Ustadha Safiyyah Salaam holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, a master’s degree in Collaborative Education with an English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement, and a master’s degree in educational leadership. She began her career in special education and eventually shifted to ESL where she has worked as a team leader, peer coach, and currently as an ESL Coordinator for a charter school network. Her specialty areas include family engagement, ESL instructional design and delivery, co-teaching, and instructional coaching. In her volunteer life, she serves as the parliamentarian and member-at-large for TN TESOL and, she serves as a course instructor and volunteer. Recently, she has joined The Nexus Experience Collaborative where she works as a coach and facilitator with a focus on multilingual education for schools and other organizations.
Ustadha Safiyyah has been teaching “Teaching Skills and Methodology for Elementary” with Ribaat since 2017.