Hagar Aboubakr is a dedicated and creative educator who strongly believes in holistic teaching and learning with accommodating and innovative practices tailored to each child’s individual needs. She has particular interests in concept-based learning, the inquiry process, tactile learning methods, literacy, and student agency. She considers herself a reflective, lifelong learner and inquirer! Ms. Aboubakr earned her elementary teaching certification from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where she completed an undergraduate teacher certification program and earned her B.A. in English literature. She went on to earn her M.A. in Education from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. She has over eight years of classroom teaching experience at the elementary and middle school level, most recently as a vibrant and respected PYP Homeroom teacher at Tarbiyah Academy. She has six more years of experience working with children in alternative learning settings such as with homeschool co-ops, professional tutoring, and teaching private classes. This will be her 6th year with Tarbiyah Academy, and working within the IB program. She is eager and excited to continue on the journey of fostering authentic learning experiences in the classroom for all children and to work with families and parents to create a meaningful partnership that serves the authentic learning experiences of our young learners. Contact her via email at hagaraboubakr [at] tarbiyahacademy [dot] org.