Dr. Shadin Belal 

    Email:  belalsha@orange.k12.nj.us

    Phone Number:  973.677.4135 Ext. 5632

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    Thank you for visiting my page! It's an honor to be back in my home district to serve our families and students. At Orange Preparatory Academy, students are going to gain access to the best instructional, emotional, and social support possible. My role will be to support our staff and students in a variety of areas. I will be working closely with our English Language Arts and English as a Second Language teachers to make sure our students are exposed to the best learning practices. Our department has a rigorous college and career readiness curriculum in place to which I'm certain will prepare our young scholars for their post-graduation plans. 

    I believe in inquiry-based learning. Our students lead the instruction and our teachers play the role of facilitator. Despite the challenges, I think our children have what it takes to become successful in all their future endeavors. As a first generation child of immigrant parents, I struggled to grasp a new language and acclimate to a new culture. I take comfort in knowing that the Orange School District has put many supports in place to ensure a smooth transition for our English Learners. I'm passionate about learning and growing professionally. It was Nelson Mandela who said, "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world."

    I hope you collaborate with us to make education a priority in your child's life.