Fawakih Program Manager & Quranic Arabic Instructor
Sofia Saiyed is the Program Manager for Fawakih Institute and serves as an instructor in Quranic Arabic at Fawakih. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology and Economics from Swarthmore College ('10), and a Master of Arts in Teaching from the State University of New York at New Paltz ('13). Sofia is a graduate of the Fawakih 2012 summer program, completing over 150 hours of Arabic training at Fawakih's Virginia chapter, and she continues to build on this foundation through further study with Fawakih’s senior instructors.
Sofia has experience working with middle and high school students in Philadelphia and New York public schools as a Social Studies teacher and running after-school and summer programs. She has also taught Islamic Sunday School in her hometown in upstate New York, focusing on Quran and Tafsir.