Dr. Linda Hamadeh joined Universal School in 1997. Dr. Hamadeh earned her Ed.D. in Education from Loyola University. She graduated from Northeastern Illinois University in May 1997 with High Honors and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Certification in Secondary Science Education grades 6-12. She began teaching middle school and high school science at Universal School in August 1997 until summer 2001, when she began working on her Master’s in Educational Leadership and Supervision. Mrs. Hamadeh received her M.Ed. Degree from St. Xavier University in 2003, and she returned to Universal School as a department chair and high school teacher. She has also been the official IJAS school sponsor since 2004.