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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: Heena Chaudhry
Title: 3rd Grade Homeroom Teacher
Email: hchaudhry@myiqa.org
College/University: University of Texas at Dallas
Degree/Education: Bachelors in Economics and Finance Texas Certified EC-6 ESL Generalist and 4-8 Generalist.
I have been teaching for the past 7 years and have enjoyed it, Alhumdolilah! Over the years, I’ve taught math and science for grades 4-8, and am currently a 3rd grade elementary teacher.

Name: Farah Qureshi
Title: 2nd Grade Homeroom Teacher
Email: fqureshi@myiqa.org
College/University: Arizona State University
Degree/Education: Masters in Education Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Teacher Certification in Elementary Education K-8 Highly Qualified Teacher (AEPA/NCLB) with SEI endorsement Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Texas Certified Teacher EC-6 Texas Certified Teacher ESL K-12 Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design National College Of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan.
My name is Farah Qureshi and this will be my 6th year teaching at IQA, alhumdolillah. I have 9 plus years’ experience as homeroom teacher in the United States. I have also substitute taught and volunteered in the public and private school systems. In my classroom, a differentiated instruction model enables me to educate and assess students with diverse learning styles and multiple intelligence. I am aware of the delicate balance it takes to create a harmonious, safe, nurturing, and high performing classroom environment. PSIA volunteer, Teachers for Marketing IQA member 2017-Present. As an active community member, I have attended/volunteered in workshops, conferences, and community masaajid events. I am a lifelong learner myself and by setting an example, I motivate my students to reach for the stars!

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

Name: Sayeedur Rahman
Title: Physical Education Teacher
Email: srahman@myiqa.org
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