This is my 30th year in education. I began my career in Iowa as an English and Journalism teacher. In Loudoun County, I taught at Broad Run High School for one year and have been at Freedom since it first opened in 2005. At Freedom, I have served as an English teacher, the English department chair, the testing coordinator and now as an AP since 2014.
I graduated from the American High School in Kuwait, attended college in Beirut, Lebanon for one year, and then came to the University of Iowa. I earned bachelor’s degree in English and journalism and a master’s in journalism, both from the University of Iowa. In 2012, I completed a second master’s degree in Education Leadership from George Mason University.
In addition to a career in education, I worked in book publishing for nine years, but returned to teaching, because I realized that my heart was in public education. I believe that every child has the ability to learn and succeed, and our job as educators is to make sure that we fulfill the unique needs of every student who walks into our building. Building positive relationships with students and families is of utmost importance to me.
I have two children, both graduates of Freedom High School. My daughter, Nadia, is completing aresidency in pediatrics at Innova Fairfax Hospital, and my son, Kamran, who is avid Hokie fan, is attending dental school in Chicago.