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.
BEAM Academy Members
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. His tenure at McKinsey elevated his expertise, where he served as an Engagement Manager, collaborating closely with C-suite executives of Fortune 100 companies across the globe. He excelled in orchestrating large teams, navigating various industries, and spearheading transformative projects. Notably, he led a monumental digital supply chain overhaul for an automotive giant, resulting in savings exceeding $8 billion over three years. Recently, Zak made the exciting transition to Mayer Solar mayersolar.com, where he serves as CEO. He is also heavily involved in real estate investment and development through two ventures that he has been a partner of for 3 years. Beyond professional pursuits, Zak finds fulfillment in mentoring and guiding others to their fullest potential. With a proven track record in finance, strategy, and a dedication to mentorship, he is poised to take on new challenges and excited to help contribute to BEAM’s Youth Venture program.
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.
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.
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