Mina Hosseini

IB Coordinator/Design Teacher

Master’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from UNSW

Has been a Science and Mathematics teacher and trained in numerous IB Professional Development Events across the globe

IB coordinator leading IB Programs for seven years

Workshop Leader for the IBEN (International Baccalaureate Educator Network)

Enjoys painting, writing, and playing with children

Hadeel Thompson

Middle and High School Arabic Teacher

Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Computer and Information Science

Technical career in Software Development, Project Management, and Product Management for about 20 years

2nd year teaching Arabic Language Acquisition at Guide Academy

Enjoys teaching, running (marathons pre-kids), reading, nature, and painting

Christine Komaki

Elementary English Teacher

Graduate of the University of Michigan

ICS College Diploma in Pre-school Administration

Extensive directorial experience in various academic settings, including private sector, primary, secondary, preschool, and adult online education

Director of Operations and Finances for an online university, including admissions, operations, and finance

Public speaking, counseling, administrative, and teaching skills

Enjoys art, traveling, and playing Mahjong with friends, and family

Hassan Kasfy

High School Math Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from UCLA

Master of Science in Applied Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona

Been teaching at Cal Poly Pomona since 2001, City of Knowledge since 2003, and Pasadena City College since 2005

Mohamad Baydoun

6-7th Grade Math Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Pure Mathematics from Cal Poly Pomona

Masters of Science in Statistics from Cal Poly Pomona

Been tutoring all levels of Mathematics at Mt. Sac College since 2016

Tutored and helped lots of private high school and college students

Maryam Fateminia

Art Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Islamic Law from University of Tehran, Iran

Montessori License from IAPM

Has been an art teacher for 4 years and Montessori teacher for 3 years

Loves teaching and enjoys being a teacher at Guide Academy

Zahra Kasfy

Office Administrator

Skill Award (Office Clerk and Microsoft Office SkillsCertificates) from Citrus College
Assistant Inventory Control for 3 years

Training Customer Service Skills for 2 years

Miss Mona Shahrestani

Elementary, Middle school, and High School Science Teacher

Bachelor’s of Science in Biological Anthropology from the University of California Riverside

IAPM certified

Montessori administrator

Over 10 years of teaching experience in Elementary to High School

Zehraa Cheaib

Elementary School Teacher

Pharmacy graduate (MPharm) from the University of Manchester, UK

Bachelor of Science (Honours Life Sciences) from McMaster University, Canada

Over 5 years of teaching and tutoring experience from kindergarten to university students

Utilized qualitative and quantitative research skills towards curriculum planning and delivery using virtual and on-site tools, analyzing student progress and staff development, etc.

• Publication on ‘Iman & Ihsan, Application Training & the Therapeutic Relationship’ (Medicine & Law Journal)

Mrs. Zeinab Issa

Elementary Language Arts, Mathematics and Arabic Teacher

Graduate of California State University of Long Beach

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Mathematics

Camp Moussa’s creative director for event planning

Two years of teaching experience at Islamic Sunday schools

Enjoys inspiring children to grow the love of learning instilled into their hearts

Hobbies include hiking, sewing, baking, and crafting


Solttana Kassem Mtaeirek

Elementary, Middle School, and High School Arabic Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Arabic Language & Literature from Lebanese University

Master of Business & Science from Modern University for Business & Science

Arabic coordinator and teacher for 13 years in private and public institutes

Workshop leader for SCATC ( The Southern California Arabic Language Teacher’s Council)

Hobbies include hiking, sewing, baking, and crafting

Mr. Amin Nash

IB English Literature and Individual and Society Teacher

First year serving as an IB Instructor at Guide Academy, teaching Language and Literature and Individuals and Societies

Current Ph.D. Student at Claremont Graduate University, studying English with an interdisciplinary focus in the Arab and Muslim American Experience and Narrative Theory

Master of Arts in English, Claremont Graduate University

Dual Bachelors in English Literature and Technical/Creative Writing, California State University, Long Beach

Research Fellow for the Arab American Civic Council located in Anaheim’s Little Arabia

Over 11 years of educational experience, including several years as an English Supplemental Instructor at Long Beach City College and Mt. San Antonio College

Over six years working with K-12 learners with experience working in South Pasadena, Claremont, and Upland Unified School Districts

Authored 5 Arab American Studies Lesson Plans for California’s Ethnic Studies Curriculum

Former semi-pro Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, having placed second in the nation for Judo in 2018

Hobbies include eating food and traveling

Mirna Aabed

PreK/Kindergarten Head Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Communication art

Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism.

Public speaking, leadership, volunteer (red cross), business owner, children physiology and communication skills

Enjoys reading, traveling, learning, achieving and success