I was inspired by my parents to pursue a fine art education, my father is an artist-Fine art professor, and my mother is an architect-art professor. Both my parents, my youngest sister and myself graduated from the same college, faculty of fine arts, in Cairo Egypt. Coming from a professor’s family, and knowing the importance of the teaching profession first hand, I was encouraged by them to finish my graduate education in fine art.

I taught visual art for five years while finishing my master’s degree in fine art in 2002. Then my husband got a full scholarship to finish his Ph. D. in Environmental and Industrial Engineering in the USA. This move blessed me with so many opportunities, one was finishing my second Master and Doctoral candidacy in curriculum and instruction, with empathies on art education at Kansas State University. I lived in four different states, but I am happy to have settled in Madison with my family, and calls Alabama my home.
Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Kansas State University
MAS in curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Kansas State University
M.F.A. - Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University
B.F.A. - Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University
Emergency Certificate 7/1/2021 - 6/30/2023 [Valid]
Issued on 12/7/2021
Visual Arts (001)
Visual Arts (001JK)
Fine Arts/Foreign Language
I've previously worked as an art educator abroad, in Cairo, Egypt, at the Higher Institute for Applied Arts. In my four years of combined higher education teaching, I have taught visual arts (printmaking, graphic design, book illustration). I've been a teacher at Grissom High School for four years. I taught Crafts I, II, visual art, drawing II, and 2D design (printmaking).