Rajia fayad, b.ed.

Teacher, Edmonton Public Schools

 

Ms. Fayad is an educator, entrepreneur and mother.  Since graduating with a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, class of 1999, Ms. Fayad worked in various positions with the Edmonton Public Schools Board.  She spearheaded the Muslim Student Group and the Muslim Parent Community at Killarney School for nearly a decade.  She was also heavily involved in the development of Alberta’s first Arabic and Islamic Curricula which were later approved by Alberta Education and are taught throughout the Province of Alberta.  Ms. Fayad also volunteers on many associations including the Edmonton Islamic Academy Board of Trustees, Boyle Street Dinners, and Al Rashid Education Foundation.  Ms. Fayad’s children are her greatest joy.  When not working or volunteering, Ms. Fayad likes to watch Kareem (13) play hockey and Aminah (10) and Ayaan (8) play soccer.