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Sr. Kawthar

Preschool Director

I have been teaching at Shajara Tayyiba for 4 years now and I love being a Director of preschool. I have an associate degree in child development from School Craft also; I have an associate degree in general science from Sana’a University. I always wanted to become a teacher and work with young, bright minds. I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year!

Sr. Syeda Rokeya Begum

Preschool Teacher

I have a BA (honors) degree in International Relations, and am an AMS certified Montessori teacher.I have been teaching 3 years at Shajarah Tayyiba as a preschool teacher. I make sure my students explore nature, connect it with Allah SWT( the creator)and knowledge about his creations, and follow the prophets sunnah everyday. During my spare time, I love spending time with my family as well as making Montessori materials.

Sr. Alma Syziu

Preschool Teachers Assistant

I’m a teacher's assistant for Pre-K. 

Sr. Saousan Kiwan 

Kindergarten Teacher

I am teaching Kindergarten this upcoming year Inshallah.  I have a degree in the methods of Montessori for young children along with a degree in the Tajweed of the Quran and Arabic literature as well.  I have 11 years of teaching experience and I have also been teaching for the past 4 years. I love teaching young children because they are very impressionable at this age, I love seeing them grow and develop. I always love to see them thrive and learn in the best way for each individual child while sharing my love of the Quran and the methods of the Montessori. My personal fact about me is that I love walking long distances in the park.

Sr. Majdoolen Namrawi

1st Grade Teacher

I am delighted to be your child's first grade teacher. I have been teaching here for 4 years. I've completed my bachelors in Computer Science. I look forward to sparking imagination, overcoming challenges, applauding accomplishments, and lots of learning and laughter! In my downtime I like to read, experiment in the kitchen, and do crafting with my children.

Sr. Maheen Malik

2nd Grade Teacher

I teach grade 2. I have a Bachelor's degree in Commerce (Human Resources). I have been an educator and a mentor in the community for 10 years. I love teaching because of the positive impact and the difference it makes. It's a very rewarding experience to see the growth in kids throughout the year. I love to travel and spend time with my family.

Br. Ahmad Majeed

Hifdh Teacher

I am the Hifdh teacher for the full time Hifdh group In shaa Allah. I am a Hafizul Quran and have been teaching Quran for 5 years. I memorized Quran from Ijaazul Quran Institute in Pakistan and have a Hifdh and Tajweed degree. I also have a Business degree from Punjab University. I also teach Quran Memorization to boys at the Canton Islamic Center.

Sr. Heba Ghanem


I received an undergraduate Bachelor of pharmaceutical science in Alexandria, Egypt. I used this degree to enter the corporate world of multinational companies. Later, I settled down in Michigan to start my family, and became a mother of three boys. When the youngest started school, I changed careers to stay close to them and better understand their growth patterns, so I started a masters degree in teaching at Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti. Since graduating in 2015, I have taught in Detroit and Dearborn.  

Sr. Aisha Akbar

Elementary School Teacher

I graduated from Karachi University (Pakistan) and also got the opportunity to be certified as a teacher in Karachi. I have been teaching for 21 years and this is my 3rd year teaching in Shajara Tayyiba. I have had the pleasure to teach multiple classes at elementary level. I hope to shape the young minds on the new generation in a positive manner and share my love of Islam with them.

Sr. Halimeh Ghannam

Arabic and Qur'an Teacher

I have a Bachelor's in Arabic and Islamic Studies. I have taught in public and private schools in the Middle East and North America. I have more than 11 years of teaching experience. I am very excited to work with KG, second, and third grade in Arabic and Qur'an. 

Sr. Shereen Atiyeh

Arabic Teacher

I have a masters of science in Administration.  I have always been passionate about teaching. I teach Arabic at Shajara Tayyiba this year for grades 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8. I have a dream, I dream to elevate my students who perceive both the importance and beauty of the Arabic language. I dream of the Muslim generation being proud to be Arabic language learners. 

Sr. Afshan Ahsan

Arabic Teacher

I teach Tafseer & uloom to 5th -8th grade. This is my eighth year at Shajara Tayyiba. I did my early education in sociology & economics from Dubai. I completed the Taleem ul Quran course, the Taleem ul Quran Advanced course, and the Taleem Al Hadith course in Sahih Al-Bukhari all from Alhuda international. I am currently enrolled in Islamic Studies courses in Islamic online university (IOU).

I taught Arabic grammar in Alhuda from Feb 2010-Feb 2014, and I've been teaching in MCWS Sunday school for the last 9 years. I love teaching these subjects because it not only  gives the introduction of our creator but brings us close to Him. It is fascinating to learn how the Quran connects every subject and helps us grow spiritually, intellectually and scientifically. In my spare time I love to read books, go for walks, swim, and be a mom to my kids.

Sr. Nusrat Huq

Middle School Science Teacher

I joined Shajara Tayyiba in 2017. I teach middle school science and I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I love being a part of a teaching staff that provides such creative, engaging learning experiences with high maintenance of RSA Sunnah for the children in our school. I had my Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bangladesh and started Masters at Purdue University in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. I have not finished yet due to my family obligations. I am lucky to have a very large family. I love nothing more than spending time with them. I also enjoy travelling and swimming. 

Sr. Buthayna Farah

Arabic and Qur'an Teacher

I am a new Arabic and Qur'an teacher at Shajara Tayyiba starting in 2019.  I have taught Arabic for 22 years for students of all ages and have a masters from Wayne State University in Near Eastern Languages with a concentration in Arabic. I also have a Montessori certification and I look forward to working with you and your children in gaining a deeper understanding of the Qur'an and Arabic language. 

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