121 S Citron Anaheim, CA 92805

Fax: 1-657-208-3027

121 S Citron Anaheim, CA 92805

Fax: 1-657-208-3027

Faculty

Faculty

Laila Shahrestani
Administrator/Secondary Math
  • Master’s in Biological Sciences/Microbiology (California Poly University Pomona, Pomona, CA)
  • Bachelor of Art in Biological Sciences (California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA)
  • Weekend School Principal (Resalat Institution, Canog Park, CA.) (2007 – Present)
  • Hiring teachers for Persian and Arabic languages, ethics and art classes, training teachers to be most effective andmaximizing student learning. Writing school curriculum and handbook
  • Microbiology Faculty (West Coast University, Ontario, CA.) (2010 – Present)
  • Lecturing and supervising laboratory courses in Microbiology for nursing students who are working towards BS or MA in nursing
  • Lecturer on Salaam Television Network (Mission Viejo, CA.) (2010 – Present)
  • (Science & Religion) Live tutoring on AP Biology and AP Chemistry on an international TV network to help students pass the college board exam successfully.
Christine Komaki
Director/Elementary English Language

With a background in Business Administration, my volunteer work led to a position as a Junior-High School Coordinator at a private school as well as teaching English and History at the elementary level. I continued into Administration as Director. Having been a School Director for over 15 years, my experience led to a position as Director of Operations for an online university. After 6 years in that role, I returned to private school administration.
My philosophy is to encourage students to look beyond the classroom and view the world around them as a place of learning and discovery. I create an environment that fosters the value of learning and strong work ethic along with the expectation of learning the importance of integrity, compassion and leadership.

Mona Shahrestani
Elementary Admin/Science, Secondary Social Studies
Anisa Anwari
Lower Elementray History/Geography, Art
Sahar Albazerkan
Foreign Languag Arabic/French
Sukaina Raza
PreK/Kindergarten teacher

With a bachelors degree in Child and Adolescent Development, teaching has been a part of my life for over 8 years. I spent most of my teaching career volunteering at various Sunday schools and later on getting involved with the public school system and Head Start program. I am dedicated to create an environment at Guide Academy that promotes student well-being and facilitates their independent learning. I aspire to create an environment of religious and academic growth for the students.

Hoda HaftJavaherian
Robotics, Ethics
Huda Garawi
Math

Huda Garawi was born in Najaf, Iraq. She received her B.S. in Physics from University of Baghdad, Iraq. After moving to California, she received her associate teaching credentials state of California in 2006. She has also successfully completed the teacher development program in neuro psychology of learning in addition to various teaching workshops which have supplemented her teaching career.
For the last 20 years of her teaching experience, she has mainly taught Arabic and Islamic Studies/Qur’an at multiple schools with students from various ethnic backgrounds and ages/levels as well as subjects in math, science and social studies.
She became a part of MPS in the spring of 2013 where she eventually joined the administrative staff. She designed a complete Arabic program to advance students’ analytical skills and comprehension as well as memorizing large chapters in the Qur’an by using a Montessori and traditional mixed curriculum.
Mrs. Garawi enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. On her days off, she enjoys walking at the beach in Crystal Cove Park, traveling and gardening.

Mina Hosseini
Secondary Science

Mina Hosseini is a Masters of Mechatronic/ Biomedical Engineering graduate from the University of New south wales in Sydney, Australia. She has been trained all over the world in a variety of International Baccalaureate (IB) professional training workshops and has been working as a leadership team member, IB PYP, MYP and DP coordinater as well as a secondary mathematics teacher at Mehr-e Taban International School for the last 5 years.

Maryam Fateminia
Art, Physical Education

First Name: Seyedeh Maryam
Family name: Fateminia
Birth date: 06/24/1989
Born in: Tehran
Graduated from: Azad university, branch tehran markaz.
Major: Islamic Law
Other trainings: Art, psychology

Alireza Shegefti
Marketing

Ali Shegefti is a Marketing Director at Guide Academy, where he coordinates and leads all marketing stuff, including marketing planning and data analysis. He’s also financial advisor to the institution. Ali has worked with reputable retail and logistics companies like Nike, Walmart, UPS and helped many startups with business analysis and FP&A, among other distinctions in the field. Ali is skilled in marketing and analysis to help with promoting Guide Academy to make it a well-known brand in education industry in OC. Ali is graduated in business leadership from Stanford university.