Arastu, Zaheer

Zaheer Arastu has been honored to serve in Islamic education since 2004.  Zaheer taught secondary science for over seven years, and has served as an administrator for schools in Maryland and Oklahoma for over nine years.  He has extensive experience developing secondary school programs, including academic and career counseling services for high school students; twelve of his secondary students have earned National Merit Commended, Semi-Finalist, or Finalist status.  He also serves as the Dean of Innovation and Technology at Peace Academy in Tulsa, OK. Additionally, as a Certified Lead Evaluator for AdvancEd (the largest accrediting body in the world) he has served on numerous external review teams for secondary school accreditation.

Zaheer earned his Master’s in Secondary Education from The George Washington University Graduate School of Education in Washington, D.C. Additionally, he completed training in Educational Leadership through the The University of Oklahoma’s Jeannine Rainbolt College of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, where he earned Principal Certification.  Zaheer received his Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and Sociology from The George Washington University.  Zaheer has been an avid student of Islamic knowledge since 2000, taking classes through AlMaghrib Institute, Bayyinah, Qalam Institute, and local scholars. 

Zaheer enjoys educating others about Islam and served as Georgetown University’s first ever Chaplain-In-Residence from 2003-2005 and currently serves as Outreach Coordinator for the Islamic Society of Tulsa.   Zaheer is enthusiastic about inspiring young leaders to be committed to Allah–by feeding the mind, body, and soul the nutrition needed to serve His creation and earn His eternal pleasure.