Hi, I’m Fariha Nadeem, proud owner-operator of Celebree School of Bristow. In the bustling heart of our city, each day brings new opportunities for growth and connection. My journey weaves together the art of education, the joys of motherhood, and has taken on even more vibrant hues with my involvement in Celebree School.
As an educator, my classrooms have always been dynamic spaces of discovery and wonder. Guiding young minds to explore their curiosity, fostering a love for learning, and helping them reach their developmental milestones have been my sources of inspiration. With every child’s milestone, every student’s “aha” moment, and every bloom that graces my garden, my life gains depth and purpose. When I joined Celebree School, I discovered a community that not only resonated with my dedication to nurturing intellectual and social-emotional growth but also shared my fervor for teaching as an art form.
Balancing my teaching pursuits with the joys of parenthood, I find so much joy in the laughter and curiosity of my 2.5-year-old daughter and my infant. Parenthood has added an extra layer of vibrancy to my life, infusing every moment with purpose and a profound sense of connection. I have also found that gardening – much like teaching and motherhood – has become a cherished means for me to nurture life. Tending to the earth and coaxing life from it mirrors the growth I strive to inspire in my students and my children. Whether I’m nurturing my children, my students, or even my plants, I am reminded of the incredible role teachers play in shaping lives. This trinity of roles, each complementing the other, lends a symphony of fulfillment to my days.
I am so excited to bring the Celebree difference to the families of Bristow. I promise to foster a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where your children can learn and grow. I am here to listen to your concerns and committed to helping each child achieve their fullest potential. Thank you for trusting me with your little one and welcome to our school!
Hello! My name is Jamelah Sylvester and I am the Assistant Director of Celebree School of Bristow. I have been working in childcare for six years. My experience expands across a wide age group, from infancy all the way up to school age (age 12).
I was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia and have recently moved to the Manassas area. I am proud to be a mother of my beautiful daughter who is in the 3rd grade. I am super excited to be apart of the Celebree team and bring joy and love to each family that comes my way!
Hi, I’m Nasar Ahmed, owner-operator of Celebree School of Bristow, and I’m so happy to bring the highest quality of childcare to our community. With a strong dedication to education and community growth, my journey through the business world is a story of innovation and perseverance. I hold a Master’s degree from London, and my path has been marked by many diverse accomplishments. I’ve successfully managed multiple businesses, partnering with industry leaders and shaping impressive growth. My expertise in retail management, staff empowerment, and financial prudence has continued to be a constant throughout my career.
Along with my entrepreneurial spirit, I bring a wealth of knowledge to my role here at Celebree. I’ve navigated IT complexities and cybersecurity challenges with tailored solutions. My tenure in healthcare as a Medical Claims Specialist highlights my skill in negotiation, cost-effective strategies, and relationship building. I’ve played key roles in reshaping investment opportunities and revitalizing company policies as a Marketing Team Coordinator, and, as an Assistant Manager, I’ve nurtured strong client relationships. Each of my roles has contributed to a well-rounded expertise, and I look forward to bringing my wealth of knowledge into my role as owner here at Celebree.
My promise is to create an exceptional family, staff, and child experience each and every day.
I’m committed to investing in my teachers, offering opportunities to ‘Grow Big’ and support their development in any way I can. My story is one of accomplishments and a deep dedication to shaping a brighter future through the worlds of business and education. Welcome to Celebree School of Bristow!
Qurat Malik currently serves as the School Director at Celebree School of Bristow. Originally from California, she relocated to Virginia two decades ago. Married with two children, she and her family reside in the Bristow area. In her leisure time, Qurat indulges in scrapbooking and enjoys traveling with her loved ones.
A graduate of San Jose State University, Qurat holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. Her journey in early childhood education commenced in 1997 when she worked as a part-time School Age teacher while pursuing her university studies. With 27 years of experience, she has worked both in the classroom and in administrative roles.
Qurat’s educational philosophy revolves around enriching children’s learning, fostering critical thinking, and encouraging curiosity. She believes in starting with fundamental concepts such as fairness, kindness, and truthfulness, while also motivating children to express their thoughts and reasoning. Always eager to learn, she is dedicated to supporting teachers in their professional growth.
Excited to introduce the Celebree experience to the Bristow area, Qurat is committed to providing the best foundation for lifelong learning.