Journeys To Belonging 

Ilene Winokur AlZaid, Ed.D.
About Me


Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid has lived in Kuwait for more than thirty-five years and retired in 2019 as Director of the Foundation Program Unit (Math and English) at Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST). She taught and was an administrator at the early childhood and elementary levels, in addition to teaching intensive English in private institutions in Kuwait for twenty-five years. She is currently blogging about her experience living in Kuwait and providing support to refugee teachers in a variety of locations around the world. Ilene’s podcast, Journeys to Belonging, features guests sharing how they feel they belong. Her new book, Journeys to Belonging: Pathways to Well-Being will be published in Fall 2021.


Ilene is a Wakelet and Buncee Ambassador. She also served on the leadership teams of ISTE Global Collaboration Network and TESOL International Refugee Concerns interest section (RCIS).

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Find out how Ilene can help you and your school start the Journey to Belonging and find your Pathway to Well-Being. 

Coming soon! Ilene will be offering courses on EduSpark including topics like Finding Self-Belonging and Pathways to Belonging and Well-Being. 

Just published!

Ilene's post about her new book for @EduMatchBooks