Dr. Mehdi Lazar joined EB in 2017. He is passionate about multilingual education, has broad international experience, and is a proud father of two EB students. Mehdi holds teaching and administrative credentials from the French Ministry of Education, a Bachelor’s degree in history, a Master’s degree in geopolitics, a post-graduate certificate in international relations, and a Doctoral degree in human geography from Panthéon-Sorbonne University.
After graduating from Teachers College, Mehdi started teaching in Paris. He soon joined the International School of Boston as an elementary and middle school teacher. While teaching in Boston, he started a PhD program and became the primary school pedagogical coordinator. He next served as an education inspector in France, where he fostered collaboration between teachers and strengthened his administrative skills. After a few years in Paris, Mehdi became principal of the West Valley campus and academic director for primary at the International School of Los Angeles, focusing particularly on bilingual education teaching strategies. He then joined Dallas International School and the Mission Laïque Française to be head of primary and project consultant for North America.
Mehdi is the author of six books and numerous articles in the fields of international education and geography of the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region. You can follow Mehdi and his musings on bilingualism and international education on Twitter at @obsbilinguisme