Degrees and Certifications:
Batool Abbas, Special Education
College(s): Texas Women's University.
Teaching History: I joined Plano ISD and stayed at Christie Elementary for 8 years. Then I went to Wylie ISD and worked as an Educational Diagnostician for 2 years. After two years, I came back to Plano ISD and joined Huffman Elementary. Now, I’m teaching 3rd and 4th grade. I am very excited to be part of an IB programme.
Family: I am married and live with my loving husband and two daughters. My husband, Syed, has his own start-up company and works from home. Laila, my older daughter, is in medical school - UT Southwestern Medical Centre. Hibah, my younger daughter is a freshman at UT Dallas.
Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: Our family loves to travel! I also enjoy reading, shopping and decorating!
Why did you want to start the IB PYP at Huffman? I believe in the vision of the IBPYP. I believe that the programme inspires students to become life-long learners. Through its inquiry-led approach, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts. This is an amazing program and I am very happy to be a part of it!