School Board

Fr. Mina Essak (Principal)

  • Graduated from the College of Engineering, Assiut University, Cairo in 1967 with a BA in Mechanical Engineering
  • Worked as a Designer and then a Mechanical Engineer with a variety of Consulting Firms
  • Joined the Federal Government in 1985, working for the Small Business Administration, then working for the U.S. Army until October 1991.
  • Ordained as a Priest in November 1991 serving the congregation of the Church of St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Troy, MI)
  • Elevated as Archpriest in 1999, supervising the spiritual service offered to about 450 families around the area






Fr. Mark Ibrahim (Priest)

  • Graduated from Wayne State University in 1998 with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Graduated from Wayne State University in 2004 with a MS in Computer Engineering
  • Graduated from Walsh College in 2008 with an MBA
  • Worked as a Network Security Consultant in various fortune 500 firms until 2012
  • Ordained as a Priest in July 2012 serving the congregation of the Church of St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Troy, MI)






Dr. Roushdy Henein (Member)

  • Graduated from the University of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt in 1955 with a BA in Social Science
  • Graduated from Ein Shames University in Cairo, Egypt in 1964 with a Special Diploma in Education-Psychology
  • Graduated from the University of Mansoura in Mansoura, Egypt in 1974 with MA in Educational Psychology
  • Graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI in 1978 with PhD in Educational Psychology
  • Psychologist and Counselor at The Arab American and Chaldean Council, Mental Health program in Detroit, Michigan from 1988-1996
  • School Psychologist in the Dearborn Public Schools from 1996 to the Present.






Mr. Reda Y. Megally (Secretary)

  • Graduated from Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt in 1975 with a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication
  • Work as an Insurance Agent with New York Life Insurance Co, since June 1982
  • Active member of St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Troy, MI  since 1979





Mrs. Nagwa Essak (Vice Principal)

  • Graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI in 1978 with a BA in Elementary Education with a Teaching Certificate
  • 4-C’s Oakland County in 2002 – Attended a series of seven classes on child development, administration, literacy, etc.
  • Vacation Bible School Founder & Director at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Troy, MI) from 1988-Present
  • Summer Program Director at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Troy, MI) from 1990-1995
  • Kids Camp Director at St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church (Troy, MI) from 1996-Present
  • Volunteer Preschool Teacher at St Mary Child Development Center (Troy, MI) from 2003-Present










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