Sr. Magda Elkadi Saleh

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Sr. Magda Elkadi Saleh

Head of School

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.


Magda Elkadi Saleh is entering her 31st year as an Islamic School administrator. She headed both Universal Academy of Florida (UAF) and American Youth Academy (AYA) in Tampa for 11 years each. She led both schools through two successful accreditation visits and gained IB Diploma School authorization for AYA. She is currently Head of School at Bayaan Academy, an innovative school focusing on achieving excellence in both Arabic/Qur’an/Islamic Studies and Academics.

Heading schools, Magda Elkadi Saleh spearheads and oversees Strategic Planning, Marketing & Fundraising, the development of new programs within the school, training teachers and other administrators and building relationships with other schools and organizations in the region.

Sr. Magda has been consulting with Islamic schools and with communities contemplating opening Islamic schools since 1998 and served on accreditation evaluation teams for both FCIS and AdvancEd from 2009 – 2015.

In 2014, Sr. Magda became President of Radiant Hands, a non-profit, social services organization, whose mission is to help empower women and families in the community, who are facing various struggles in their lives and are in need of education, counseling and/or financial assistance. In October 2015, Radiant Hands took on the additional task of serving refugees coming to Tampa Bay from Muslim or Arabic-speaking countries.

She has been and continues to be involved in community activities and sees it as her personal goal to empower others to reach their utmost potentials and help raise people’s awareness of and increase their knowledge about Islam and how much Islam truly values humanitarian work and service to all.