I believe…

…in the power of self-reflection and self-awareness
…that we are all connected as human beings and that that connection should be based in love and compassion
…in a higher power
…in my Shia Ismaili Muslim identity and the goodness that my faith has to offer
…that all faith traditions have something wonderful to offer the world
…in being true to who I am, no matter what situation I’m in
…in the power of education to truly impact the world we live in
…in the potential of every child, no matter who they are or where they’re from
…that I was meant to be a teacher
…that education lasts a lifetime and is not limited to a classroom
…in instilling a love of learning into my students that they will then cherish and make use of throughout their lives
…that we are inherently social beings, but that solitude is also powerful
…in the collective strength of women and the potential of all that we can do if we work together
…in the collective strength and goodness of humankind and the potential of all that we can make this world if we work together
…in kindness, generosity, humility, integrity
…that growth mindset is one of the most needed skills in any area of life today
…in myself as an intelligent, capable human being who can do anything she sets her mind to
…that one person can change the world