Adita Arya: AIM Academy Founder and Weekend School Director
Adita Arya holds an M.S. in Educational Leadership, a B.S. in Biology, and she is credentialed to teach science to middle and high school in CA. Along with community stakeholders, she founded AIM Academy in 2013. She is also president and co-founder of Afghan Literacy Foundation, an organization that prevents children from being forced into child labor in Afghanistan. Previously, she was the director of Pillars Academy. Adita is happily married to Hany Bashandy, and they have 3 boys and a daughter. She loves to increase her knowledge of Islam, hike, read, and watch movies. Adita can be reached at email@example.com.
Omaya Saad: Qur’an & Arabic Studies Teacher
Omaya was born and grew up in Beirut, Lebanon. She graduated from Beirut Arab University with a B.S. in Physics. She then became a teacher in Beirut, teaching Quran, Arabic, and math. When she moved to America, she continued teaching at Al- Hedayah Academy in Fort Worth, Texas. Few years later, she got married, moved to California, and had three wonderful children. Omaya attended weekly Quran recitation and Tajweed classes at Al- Ansar Mosque. This year she is excited to join Aim Academy, ICOI weekend program as a quranic studies teacher. Omaya can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roqayah Hamdi: Administrative Assistant
Roqayah Hamdi is approaching her third year with Aim Academy. She began working with Aim Academy as a Quran/Arabic Teacher’s Assistant and just recently became our administrative assistant. She studied tajweed for three years with a certified tajweed teacher. Roqayah is also certified to teach the tajweed rule, Al Noorania. She studied three levels of classical Arabic in Egypt and continues to study the language of the Quran at ICOI. Roqayah is also an avid ICOI volunteer and continuously attends various masjid events throughout the OC. Roqayah studied at the Irvine Valley College where she also served as the Muslim Student Association (MSA) president for the 2016-2017 semester. Currently, Roqayah is applying to surrounding Universities to pursue her dream of becoming a Civil Rights lawyer. Roqayah is a self-proclaimed environmentalist and enjoys horseback riding, going to the beach, and trying the latest food craze. You can reach Roqayah at email@example.com
Sabah Awarki: Islamic Studies Teacher
Sabah graduated from the Lebanese American University of Beirut in 1998 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. In 2001, Sabah moved to the United States and settled in California, where she attended Orange Coast College and completed many childhood education classes. Between 2009 and 2015, Sabah taught Arabic and Islamic studies in Pillars Academy weekend school in Mission Viejo, California. In 2014, Sabah joined AIM Academy as a teacher assistant, and she is currently the Islamic Studies teacher for first and fourth grade. Sabah is married and has three boys ages 10, 11, and 15. In her free time, Sabah enjoys hiking and watching movies. Sabah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.