Rola Jaber joined the Department of Communication, Rhetoric and the Literary Arts (CRLA) at King’s Academy in 2007 as a teacher of English literature and of English Language and Composition (ELC). Born in Jordan, she earned her Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Jordan and her Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from California State University East Bay (CSUEB).
Prior to joining King's Academy, Ms. Jaber was an English instructor at the Modern American School in Amman. She has almost two decades of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in Jordan and the United States. In Jordan, she taught at language centers and at Zarqa College (a branch of Al-Balqa Applied University). In the United States, she taught advanced listening and speaking courses as well as writing classes at CSUEB.
In addition, Ms. Jaber was an ESL instructor at the Student Center for Academic Achievement at CSUEB. She has participated in many teacher training courses and seminars and has presented in CATESOL conferences in San Francisco. In 2016 and 2017, Ms. Jaber attended the annual conventions of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) where she co-presented sessions about introducing Arabic literature into American high school curriculums. She has also co-presented sessions entitled “Arabic literature in a global context” and “Reaching Every Student: Integrating a Variety of Reading and Writing Activities to Suit the Learner” at the Teacher Skills Forum at the Dead Sea in 2017 and 2018 respectively.