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Administration

Farah Naz

Principal

Qualifications:

Double Masters in Education. Certified in: Daycare Director Credentials, Montessori, Early Childhood - Gr 4 Generalist, Middle School ELA & Reading, EC - 12 ESL, Teacher Appraisal System, & Instructional Leadership.

Professional Philosophy:

As an Educational Leader, I strive to lead through example. I seek to establish a safe, academically rigorous, and collaborative learning environment in which Islamic values run at the core of all programs and student learning outcomes exceed expectations.

Sheereen Sayeed

Vice Principal - Early Childhood & Elementary School

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies - Elementary/Secondary Education, Certified in 4-8 Generalist and Gifted/Talented, 12+ years of teaching and school administration experience

Professional Philosophy:

T.E.A.M- Together, everyone achieves more.

Aneela Malik

Finance Manager

Qualifications:

Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting, 20+ years of accounting and administration experience.

Professional Philosophy:

Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: "Whoever relieves a Muslim of a burden from the burdens of the world, Allah will relieve him of a burden from the burdens on the Day of Judgement."

Naureen Kamdar Mohammed

Vice Principal - Middle & High School

Qualifications:

Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 7 years of teaching and school administration experience.

Professional Philosophy:

If teachers stop learning, so do their students.

Rasha Afifi

Religious Studies Coordinator & Admissions/Accounts

Qualifications:

Bachelors in Business Administration and Accounting. 20 years of experience in the business industry. 4 years experience with Everest Academy.

Professional Philosophy:

"Be the reason someone smiles"

Ronia Alaoui

Events & Marketing

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Sakinah Webber

Front Office Manager

Qualifications:

Associates in Early Child Development and Art History, both with honors. 8+ years of teaching and school administration experience.

Professional Philosophy:

See a need, fill a need.

Syeda Rafia Faseeh

Certified Life Coach

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Sumaira Ahmad

Operations and Inventory

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Summaya Dribika

IT And Administrative Support

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Business Administration, 2 years teaching experience and 7 years administrative experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds."

Prekindergarten

Maha Jurri

Pre-Kindergarten A

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Heba Shraideh

Pre-Kindergarten A

Qualifications:

Associates in Art, currently majoring in Psychology.

Professional Philosophy:

"Education is the mother of leadership."

Safa Aljbor

Pre-Kindergarten B

Qualifications:

Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Certified in Montessori Teaching 3-6 years, 15 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"The education of even a small child, therefore, does not aim at preparing him for school, but for life". - Maria Montessori

Zohra Graske

Prekindergarten B

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences, 7 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

The most important thing in the classroom is the student-teacher relationship.

Developmental Kindergarten

Zeenat Muhammad

Developmental Kindergarten A

Qualifications:

Certified in CDA (Child Development Associates), and 15 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world."

Ayesha Ismail

Developmental Kindergarten A

Qualifications:

Masters in Political Science, Bachelors of Science in Dentistry. 2 years of teaching experience.1 year of Administrative assistant experience.

Professional Philosophy:

Today is the day to learn something new.

Houda Karim

Developmental Kindergarten B

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Economics, 8 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

All students are unique and need a teacher that caters to their individual needs in a safe and stimulating environment.

Rehab Abokaram

Developmental Kindergarten B

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Kindergarten

Ayesha Hasan

Kindergarten A

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education & Educational Science, Certified in Teaching students with Learning Disabilities, 13+ years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." - Aristotle.

Khaleelah Folson

Kindergarten B

Qualifications:

Certified in CDA, and 20+ years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." -Aristotle

Erum Haseeb

Kindergarten A TA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Tala Alchikhali

Kindergarten B TA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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First Grade

Ashaela Fatimah Moore

Grade 1 ELA & Social Studies

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Communications, 11 years teaching experience

Professional Philosophy:

Don’t worry, just pray!

Sabina Rasheed

Grade 1 TA

Qualifications:

GED, 4 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

With Allah by my side, nothing is impossible!

Ayesha Sufi

Grade 1 Math and Science

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Second Grade

Nausheer Haleema

Grade 2 ELA & Social Studies

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, 2 years teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together."

Sadaf Burney

Grade 2 Math & Science

Qualifications:

Masters in English Literature, Certified in EC-6 Generalist and ESL, 10 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship"

Zaina Serajaldin

Grade 2 TA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Third Grade

Saleha Usman

Grade 3 ELA & Social Studies

Qualifications:

Masters in Business Administration, Montessori Primary Certification, EC-6 (in progress), and 6 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

I will utilize my qualities and skills to build a positive community of learners in the elementary school environment.

Unaiza Ali

Grade 3 Math & Science

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Development & Economics, Certified in Mathematics Grades 4-8, 4 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"Tell me and I'll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

Muna Chaudhry

3rd Grade TA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Fourth Grade

Naadirah Lovelace

Grade 4 ELA & SS

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Mahdiyah Obaid

Grade 4 Math & Science

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Raana Khan

6th Grade Science Teacher, 4th Grade TA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Fifth Grade

Mirvat Hwalla

Grade 5 Math, Science, Social Studies

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Certified in Grades 4-8 Math, 25 years of teaching experience

Professional Philosophy:

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."

Sarah Tarakji

5th Grade TA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Nour Bozo

Grade 5 ELA & Social Studies

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Middle & High School

Shahinda Abdalrahman

Middle & High School Science

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with specialization in Clinical Analysis, Certified in Life Science Grades 7-12, 9 years of teaching experience and 3 years of pharmaceutical business experience.

Professional Philosophy:

To educate kids, you must first capture their hearts!

Sadiq Khwaja

Middle & High School Social Studies

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 3 years teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

Purpose-based learning: Focusing on learning as thinking, feeling, and doing.

Moniza Hasan

Middle & High School Science

Qualifications:

Masters in Mass Communication, Certified in Mathematics Grades 5-12, 20+ years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

My motto is to touch my students' hearts before I touch their minds. With an open heart, learning becomes second nature.

Melissa Tauheed

Middle School ELA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Basma Sawalha

Grade 6 Homeroom, Middle & High School Math

Qualifications:

Bachelors in Math, 5+ years of teaching experience with Everest Academy.

Professional Philosophy:

"A GREAT TEACHER, Takes a Hand, Opens a Mind, and touches a Heart."
"The Secret in education lies in respecting the students "

Raana Khan

6th Grade Science Teacher, 4th Grade TA

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Sabiha Baakza

Grade 9 ELA, 6-8 ELA

Qualifications:

Masters of Education, Bachelor of Arts in Education, 35+ years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

Education is never ending. Each day we learn something new.

Arabic & Quran

Safia Sairi

Grades PK-DK Arabic & Islamic Studies

Qualifications:

Bachelor in Islamic Studies (in progress), Associates in Business Administration, 14 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

Engaging hearts, equipping minds.

Habiba Bayoumy

Grades PK-DK Quran

Qualifications:

Certified in Qaeedah Nooraniyah, Bachelor of Arts.

Professional Philosophy:

Learn today, lead tomorrow.

Najat Bardaweel

Arabic & Quran

Qualifications:

Associates in Psychology. 10+ years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"He who is diligent finds success in what he is aiming for. And he who plants this seed reaps and walks the path to his destination."

Azizah Juma

Grades K-3 Arabic & Quran

Qualifications:

Bachelors in Arabic and English, Ijaazah in Quran (Riwayah Hafz), Served as a teacher for 7 years in Jordan and in Kuwait 2 years. Taught at Tajweed institute for 2 years and have 3 years of teaching experience with Everest Academy.

Professional Philosophy:

Identify my religion and be a tool to help people understand the Quran and pronounce the correct way.

Dalila Fenni

Grades K-3 Arabic & Quran

Qualifications:

Bachelors in International Commerce, Bachelors in Computer Management, Certified in Intensive English, 8 years teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

Patience and persistence pay off.

Basma Altekreeti

Grades 4-8 Arabic & Quran

Qualifications:

Bachelors in Sociology, Associates in Arabic, Certified in Nooraniyah,11 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"A different language is a different vision of life."

Abdalrahman Moustafa

Grades 4-8 Arabic & Quran

Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Hadith with 4 years of experience in teaching.

Professional Philosophy:

"I try to lighten my packages before arriving"

Bushra Al-Ani

Grades 4-8 Arabic & Quran

Qualifications:

16 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "The best among you are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it."

Marwa Alzuhairi

Arabic & Quran

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Asma Barakat

Grade 4-8 Arabic, Quran

Qualifications:

Bachelors in Translation, Ijazah in Hafdh Memorization, Certified in Islamic Studies.

Professional Philosophy:

"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself."

Islamic Studies

Bayan Tohmaz

K-3 Islamic Studies

Qualifications:

Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor of Arts in Islamic Studies (in progress), 12 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"The first step in knowledge is to listen, then to be quiet and attentive, then to preserve it, then to put it into practice and then to spread it."

Mufida Benbarka

Grade 4-8 Islamic Studies

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, ongoing Masters In Islamic Studies, 15 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

"Learn Islam the right way and make what you learn your way of life."

Art

Areen Alchikhali

Grades K-5

Qualifications:

Bachelors in Education, Licensed IB Teacher trained, Certified in child development, International Baccalaureate Global Language certified.

Professional Philosophy:

"Teach students well and let them lead the way"

Librarian, Character Education

Omar Mohiuddin

Librarian & Character Education

Qualifications:

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Professional Philosophy:

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Physical Education

Rochelle Jacobs

P E Coach, Girls

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science in Health Studies, Associates in Computer Networking Systems, 17 years of teaching experience.

Professional Philosophy:

Wellness is a lifestyle not an event. T.G.F.E. Thanking God for Everything.

Luqman Martin

P E Coach, Boys

Qualifications:

Certified Fitness Instructor, USSFD Soccer Coaching License, Arees Islamic Institute, 10+ years of experience coaching.

Professional Philosophy:

"We either win or we learn."

Security Officers

Jose Sagastizado

Security Officers

Oliver Oconer

Security Officers

ADVISORY PANEL

Name Position Email Address
Yemeen ur Rahman Advisory Panel Chair yrahman@everest-academy.com
Vajahat Yar Khan Advisory Panel Vice Chair vkhan@everest-academy.com
Aheed Mohiuddin Advisory Panel General Secretary amohiuddin@everest-academy.com
Ashraf Meghani Advisory Panel Treasurer ameghani@everest-academy.com
Farah Naz Principal farahn@everest-academy.com
Javed Malik ISGH South Zone Associate  Director ad.brandlane@isgh.org
Iman Itani PTO President everestptso@gmail.com