Sumair Balkhi
Director

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. Sumna
Assistant 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 Malik
Head 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. Saddaf
Head 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 Fatima
Islamic 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 Monahan
English 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. Zainab
Mathematics 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 Rabab
Arabic Language Teacher

Ustadha Rabab 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. Khadijah
Science 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. Hafsa
Science Teacher

Hafsa studied Biological Science and Business. She attended University Of Derby, UK and is a Google Certified Educator. She has been teaching with Bayaan since 2017 and incorporates a lot of project-based learning and presentations in her online classroom.

Bilal Ahmed
Civics Teacher

Bilal was born and raised in the great state of Ohio. After graduating from highschool, he attended The Ohio State University where he double majored in Arabic and Islamic Studies. Upon completing undergraduate degrees, he studied overseas for four-and-a-half years. He was blessed with the opportunity to study in Jordan, Egypt, and Malaysia. While in Malaysia, he completed his masters degree in Islamic jurisprudence. Currently, he is a first-year law student in Ohio.

Ustadha Aya
Arabic Teacher

Aya Najeh was born in Egypt, and now lives in Turkey. She graduated from the Faculty of Dar Al Uloom, Cairo University, with a BA in Arabic Language, Literature and Islamic Sciences. She has a Post-graduate Diploma in Teaching Arabic to non native Speakers, from the College of Graduate Studies of Education. To Bayaan's Arabic classes, Ustadha Aya brings her rich five years' experience of teaching the Holy Quran and the Arabic language to Arabs and non-Arabs.

Ustadha Fariha
English Teacher

Fariha passed her A&O Level examinations with A*s and a regional distinction in Economics. She currently holds a BA (hons) degree in Fashion & Textiles from the University of Creative Arts London. She loves to integrate arts into her class curriculum to enable project-based learning and help motivate her students with a more visual type of learning.