Al Fatih Academy
I was born and raised in Northern Virginia and attended the Islamic Saudi
Academy. Following high school, I graduated from Marymount University
with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in
Accounting. After a brief internship, I realized a career in business was not
for me and began working at Al Fatih Academy as an assistant to grades 5-8.
During this time, I started taking the steps to apply for graduate programs
in the education field.
I began my graduate program at George Mason University and
worked as a substitute for Al Fatih during the first year of my program. I
then completed a year-long internship in a Fairfax County public school,
working one semester in upper elementary and one semester in lower
elementary. I graduated in May 2010 with a MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
with a concentration in Elementary Education.
Al Fatih Academy’s vision is to be a model Islamic learning community that
inspires a commitment to excellence in all aspects of life. Its mission is to
cultivate and nurture a thriving American Muslim identity that balances
religious, academic and cultural knowledge and imparts the importance of
civic involvement and charitable work. Through an interdisciplinary and
integrated programming approach, we strive to create an educational
environment that unites students, teachers, family, and community to provide
an exceptional learning experience.