Zhani