BES Teachers & Staff

Our Staff

Sister Rabia Ismail - Principal

Sr Rabia Ismail is a qualified teacher from England, holding a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business. She has over 10 years of teaching experience, working in different establishments both in England and in Canada. Sr Rabia has been with Brock Elementary School for 4 years, as a member of the School Board and as the Vice Principal. She is honoured to take on the role of Principal and looks forward to a partnership with the students, parents and teachers to make the learning experience of each student a  successful and memorable one.

Sister Saira Khan – Vice Principal

Sister Saira Khan comes from a background of teaching and marketing. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She also holds a Certificate in Digital Marketing from UofT and Certifications to teach English. Sister Saira has extensive experience in various classroom settings. This is her second year at Brock Elementary School. She is honoured to be Vice-Principal this year and looks forward to a successful academic year.

Sister Mariam Mian - Administrator/Floater Teacher

Sister Mariam Mian comes from a background of teaching and software. She graduated with Honours from the University of Toronto and holds her Bachelor of Arts. She has previously taught at the Islamic Institute of Toronto and has worked extensively for various software companies producing technical documentations. This equipped her with the experience to convey complex information in a language that is accessible to all its users.

Sister Zaneb Lokhat- JK Lead Teacher

Sister Zaneb Lokhat has an educational background in Early Childhood Education and has also attained a Bachelor’s in Islamic Theology (Alimah) in Canada. She has been a part of Pickering Islamic Centre for 2 years working with other programs. She has been in the  teaching profession for almost 5 years and enjoys working with children.

Sister Mahruq Lodi- JK ECE 

Sister Mahruq Lodi is a qualified teacher with experience in teaching Playschool, Kindergarten, and Primary school with diverse backgrounds and cultures. She holds a master’s degree in English Literature, and a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Psychology; both from the prestigious Osmania University of Hyderabad, India. In addition, she has the following certifications from Cambridge university: Differentiated Instructions, Teaching IELTS, Lesson planning and Classroom management.

As a result of her qualifications and experience, she is able to design creative and stimulating lessons and activities with a hands-on approach keeping students interested and focused at all times. Her strengths include being able to understand and work with students from different backgrounds, cultures, and varying degrees of proficiency levels in developing and enhancing their cognitive abilities. With her experience and abilities, she can engage, inspire, and motivate students ensuring that they not only develop to be better students but more importantly better people.

Sister Sabha - SK Lead Teacher

Sister Sabha Raheem has completed her ECE program from Durham College. Although an Electrical Engineer by profession, her love for children has led her into Early Childhood Education.

Sister Sameera – SK ECE

Sister Sameera Imtiaz has a background in Electronics Engineering and ECE from Durham College. It is her pleasure to be working, learning, and growing with your little ones at our wonderful school.

Sister Laila – Grade 1

Sister Laila Altaf had the pleasure of shaping the educational journeys of students in the middle school years. Holding a degree from the University of Regina, she is currently pursuing her Masters in Teaching,

Sister Reja Firdous - Grade 2  

Sister Reja Firdouse is an Ontario Certified Teacher, holding a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She has over eight years of experience in the educational field. This is her third year at Brock Elementary School working as the Grade 2 teacher. She has worked in various teaching capacities in multiple organizations. She wishes all students to be successful learners and she works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to diverse learning styles and students’ abilities. 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 Kulsoom Shariq - Grade 3

Sister Kulsoom holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. She has several years' experience privately tutoring students of all age groups in Canada and the United States in subjects varying from English to Physics.

Sister Erum – Grade 4

Sister Erum Azam has over 10 years of experience teaching, training and tutoring students of all abilities. She has taught in Islamic Schools throughout the GTA.

Sister Amale Aldarwish- Grade 5

Sister Amale Hasan Aldarwish is an Ontario Certified Junior/ Intermediate Teacher with over twenty years experience in the education. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) focusing on Digital Technologies in Education, a Bachelor of Educational Sciences, and Additional Qualification Courses in English as a Second Language. 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 hundred teachers. In Canada, she worked as an ESL instructor in Durham Continuing Education-LINC program and worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). Sister Amale has been teaching grades 4 to 7 at Brock Elementary School since 2017. Sister Amale is committed to create a space for all her students to explore their own learning styles. She strives to help her students to develop their interests and guide their absorption of the material to raise strong and confident Muslim children.

Sister Rukhsana – Grade 6/7

Sister Rukhsana Kausar, is originally from Markham, Ontario. She brings with her a wealth of experience from teaching at the Islamic Foundation School of Durham, the Islamic Institute of Toronto, and the Islamic Society of Markham.

Sister May Sanyoura - Core French

Sister May Sanyoura is a Bachelor of Science graduate from the Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. She is the Core-French teacher for Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 in our school. Sister May lived for 16 years in Montreal where she studied French. She has completed all the required courses to be the Core-French Teacher at the elementary level. She taught French, and other languages while working as a daycare educator, as well as a teacher at a local masjid.

Sister Muna Madi - Arabic and Quran

Sr. Muna is the Arabic and Quran teacher for the Senior Kindergarten students to Grade Seven. Her certification in Quran Tajweed rules and Islamic Aqeeda and Fiqh has allowed her to be creative with teaching young children and making sure that they understand every lesson and apply it to their daily life in an easy and desirable learning process. She is looking forward to replicating this and contributing to Brock Elementary School to help build a strong Muslim generation. Sr. Muna has eight years of teaching experience in the subjects of Arabic, Quran, and Islamic Studies. With vital class aptitude including patience and motivational skills along with the passion for teaching and working in an educational environment. She believes that to build a better and solid individual and united community we must start by teaching our children Arabic, Quran and Islamic studies at a young age. Sr. Muna has worked with different Islamic schools including Seerah Mission School (SMS) and Madinatul Uloom.