I am half Egyptian, half German and grew up both in Egypt and Germany before immigrating to the U.S. in my teens. In New York I earned a BA in Theatre Arts and Dance and also in Arabic Language and Culture. After I graduated I moved to L.A. and worked at 4 studios in Hollywood for 15 years before moving to San Diego. Since then I’ve been married, had our son, Noah and began my career as Educator. I truly feel I found my calling. I was trained in PBL right out of the gate and am a firm believer that students K-12 learn best by constructing knowledge through experiential immersion opportunities.
In addition to being an Educator my passion is dance, every style of dance. Over the last 10 years I absolutely fell in love with West Coast Swing, a highly creative and artistic partner dance. My friends know me as Fatima, the dancer, as I dance any style, any time, any where. When I hear music I’ve been seen grapevining through the hallways.
I am happy to be a part of the High Tech High team this year as an Education Specialist.