Team

Program Director

Richard Cozzens has been teaching, assisting, or directing at the Arabic Summer Academy since 2008. He also teaches Arabic at Tufts University.

Assistant Director & Lead Teacher

Alaa Razeq has been teaching at STARTALK programs since 2010 and has been with the Arabic Summer Academy since 2015. She is the school-year Arabic language teacher at Charlestown High School.

Lead Teacher

James Soares has been teaching at the Arabic Summer Academy since 2013. He studied Arabic in Jordan and currently teaches English and literacy at Charlestown High School.

Administrative Director

Alex Kalamaroff has been working with the Arabic Summer Academy since 2009. He is the Director of Outreach and Development at Charlestown High School.