Patricia Zahirah Salahuddin, Ed.D.
An educator for more than 30 years, Dr. Salahuddin has taught middle and high school students in public and Islamic schools. During her teaching career, she held the positions of team leader, department chairperson and class and club sponsor. In 2000 she became a National Board Certified teacher and in 2011 she earned a doctorate of education from Florida International University (FIU); the focus of her research was character education in a Muslim school’s curriculum. Her dissertation has been published in book form.
Dr. Salahuddin is a founding member of Muslim Teachers Association (MTA), an organization designed to facilitate networking and professional development for teachers serving Muslim schools. Dr. Salahuddin was also instrumental in organizing the Council of Islamic Schools in the Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties of South Florida (CISSF).
To support professional development for teachers, she serves on the ISNA Education Forum Planning Committee that plans the Muslim education conference held each year in Chicago. Patricia is the chairperson for Clara Mohammed School Board in Miami, Florida. Additional board service includes: Board member for the Council of Islamic Schools of North America (CISNA) and Vice-Chairperson of the Board for Islamic Schools League of America (ISLA). Presently, Patricia is also serving as an Adjunct Lecturer for Florida International University.