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Name: Sabia Yousuf
Title: 5th grade homeroom teacher
Math and science teacher for 4th, 5th grades.
PSIA District Coordinator.
Scripps National Spelling Bee School Coordinator.
Email: syousuf@myiqa.org
College/University: University of Texas at Dallas
Degree/Education: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with EC-6 Teaching certificate.
I am certified EC-6 and ESL teacher in Texas. I substituted in Plano ISD in spring of 2012. I have been teaching at IQA since 2012 as a 5th grade homeroom teacher in a self-contained classroom. Since 2015, 4th and 5th grades have been departmentalized and I teach math and science to both grades. In 2017, I was assigned 6th grade math as well. In addition to teaching, I provide academic learning opportunities to students outside of the classroom. I started Spelling Bee program at IQA in 2015 and our IQA students compete until the final round at county level each year. I am also campus coordinator for Private Schools Interscholastic Association and our IQA students bring gold, silver and bronze medals at state levels. The students’ enthusiasm gives me the energy and motivation to do more for them.

Name: Saba Farrukh
Title:  4th Grade Homeroom Teacher, Subject specialist for English language arts and Social studies.
Email: sfarrukh@myiqa.org
College/University: University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Degree/Education:  Masters in English Literature, Certified in 4 to 8 Social Studies.
I am a certified teacher for 4 to 8 English Language and Arts I also have two other teaching certifications in 4 to 8 Social Studies and English as a secondary Language. (ESL subject specialist). I love teaching and am very passionate about it. I am blessed to be a teacher and take my job as an Ibadah. May Allah Swt bless our school and students. Ameen. I love painting nature and doing calligraphy. Painting and reading is my passion and I want my students to realize their passions in life and to believe in themselves.

Name: Kauser Zia
Title: 3rd grade Homeroom (Math,Language Arts,Science,Social Studies ) 6th(Science)
Email: kzia@myiqa.org
College/University: M.Sc/Osmania University,B.Sc/Osmania University,B.Ed/Osmania University.
Degree/Education: M.Sc in Physics,B.Sc(Math,Physics and Electronics)B.Ed(Math and Science)

NJ, County certificate, All Subjects,K-12. 10 years of teaching experience

Name: Abrar Ahmad
Title: 2nd Grade Homeroom Teacher
Email: aahmad@myiqa.org
College/University: Richland College, University of Texas at Dallas
Degree/Education: Associates in Science, Bachelors of Science in Child Learning and Development

I hold a Bachelors of Behavioral and Brain Sciences degree in Child Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Dallas. I also have my EC-6th Texas Teaching Certificate and I’m ESL certified. I love seeing my students faces light up when they have that “ah ha” moment, it is so rewarding! I come from a family of teachers and it is truly my passion.

Name: Sabiha Peer
Title: 1st Grade Homeroom Teacher
Email: speer@myiqa.org
College/University: University of India
Degree/Education: Bachelors Degree in Science
Bachelors Degree in Education
Texas Certified Teacher in Generalist EC – 6.
I have graduated in science and education. I hold a Texas teaching certificate and have over 21 years of experience teaching first grade, kindergarten and preschool. I enjoy spending time with my family, painting, gardening, traveling and most of all working with little kids. Teaching has always been my passion and I truly believe that every child is unique and learns at different levels.My goal is to make learning fun filled and exciting emphasizing on individualized teaching.

Name: Meriem Guelmi
Title: Kindergarten homeroom teacher
Email: mguelmi@myiqa.org
College/University: Eniversite d’Alger : Faculte des letters et langues.
Degree/Education: Bachelors in French

She has over 10 years of teaching experience and she has been working in IQA for 5 years

Name: Sayeedur Rahman
Title: Physical Education Teacher
Email: srahman@myiqa.org
College/University: LNIPE, DEEMED UNIVERSITY, SPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA,
Degree/Education: Bachelor of Physical Education,
Certified Physical Education Teacher from Texas Education Agency
EC through 12 In Physical Education
Diploma in Coaching
Certified Coach in Soccer,
Certified Coach from USPTA & PTR Registry Tennis
Certified in Archery
1800 USA Table Tennis Rating Player
Played in varsity Level Field Hockey, Volleyball & Played National level in Soccer