BES Teachers & Staff

Sister Razia Habibi - Principal
Sr. Razia Habibi is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over fifteen years of experience in the educational field. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and an Additional Qualification in Mathematics (AQ). Her expertise mostly is working for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) with twelve years of experience teaching all levels of education from Primary, Junior and Intermediate. She joined the staff at Brock Elementary School in February 2016, where she has been hired as the School Principal ever since. 
 
Sister Bibi Shariman Grade 6 and 7
Sister Bibi Shariman Ali is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over forty years of experience in the educational field. She holds a Master of Education, a Bachelor of Education, a Certificate in Special Education, a Trained Teachers’ Certificate, and an International Diploma in Administration and Planning. She has taught at all levels in the education system in Guyana and was involved in numerous committees and organizations including the Caribbean Council Examinations and the Child’s Rights Commission. In Canada, Sr. Bibi worked as a research assistant at Trent University from October 2013 to December 2014. She joined the staff at Brock Elementary in September 2014, where she has been a valued member ever since.
 
Sister Amale Aldarwish - Grade 4 and 5
Sister Amale Hasan Aldarwish is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over fourteen years of experience in education. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), a Bachelor of Educational Sciences, and Additional Qualification Courses in English as a Second Language Part 1. She taught in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools in Jordan for ten years as an English teacher. She was an active member of the school development team and provided training and staff development for 100 teachers. In Canada, she worked as an ESL classroom assistant teacher in Durham Continuing Education-LINC program, worked as a supply teacher for the Islamic Foundation School of Durham, and also worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT).
 
Sister Rejaa Ali - Grade 2 and 3
Sister Rejaa Ali grew up in Toronto, Ontario and has previously taught in several local schools (both public and private institutions) within the GTA. In 2006, she graduated from York University with an honours degree and is an Ontario Certified Teacher. She is passionate about positively impacting the Muslim community, specifically the children and youth. She has implemented her teaching skills to facilitate numerous programs within the GTA that encourage children to attain a balanced Muslim identity and confidence. Similarly, she has tackled the ongoing issues facing our youth by establishing mentorship programs in Scarborough and downtown Toronto.  
 
Sister Ishrath Unnisa - Grade 1
Sister Ishrath Unnisa is an Ontario Certified teacher, holding a Bachelor of Education with seven years of experience in the educational field. Sr. Ishrath joined the staff at Brock Elementary School in September 2018, where she was assigned to teach grade 1. She strongly believes that the role of a teacher is to use classroom instructions and presentations to help the students learn and apply concepts such as Math, English and Science. Sr. Ishrath is a dedicated and student-focused individual who is committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging learning environment for all students. She possesses the aptitude to remain flexible, ensuring that every student learning style and abilities are addressed. She is a hardworking and trusted educator who strives to collaborate with all members of the school community to meet the needs of the students and promote the philosophy of the Islamic school.

Sister Farida Sidat - JK/SK
Sister Farida Sidat is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with 10 plus years of working and volunteering in the TDSB and DDSB. An alumni of Centennial College with honours, she is a member in good standing of  the AECEO (Association of Early Childhood Educators Ontario) and OCBCC (Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care). A well-known member of the community, she has taught at the PIC’s summer camp program. She also has CPR/First aid training.
 
Sister Sana Gowher - JK/SK
Sister Sana Gowher is our kindergarten teacher helping to run both the SK and JK classes. She earned her license for Early Childhood Education and has 4 years of experience working closely with children. She believes in working closely with children to help them in all aspects of their development and education.
 
Sister Khairyeh Bani Odeh - Arabic and Quran
Khairyeh Bani Odeh possesses a Bachelor in Arabic from Palestine and a Diploma in Pharmacy Technician from Ontario. She is a qualified Arabic Instructor and has the competence to teach Conversational as well as Classical Arabic. She can also translate the surahs of the Quran. Sr. Khairyeh has been a teacher at the Masjid Usman Evening School for seven years. Her dedication at the Quran Evening School was noted and she was asked to join Brock Elementary School to teach Arabic and Quran in October 2014.
 
Sister Hajira Naseer - Core French
Sister Hajira Naseer is BES’s Core French teacher for grades 4 through 7. Born and raised in Montreal, she studied the french language her entire life. She holds a degree in Business Administration from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business. She taught as a teacher at her local masjid where she helped organize their Islamic summer camp and Saturday school.
 
Sister Hafsa Binte

Sister Hafsa Binte Ahmed is our School Administrator. She earned her BSc in Computer Electronics from India. She provides general clerical and administrative support to the school. Additionally, she is available to tutor students (grade 1-8) in Islamic Studies and Math.