Joan is an educational consultant having served as a teacher, Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Learning, and principal of a private school. She was a fifth grade teacher at Shirley for eighteen years and served as a grade level chairperson, grade level representative for science in her local district, and BTSA support provider for her school. She specializes in literacy, English Language Development, Multicultural Education and the Social Sciences. Ms. Faqir also serves as President of UCLA’s Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and President of Al-Taliah (Vanguards for Literacy). Current term to 6/30/2020.