Become a Board Member

GVA’s board consists of the founder brother Abdul-Hakeem Rashad and sister Raiyanah Abdul-Karim. We are currently seeking members to help serve our school. 

As a board member, you will collaborate with other board members. You will oversee and make decisions on the overall structure, policies, and practices of the school to ensure their effectiveness on the students served. 

More specifically, board members will serve in these areas:

  • Evaluate organization and program structure and accountability 
  • Evaluate student academic success 
  • Evaluate student weaknesses and formulate action plans for improvement
  • Oversee the strategic plan of the school 
  • Drive student enrollment through advertising 
  • Drive Fundraising through business connections and philanthropies 
  • Fiscal responsibility and accountability 

To become a member contact: founder@gatewayvirtualacademy.com 

 

Principal

 

  • Name: Sarah-Jayne Salim
  • Location: UK
  • Birth Place: UK
  • Experience: 6 years in Educational Leadership
  • Degrees: BSc (HONS); M.Ed, Ed.D
  • Certificates:​QTLS, UK & SEN qualified
Administrative Manager
  • ​Name – Shama Pm
  • Location – Dubai
  • Birth Place – India
  • Years of Experience – 1 year Online Education; 3 years administrative
  • Degrees – Bachelors of Business Administration
Secretary Assistant
  • Full Name – Juvaria Shifaz
  • Location – Kerala, India
  • Birthplace – Kerala, India
  • Experience – 4  years secretarial
  • Degrees – Graduated in B.A English language and literature
Secretary Assistant
  • ​Name- Munirah Abdul Muhamin 
  • Location – Texas, USA
  • Birth Place – Texas, USA
  • Years of Experience – n/a
  • Education: High-School Diploma
  • Certificate – Islamic Studies 
Arabic Teacher
  • ​Name – Heba Mohammady Mohammad
  • Contact: hebam@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location – Cairo, Egypt
  • Birthplace – Egypt
  • Years of Experience – 9 years
  • Degrees – BA in Arabic Linguistics (Ain Shams University -Cairo-Egypt )_ with Honours
  • ​Certificates :

Certificate of appreciation from Ain Shams University

Certificate of appreciation Al-Tayseer Institute

Course in Multiple Intelligence at Ajial Training Center

Ijazah in Riwayat Hafs by Asem

Quran Teacher
  • Name: Ruwayda Elsayed Eladawy
  • Contact: ustadharuwayda@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location : Damietta, Egypt
  • Birthplace: Damietta, Egypt
  • Years of experience: 9 years
  • Degrees : Graduated from Dar Uloom, Cairo Egypt in Islamic Studies. Pursuing Masters in  Arabic grammar
  • Certificate: Ijaza Hifz Al Quran
High-School Social Studies Teacher
  • Full Name – Fatema El-sayed
  • Location – Dubai
  • Birthplace – America 
  • Experience – 6 years 
  • Degrees – Political Science & Arab and Islamic Civilizations. Pursuing Masters in Education 
High School Language Arts Teacher
  • Name: Jahmiya McAnuff
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Birth Place: New Jersey
  • Experience: 5 Years
  • Degrees: Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in English 

High School Math Teacher
  • Name – Ansiya Eshack
  • Contact: ansiyae@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location – Ernakulam, Kerala India
  • Birth Place – Kochi, Kerala India
  • Years of Experience – 14 years (Teaching in Engineering Colleges)
  • Degrees:  

                        M.Tech (VLSI & Embedded Systems)

                        MBA (Human Resource Management)

                        B.Tech (Electronics & Communication Engineering)

                        PhD in Electronics (Pursuing – Completed Course Work)

  • ​Certificates – KMEA Engineering College, MES College of Engineering
Middle & High School Science Teacher
  • ​Name- Noha Hosni
  • Contact: nohaa@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location- Cairo, Egypt
  • Birth Place- Egypt
  • Years of Experience- 5 years
  • Degrees: Bachelor degree of pharmacy; Master degree in analytical chemistry; Pursuing Ph.D. in analytical chemistry
Middle School Language Arts Teacher

 

  • Name: Sarah-Jayne Salim
  • Location: UK
  • Birth Place: UK
  • Experience: 20 plus years teaching 
  • Degrees: BSc (HONS); M.Ed, Ed.D
  • Certificates:​QTLS, UK & SEN qualified
Middle School Social Studies Teacher
  • ​Name – Aminata Adebisi 
  • Contact: aminata@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location – New York City 
  • Birthplace – Atlanta Georgia
  • Years of Experience – 5 years
  • Degrees – Bachelors of Liberal Arts Major: Communications Minor: Psychology  
  • Certificates:
    • Catapult Learning
    • Curriculum & Lesson Planning
    • Certificate with Distinction: Common Core in Action ; Literacy in the Content Areas.
    • AdvancED Certificate of Recognition in gaining accreditation.
Middle School Math Teacher
  • Full Name : Sonia Ansari
  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Birth Place : New Delhi, India
  • Experience: 6 Years
  • Degrees : Post Graduate Diploma in Management with specialization in Finance, Bachelors in Commerce
Elementary Math Teacher
  • Name – Aminah Siddiq
  • Contact: aminahs@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location – Virginia, USA
  • Birth Place – Virgina, USA
  • Years of Experience – 18+ years
  • Degrees – Master of Science in Mathematics Bachelors of Science in Mathematics
  • Certificates – Certified Substitute Teacher
Elementary Social Studies
  • ​Name – Ahlam Mohammed 
  • Contact: ahlamm@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location – New York
  • Birthplace – New York 
  • Years of Experience – 11 years
  • Degrees – Bachelor of Science Early Childhood Education 
Elementary Language Arts Teacher
  • ​Name – Khadijah Muhammad 
  • Contact: khadijahm@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location – Anguilla
  • Birthplace – Anguilla 
  • Years of Experience – 3 years
  • Degrees – Bsc Islamic Theology 
Elementary Science Teacher
  • ​Name – Saadiya Aslam
  • Contact: saadiyaa@gatewayvirtualacademy.com
  • Location –  Massachusetts
  • Years of Experience – 4 years
  • Degrees – Master Degree in Medicine  & Bachelors Degree in Medicine