Meet DeBakey’s Social

“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.”

For Mrs. Fairuz Elashi, it is all about building trust with everyone she works with. Be it with students, parents, faculty, or staff, the foundations of her work rely on the understanding that without trust, there will be no progress made.

“I am here to give, not to take,” said Mrs. Elashi when asked what she expected from the school when she started working here. She said that she aims for 4 things:

  1. Building trust
  2. Being available for all who need her
  3. Building a relationship
  4. Being a good impact in the long run.

“I sat in some of the classes at the school to test the waters. The students are brilliant, and the teachers are very good with them,” said Mrs. Elashi.

After completing her degree in psychology from Egypt. The Palestinian/Lebanese social worker wanted to pursue further education in her field of interest. Mrs. Elashi got a diploma in Educational Counseling, and another diploma in Family Counseling.

“It is interesting how I felt like I didn’t want to leave from some classes, because of how interesting the class dynamic was, from teaching, to student responses, to even the banter and interactions,” she added, while speaking about the school and talked about how she would like to be like an older sister to the teachers. After receiving her master’s degree focused on divorce and custody family affairs, as well as a diploma in communication and self-development, Mrs. Elashi hosted her own radio show focused on family affairs.

She has worked as a clinical psychologist in schools and organizations for over 15 years and worked in the family affairs field for over 25 years in the USA, Egypt, Lebanon, and Qatar.

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