"When we joined Pillars Academy, we felt at home from the first day"
"Our daughter has discovered pride in her Muslim identity"
"My children love to go to school"
"The encouragement my kids have received has helped them build a very strong character"
"Pillars Academy is the best investment we would ever make towards our daughter's future."
"Our kids' passion and interest for Islam is evident"

Soheila Behzadnieh

My Masters in Education is from the University of Florida and I received my Early Childhood Education from Irvine Valley College.

I have worked as a volunteer instructor at many different Islamic or educational centers, such as ISOC, OCIF, and ECEF; teaching students at levels ranging from Preschool through teen years. I have also been the head of the ECEF Public Relation Committee for more than two decades. I have formally been a Preschool/ Pre K Lead teacher since 2003.

I am a mother of two girls and two boys. My hobbies are hiking, gardening, garnishing, reading, arts and craft. My goal is to facilitate and provide developmentally appropriate learning experiences for my students while maintaining a safe, supportive, fun, and educational classroom environment. Overall, I would like to make a positive difference in my community and to “Be the Change I wish to see” in it, by playing a vital role in flourishing Pillars Academy as a Life Development School.