Meet Our Team
Saba Umer has taught elementary and middle school language arts, as well as Islamic and social studies for over 15 years. She is a certified training and development specialist, who has worked with Kumon learning centers, cooperative homeschooling organizations, Islamic schools, and financial institutions, designing curriculum and instructional materials for both education and corporate sectors. She is also a freelance writer with notable works in multiple scholastic and lifestyle publications. Inspired by her students to bring creativity to classrooms, she is a learner and explorer, always in search of that next neat idea.
Tayyaba Syed is a multiple award-winning author, journalist and storyteller, who has written for 20+ children’s book titles including The Blessed Bananas and Hafsa’s Kisses. She has been an educator for over 16 years and received her teacher certification in Islamic studies through the Ribaat Academic Institute, offering many diverse classes and workshops for all ages. She also serves as an elected member of her local school district’s Board of Education.