Our Team

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5th & 6th Grade Science Teacher

Ahmed was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. After completing his bachelor’s degree in geology, Ahmed worked for the largest oil company in Saudi Arabia for several years and would most times be out in the desert or on off-shore oil rigs analyzing the soil samples and advising the drilling efforts.

In 2014 Ahmed moved to South Florida, met his spouse and completed the requirements to become a teacher. This is where he found his true passion. After teaching middle school science for several years at a school for disadvantaged kids, Ahmed and his family decided to escape the high temperatures of south Florida and move to the beautiful Asheville area in 2019, where he has been teaching in Haywood County.

Ahmed’s passion for creating a safe space for learning and mutual respect among his students has led him to the FernLeaf teaching team. When he’s not working, Ahmed can be found playing soccer and kickball, as well as bowling on a local team. He loves to travel and spend time with family and friends.