Spring Oaks Middle 2014 Teacher of the Year - Farkhunda Yasim Azeem

Farkhunda Yasmin Azeem
Spring Oaks Middle School
Grade 6, Science

Bombay University (Bombay, India) Master of Science in Textile Chemistry, 1991
Bombay University (Bombay, India) Associate Degree, Business Management, 1990
Bombay University (Bombay, India) Bachelor of Science in Sciences, 1989

Teaching History                                    
Spring Oaks Middle School, Spring Branch ISD, 2004-2014
Iman Academy (Houston, Texas),  2003-2004

11 years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“I believe that teaching students to learn, think and reflect on their learning and thinking are the keys to producing lifelong learners who will be ready to meet the challenges of 21st century careers. Students need to have authentic, personally meaningful experiences to help them learn to use technology effectively, solve problems creatively, work collaboratively, communicate clearly, and live ethically.”

In the words of others

“Mrs. Azeem is that one in a million teacher who has all the tools, abilities, and, of course, the desire to be successful and help kids.”
Paul Suess, Spring Oaks Middle School Principal

“Ms. Azeem was from Day One and incredibly gifted teacher. Her smile and her ease with students, her natural love of learning, her ability to see from the students’
Perspective, and her knack for finding interesting and engaging learning activities were all indications of a master teacher who just needed a few years to fully develop her craft. “
David Sablatura, Ed.D., Former Spring Oaks Middle Principal, now Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Region IV Collaborative STM, Member, 2012-Present
Spring Branch ISD e-Trainer, 2009-Present

Grade 6 Team Leader, Spring Oaks Middle School, 2006-Present


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