BES Teachers & Staff

Sister Bibi Shariman - Principal
Sister Bibi Shariman Ali is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over forty- seven 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 our school in September 2014, where she has been a valued member ever since.

 

Sister Rabia Ismail - Vice Principal

Sister Rabia Ismail is an Ontario Certified Teacher with over 12 years of experience within the education field. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business with Economics and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from universities in England. She has predominantly taught high school and college students during her time in England and was also appointed in a management role to look after the welfare and enrichment of all students. Since her time in Canada, she has taught at the Elementary level, teaching English to students from grade 1 to grade 8 at Al Azhar Academy of Canada where she was also appointed as the Vice Principal in 2014. Sister Rabia joined Brock Elementary School in 2019 as a member of the School Board and was then appointed as the Vice Principal in September 2020.

 
Sister Amale Aldarwish - Grade 6 & 7
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 Ishrath Unnisa - Grade 4 & 5
Sister Ishrath Unnisa is an Ontario Certified teacher, holding a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education with nine 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 is currently teaching Grades 4 and 5. 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 committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive, and engaging learning environment for all students. She is flexible, ensuring that every student the learning styles and abilities of every student are addressed.
 
Sister Farzana Kousar - Grade 3
Sister Farzana Kousar has a Bachelor-in-Education. She joined Brock Elementary in September, 2020 and is presently teaching the Grade Three. She has been a teacher for the past ten years. She understands that every student has different learning abilities and learning styles. Therefore, she uses differentiated learning approaches in her class. She aims to integrate the curriculum content with varied activities to make learning effective and interactive.
 
Sister Reja Firdous - Grade 2
Sister Reja Firdouse is an Ontario Certified Teacher, holding a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor of Education and has over seven years of experience in the educational field. This is her first year at Brock Elementary School and she is the Grade 2 teacher. She has worked in various teaching capacities in multiple organisations. She wants all sudents to be successful learners and works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to diverse learning styles and abilities of students. Sister Reja introduces concepts into curriculum related to life and social skills. She strives to create a cooperative community in the classroom and teach students the importance of mutual respect and cooperation among all community members.

Sister Sohena Fatima – Grade 1
Sister Sohena Fatima is an Ontario Certified Teacher, holding a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University and a Masters in Teaching degree from the University of Toronto. This is her second year at Brock Elementary School and she is the Grade 1 teacher. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the idea that teachers must strive to build positive relationships with their students in order for the students to have a successful and confident learning experience. Sohena also understands that all students learn differently and at their own pace, therefore, she believes differentiated learning approaches are critical for students’ educational experiences. She aims to incorporate engaging, fun, and meaningful activities to enhance learning in the classroom through hands-on activities, interactive games, and technology. 
 
Sister Neha Fatima - SK
Sister Neha Fatima is an Ontario Certified Teacher, holding a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University and a Masters in Teaching degree from the University of Toronto (OISE). She has completed a one-year Islamic Studies program through Islamic Online University. She has over 7 years of experience working with children of various groups. This is her first year at Brock Elementary School and is the Senior Kindergarten teacher. Her teaching philosophy focuses on the idea that teachers must learn about individual needs of their students and accommodate students to strive in learning and achieving curriculum requirements. Neha also understands that primary/ junior is the age where students explore and learn from their experiences hence providing students with unique opportunities to explore and learn throughout the year. In her classroom, students will be working as teams and completing many projects as well as being confident in working independently and utilizing their personal skills to participate in classroom activities. Students will be introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M) learning opportunities to expand their learning in various subject areas. This will help build various skills such as, strong social, emotional and cognitive skills.

Sister Farida Sidat - JK
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 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 May Sanyoura - Core French
Sister May Sanyoura is a Bachelor’s of Science graduate from Concordia University. She is the new French teacher for Grades 4, 5 and 6. Sister May lived for 16 years in Montreal and studied French language there where she completed all the required courses. She taught French, and other languages, while working as a daycare educator as well as a teacher at a local masjid.