Mrs. Saleem was born in Pakistan, where she attended Lahore College. In 1994 she received her B.A. in Economics and in 1996 her M.A. in Urdu (Lit) from Government College Lahore. She came to the U.S. in 1996 and took Child Development classes at the Association of Childhood Services in Oakland. In 2007 her dreams came true when she completed her Montessori training at the Montessori Institute of Advanced Studies and is now a Montessori teacher. Shahida believes that the purpose of Montessori education is to help children become independent, self-directed and confident in themselves. Her aim is to help children become better human beings. She has 4 brothers and speaks 4 different languages! She loves reading, listening to music, wearing clothing from her country and smiling!
Hands down, this is a special place on earth and despite the good and bad that comes with disruption in this world for children, I feel good knowing my boys built a good foundation at GLM.
GLM has been a magical place and a transformative experience for my grand daughters!
We are so happy that she can return to GLM. We miss it so much. It is truly a uniquely wonderful school.
Andrea, Edward & Zelda Durant