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Director's Welcome

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Farah holds a Master's degree in Business and Education, a Bachelor's degree in finance and business and AMI Montessori diploma. She is completing a Family Engagement in Education program at Harvard. Farah acquired Islamic Studies enlightenment throughout her career by attending halaqats for more than 10 years in Damascus Syria. She is the owner of Sunshine Montessori School in Damascus, Syria, where she has organized and instituted many Ramadan, Quran, and Islamic Studies programs for various charitable organizations. Farah has been educating children for over 15 years and has motivated her to encourage children to love and learn their deen. She is a dedicated mother to her beloved son. Her vision to reach children in their early years to make them aware that Islam is in everything we do promoted her to establish BEAM.

Farah Kuzbari, Director/Founder

Farah believes that Islam is about being an active citizen and taking steps to impact the society in which we live in, in positive ways. She is currently presiding as the Multicultural Chairperson on the Stinson Elementary School board. She col-lead an initiative to reach out to the community as well as the Muslim Community with the purpose of bringing the American society components together within the student body in the school system. Farah has been involved with the after school enrichment program at Stinson since 2015 and was nominated to be a key communicator representative on behalf of Stinson.  

BEAMx Educators

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Sara Bawany

Published Poet/ Social Worker

Sara Bawany is an award-winning published poet, a freelance editor, and a clinical social worker. Centering her writing around her experience and identity as a Muslim woman while exploring overlapping themes of faith, diaspora, and resistance.

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Noor Salem

Holistic Health Coach

Noor Salem is an author of six books, speaker, and a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan within two years, she successfully received her graduate certification.

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Mohammad Saad Yousuf

Journalist

Saad Yousuf is currently the Dallas Stars beat writer for The Athletic and a producer and show host on 96.7/1310 The Ticket in Dallas. He previously worked two years at the Dallas Morning News and 5.5 years at ESPN Dallas Radio. Saad has covered the Dallas Cowboys.

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Sara Ahmad

Marketing Expert/ Creative Director

Sara Ahmad is a marketing professional working in the industry for over 10 years. Her background is very diverse. With a Bachelors's and a Masters's, she has studied communication, media, digital marketing, supply chain, and UX design.

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Nour Doukmak

PhD Candidate

Noor Doukmak is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She holds a Master’s degree in the Study of Contemporary Muslim Thought..

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Fauzia Rahman

PhD in Educational Policy Studies

Fauzia Rahman is an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Education, Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois. Fauzia received her doctorate in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Global Studies in Education.

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Amir Muriby

Entrepreneur

Amir Muriby is very passionate about the Muslim youth and would love to see more young Muslim entrepreneurs & leaders take action on their dreams & goals. Amir is the co-owner & founder of Capture Solar LLC, where he oversees the solar sales department.

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Massa Awad

Illustrator

Massa Awad is a self-taught illustrator and a graphic design graduate. She worked as a freelance graphic designer, a medical illustrator, and a children’s books illustrator. She also has an Infant/Toddler Diploma from the North American Montessori Center.

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Ashraf Kuzbari

Young Entrepreneur

Ashraf Kuzbari is a 14-year-old student of knowledge that has successfully completed various BEAM courses. He is passionate about inspiring younger children and has a unique and efficient way of communicating and motivating them.

BEAM Academy Members

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Zak Kuzbari

Youth Venture Program Mentor

Zak Kuzbari is a seasoned professional with a diverse background in finance, consulting, and entrepreneurship. With a foundation established at Goldman Sachs, he honed his skills in quantitative analysis and process optimization. His achievements include crafting intricate pricing models, automating critical pipeline processes, and ensuring accuracy in trade operations.

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Amir Muriby

Islamic Studies Teacher

Amir Muriby, currently at the University of Texas at Dallas, has studied the Quran with his teacher Sheikh Mohamed Hemida Hamzawy for 12 years. He’s a regular khateeb at several masajid in the DFW area.

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Monawar Meriden

Quran Teacher

Sister Monawar has been teaching Quran, Arabic, and Tajweed from 2002 until today. In 2013, she moved to the United States and started teaching Quran at Masjed Bilal in Lexington, Kentucky, as a Quran teacher. She completed An-Nuraniyah Program in 2020 receiving the highest grade from Al Furqan

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Amal Hassan

BEAMx Coordinator

Amal grew up in the midwest as a first generation Egyptian American. She’s a practicing Optometrist, Copywriter for a Digital Solutions Company, and Manager of Muslim Directory (masha ‘Allah).

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Azizah Alyafai

Islamic Studies Teacher

Sister. Azizah is acquiring her bachelor's degree through Western Governors University. She specializes in Elementary Education. She lived in the United Arab Emirates for several years,.

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Hanadi Alrefai

Arabic & Quran Teacher

Sr. Hanadi enjoys teaching Arabic and Islamic Studies using novel educational activities at the elementary level. Her teaching style and sincere attitude keeps the students engaged to ensure that they are learning efficiently.

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Dalia Fahied

Journalism Integrated Teacher

She has studied and worked in media since 2014. After graduating from Brighter Horizons Academy, she pursued a BA in Emerging Media and Communication at UT Dallas and will graduate in May 2017.

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Reeyad Baajour

Quran Teacher

He is a Hafiz and gave many khutbahs and lectures to the youth which helped strengthen his social and public speaking skills. He has a sweet personality which makes the kids love his class and follow his steps to become

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Shaher Almufti

Basketball Coach

Shaher's love for basketball began at a young age, and has not ended since. During his middle and high school years, he played basketball with his team's grade and at university camps. In his later high school

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Omar Almufti

Basketball Coach

Omar used to be a player on the BEAM team, and now he is back to coach the next generation. The aspects that he enjoys the most about coaching are observing the players' progress and witnessing the formation of friendships and brotherhood amongst them.

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Sami Mussa

Islamic Studies Teacher

Br. Sami has been teaching Islamic Studies for six years at BHA. Before, he worked at An-Noor Islamic School in Wichita, Kansas, for four years then moved to Dallas and is working on his teaching certification.

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Saja Awad

Ramadan Program Lead

Saja is a compassionate mentor with a heart dedicated to serving others. She volunteered much of her life in the non-profit sector in various capacities such as a youth committee leader, president of the Muslim Students Association in college, and long-standing Islamic Relief USA volunteer through-out her childhood and young-adult life.

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Tasneem Zyadah

Arabic Teacher

Tasneem has a bachelor degree in special education and diploma in Montessori. She chose her field of study because of her passion in raising healthy children and giving more attention to those who need it. Tasneem participated in providing psychological support of Syrian orphans in Turkey.

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Ola Alkhousi

Arabic Teacher

Ola Alkhousi is a Montessori Certified Teacher with an Advanced-Level Tajweed Certification and 7 years of experience in classroom management, teaching students ages 3-15.
Ola is passionate about passing on the love of the Arabic language and Quran.

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Reem Jaffal

Quran Teacher

Reem has Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Engineering. She has been attending Quran and Tajweed halaqa for 10 years. She is passionate about teaching children and raise the love of Quran in their hearts.

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Dunya Kamsheh

Arabic Teacher

She is passionate about educating children about her Arabic mother language. She was raised in Damascus, Syria where she gained her Arabic literature knowledge. Being fluent in Arabic gave her the opportunity to work.

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Heba Alshaweseh

Arabic Teacher

Heba studied Literature at Damascus University. She is working on getting a certification in the Montessori Education Program School. Heba loves to practice Yoga and read about Human Development.

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Aceil Rashid

Public Speaking Coach

Sr. Aceil earned her dual Bachelors degree of Arts in Biology and Psychology from UT - Dallas in 2010. She has explored the field of social services working for a non-profit organization as a client advocate benefiting

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Michael Ma

Basketball Coach

Michael Ma is the head coach of Beam basketball. He developed his love and passion for the sport playing through his high school years in Ft. Worth. He previously coached at BHA and Good Tree Academy.

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Radwan Tassabhji

Soccer Coach

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Aula Shabaneh

Islamic Studies Teacher

Aula holds a degree with a Bachelors in Exercise Science. Her focus currently is completing a bachelors degree in Sharia (Islamic Studies). In the midst of her studies, she acquired in depth experience for 4 years

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Lama Kassab

BEAM Administrator

Lama Kassab is extremely passionate about working with children and inspiring and enriching their love for Islam. Lama has been a part of the BEAM family for more than six years and is looking forward having a positive impact on BEAM students for many more years to come.

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Duaa Almomani

Quran Team Lead

Duaa Almomani is a passionate Tajweed teacher with a strong commitment to spreading Islamic knowledge. She obtained her Ijaza for reading the Quran in the Hafs an Asim way (Alshatibia).

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Zain Battla

Intergrated Leadership Teacher

Zain Battla is a recent MBA graduate from Southern Methodist University and has a history of working in Finance for companies such as Accenture and JCPenney. He has years of leadership through the organization

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Sophia Khan

Islamic Studies Teacher

Sister Sophia is a Youth Leader and Mentor for middle school, high school and college girls at East Plano Islamic Center (EPIC). Sister Sophia went to university in Dubai and studied Islamic Shari’ah Law in Arabic. She has extensive Islamic knowledge

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Dana Kasem

Arabic Teacher

Dana used to spend her weekends as a student in islamic and qura’an oriented gatherings. Which she now wants to do the same to take what she learned and use her spare time in teaching other children her native language.

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Ahmad Hajir

Islamic Studies Teacher

Ahmad Hajir is a passionate teacher of secular and Islamic studies and loves to explore the intersection of the two. His goal is to bring a unique perspective working with adolescents through Islam and Politics.

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Asim Gazi

Youth Leadership Mentor

Asim graduated as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2014 at Wylie High School and is now studying Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas. He is also currently a Team

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Abdullah Orfaly

Soccer Coach

Abdullah Orfaly is a part time Real Estate agent and soccer coach. His soccer experience includes Texas Football Club Under 14, FC Dallas Under 16, Liverpool FC America Under 19, and BHA Varsity Soccer.

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Ahmad Dweik

Soccer Coach

Ahmad was born and raised in Dallas Texas and attended BHA. He was involved with multiple Hifth programs and mathematic competitions where he received numerous awards for his outstanding capabilities.

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