Meet Our Faculty

Sumair BalkhiDirector
Sumair oversees the general operations of Bayaan Academy. He has a Master’s in Education, and a Bachelor’s dual major in Psychology and Economics. He is a licensed teacher in the state of Maryland holding an Advanced Professional Teaching Certificate.

His 15+ years academic experience includes serving as a certified Special Education teacher at a Maryland public high school, teaching at a community college, head of secular academics for a Hifdh school, and working as a Teacher Trainer for a university in the Middle East for 9 years. His diverse global experience help guide Bayaan’s vision and serve as a resource for parents and students seeking academic counseling.

Ms. SumnaAssistant Director
Sumna was born and raised in Jeddah, KSA and later went on to obtain her Bachelor’s in Engineering. Her diverse experience includes teaching children with autism in Jeddah and writing for a self-help non-profit in Malaysia. She is pivotal in managing Bayaan’s daily activities and working closely with the Director to ensure educational standards compliance.
Munsoor MalikHead of Curriculum
Munsoor has a BSc Honours in Business and Management Computing from Brunel University, UK. Upon graduation, he managed a large manufacturing facility just outside of London. His passion for teaching led him to obtaining his Post Graduate Certificate of Education in ICT with a Qualified Teacher Status. Munsoor has over 8 years experience teaching primary and secondary schools both in the private and government sector in UK and the Middle East.

Mrs. SaddafHead of Mathematics
Saddaf graduated valedictorian of her high school class, and later graduated with BA in Mathematics with Honors from the University of Delaware. Her experience includes serving as an adjunct faculty member at a college in USA, working in private schools internationally, and homeschooling her own kids from a primary stage She has also taught SAT Math preparatory courses to high school students. Students benefit tremendously from her vast teaching experience to a diverse population of students.
Ustadha FatimaIslamic Studies Teacher
Ustadha Fatima grew up in Bolton, UK and decided to pursue a specialty in religious law. She completed an intensive six year Islamic Studies course at Jamia Tahfeezul Qur’an, obtaining an ijazah (authorization) to teach the traditional Islamic sciences. Later, she also graduated with a BA (Hons) in Humanities from the Open University. A stay at home mother and home educator, she has spent over twelve years teaching Islamic Studies classes, delivering programmes for New Muslim Ladies and organising regular community events.
Yunus MonahanEnglish Teacher
Yunus graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Anthropology from the Queen’s University of Belfast and upon graduation, he travelled to the Middle East to study Arabic language and culture. He then moved to UK and obtained a PGDE from Bolton University in 2011, and a year later, became a qualified teacher. He has taught English to a number of adults and young students. He also spent two years working with an educational charity focusing on character education for young British Muslims. He now lives with his family on a farm in rural Ireland.
Mrs. ZainabMathematics Teacher
Mrs. Zainab obtained her Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science. She has vast experience in online learning and teaching and has brought that expertise to Bayaan’s Math department.
Ustadha RababArabic Language Teacher
Ustadha is from cosmopolitan Cairo and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Arabic Language. She has been teaching immersion Arabic Language to non-native speakers for over 5 years.
Mrs. ThaminaSocial Studies Teacher
Thamina graduated from Brunel University, UK and later went on to obtain her teaching certification. She has 10 years experience teaching students in private schools in UK as well as internationally. She also served as a Director for an educational charity foundation in UK.

Mrs. KhadijahScience Teacher
Khadijah grew up in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia and later travelled to India to obtain her Bachelors in Pharmacy from an all girls university. She then returned to her Jeddah hometown and worked as a Pharmaceutical assistant at a hospital. She then left the industry to pursue her interest in teaching science. She has been teaching High School science for the last 4 years in Jeddah.
Mrs. HafsaScience Teacher
Hafsa studied in Jeddah, Pakistan, and England. She attended the Cambridge College and studied Biological Science. She has been teaching with Bayaan since 2017 and incorporates a lot of project-based learning and presentations in her online classroom.