Lead Teacher, Preschool. Has been with KAL since April of ’02. She is originally from Lahore, Pakistan and taught 1st through 5th grade for 5 years at a private school in Lahore. She received the Golden Apple Award from Upper Arlington in 2011. She also was awarded the Best Preschool Teacher in Franklin County from the Columbus Association for the Education of Young Children in 2011. She completed her Child Development Associate Certificate in 2009. She has completed 240 h ours of in-service education. When asked why she works with children, she says, “I chose to work with young children because I love children. When I see a child, I see my own children and how they used to be when they were little. My only desire is to nurture them and help build their educational foundation. Being a teacher is a perfect fit for me. I feel that I was born to teach.”