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My name is Samaa Said, and I am honored to be part of Faria’s second grade team. I started my teaching career by getting involved at private schools as a substitute teacher and eventually as a full time teacher in the bay area. Through that experience I realized my passion for teaching, and once my kids were old enough, I decided to go back to get a formal degree in education. I recently earned my Master’s Degree in Arts of Education, curriculum and instruction and my Multiple Subject Credentials from San Jose State University. I have been in the bay area for fifteen years, and prior to that I lived in Ottawa, Canada where I earned my BA of commerce with honors in finance from the University of Ottawa. I'm blessed to have 2 lovely children, and an extremely supportive husband. We enjoy traveling together to coastal areas whenever possible. One of the aspects that excite me the most about teaching at Faria is the collaboration that takes place between teachers and administration at all grade levels. At Faria, we believe in our students’ incredible talents and capabilities, and we strive to exceed expectations.