Salam Aref, Founder & Creative Director
Lead Arabic& Islam Teacher - Green Classroom
B.S in Architecture, Minor in Art History
A mother of two boys, Salam founded Aya Montessori to create a safe and creative space for children in a healthy Islamic environment. She designed Aya to create an open and creative atmosphere for Aya students using contemporary designs and friendly colors.
As an MSDE approved Preschool Teacher and being the Creative Director of Aya, she teaches Islam and Arabic using modern and fun techniques through Art, Singing and Story-telling. Salam is currently working on her certificate in EarlyChildhood Leadership at Harvard.