Meet the Head of School

Sr. Magda Elkadi Saleh

Message from  Sr. Magda Elkadi Saleh

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

I am honored and blessed to introduce and welcome you to Bayaan Academy, a truly amazing school in New Tampa.

Bayaan Academy is not only a school, it is a true learning experience, encompassing the best of programs into one. We are happy to be partnering with Ahlul Quran Academy, led by Dr. Dalia Eldeeb, for the Hifdh and Pre-Hifdh programs.

The Hifdh program includes, in addition to Qur’an Memorization, Arabic for Understanding Qur’an, Tafseer, Hadith, Stories of the Prophets, and Character Education.

The Academic Program also aims to surpass all expectations by providing interactive, in-depth, and project-based teaching in all subject areas with integration of topics covered in the Hifdh/Pre-Hifdh programs.

Please explore our web-site as a means of taking a virtual tour of Bayaan Academy and what it represents.  Get to know our vision and mission and see how they are lived through our academics, our spiritual activities, our extra-curricular activities, and our involvement with the community.

We are truly blessed to be embarking on this journey which is Bayaan Academy and hope that you will be with us every step of the way.  As we strive for excellence in all we do, we know that the process is one of reflection and self-improvement.  Please be involved in this process and act as our eyes and our ears, always looking for ways to grow and improve for the benefit of the students.   Together, let us guide our students and enable them to reach their utmost potential and success in this life and the next.

Sr. Magda Elkadi Saleh, Head of School– Bayaan Academy

Sr. Magda has been an administrator in Islamic schools since 1992.  She served as Vice Principal and then Principal at Universal Academy of Florida (UAF) from 1992 – 2003.While at UAF, she led the accreditation process which led UAF to becoming the first Islamic school in Florida to be fully accredited by FCIS & FKC. After leaving UAF in 2003 and taking a year off, she then joined American Youth Academy (AYA) as its founding principal in 2004 and then served as AYA’s Head of School until 2015.  As AYA’s Head of School, she spearheaded and oversaw Strategic Planning, Marketing & Fundraising, the development of new programs within the school, and building relationships with other schools and organizations in the region. She also led the school through two successful accreditation visits and full authorization of the IB Diploma Program.

From 2009-2015, Sr. Magda has worked with FCIS and Advanc-Ed as an evaluator on accreditation teams visiting schools applying for accreditation or re-accreditation. Since 2010, she has served on the Planning Committee for ISNA’s Education Forum held each year in Chicago and has presented topics and conducted workshops at the Forum numerous times.  In 2014, she became President of Radiant Hands, a non-profit, social services organization, whose mission it is to help empower women and families in the community.