Miss Zubeda Kazi - Director.
I am the director of the school. I am a mother of three children, and have two grandchildren. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Early Childhood Education, Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Science and Director permit form California Teaching Credentials. As each child is unique, my job as an educator and a director of the school is to help them discover their individuality and work alongside them to maximize their strengths.
I received my Bachelor of Education degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and since receiving my degree I have taught for 17 years. I have taught most grades but I have mainly focused on kindergarten through 2nd grade. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, a husband and my son Ben who is 19 and my daughter Jillian who is 18. Teaching at Pillars Academy has been a great experience for me.
I have a diploma in teaching from the Teaching Training Institute of Baghdad, Certificate in Early Childhood Development and Certificate in Montessori method of teaching. I have been teaching for more than 30 years. I love teaching toddler through PreK age groups as they are exploring their new world and are excited to learn through songs, play and music. I truly enjoy providing the Islamic foundation to our future leaders and always love seeing them thrive.
Salam, My name is Niran Ibrahim. I have three children. I have a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Teacher Permit in Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching as a PreK lead teacher for about 5 years and was a PreK assistant before that. I love teaching this age group because they are always asking questions, wondering and want to explore more about the world around them.
My name is Soheila Behzadnia. I have four children, no grandchildren yet!. I have a Masters in Education from University of Florida and Master Teacher's permit in California. I have been teaching at Pillars Academy since 2015.
I like to teach preschool age groups because I can communicate well with them as they are so playful, full of love, love to play and eager to learn.
My name is Runa Arghandehwal. I have 2 children, a son and a daughter, and one grandchild. I have a bachelor's degree in Mathematics. I have been teaching for 16 years. The main reason I enjoy teaching the toddler age group is because I get to teach them new everyday simple skills and see the excitement on their face when they learn it. I want my students to learn basic manners and respect that will help them in future to become a better person.