Prior to Zaytuna College
She taught Arabic to elementary and middle school students at Granada Islamic school for ten years. During this time, she acquired the Clear Multiple and Single Subject (Arabic) Teaching Credentials and a Masters of Education in Best Practices and Differentiated Instructions. She has taught elementary and intermediate Arabic at San Jose State University, San Jose City College, the University of California Berkeley, and The Nueva High School.
In addition to teaching, Nawal has participated for ten years in the STARTALK Building Leadership in the Arabic Language Teaching Community workshops and has been a co-teacher in the same program for the past five years. She has been training Arabic teachers nationwide in the STARTALK workshops for the past ten years and has served on the task force of the Initiative for Model Professional Activities Capacity-Building for Teachers of Foreign Languages (IMPACTFL); a project of California Foreign Language Project (CFLP) at Stanford University.
Education: B.A. in English Literature from Kuwait University, Masters in Best Practices and Differentiated Instructions.