Fatma Elsawaf

I am an Egyptian-born American, the mother of two school age children, and a multilingual and multicultural professional who believes in valuing diversity while maintaining cultural identity. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature from Alexandria University, Egypt; and a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, (TESOL) from the California State University at San Jose. , I obtained a Multiple Subject Credential with CLAD certification in 2013 and I taught Common Core subjects in the first Arabic Dual Immersion program in a California public charter school. Currently I am pursuing a doctorate in Educational Policy and Leadership from the California State University at Sacramento.

I believe in inspiring and motivating children to be deeply rooted in their cultural and religious identities while reaching out towards unlimited possibilities. My goal is to encourage my students to reach their fullest potential by focusing on the whole child–their social, emotional, and academic growth. I strive to build children’s character as they compete academically, and to stimulate the development of ethical and independent citizens. I am looking forward to teaching fifth grade at FEA and to being a positive change agent and a great contributor to the welfare of our Islamic community.