Hameeda Qadafi, MA, recently retired from the University City School District where she was a highly respected gifted education teacher for 23 years. She joined the GRC board in 2016
Hameeda received her BA in Elementary Education from Harris-Stowe State University. She earned her masters from Webster University. Hameeda has lived in several parts of the world and uses her broad cultural background and sensitivity to design a wide range of interesting courses involving creative expression, the arts and team-building.
Hameeda guided 15 gifted second, third, fourth and fifth grade students at Pershing Accelerated School in University City to write and illustrate an award-winning book, We Dream of a World…The book was selected for the 2001 Grand Prize for Nonfiction from among 2,000 entries to the “Kids Are Authors” contest sponsored annually by Scholastic Book Fairs.
Through the years of teaching gifted students, Hameeda developed a strong connection with GRC, beginning with bringing teams to Academic Challenge Cup. Hameeda has taught GRC students since 1998, including both Saturday Learning Labs and Summer Academies. Since 1999 she has taught K-2 graders Math, Marvels and More.
Hameeda appreciates GRC’s contribution to the St. Louis Metropolitan community and is passionate about its mission,“because it advocates and provides opportunities that help strengthen and enhance gifted children academically, socially and emotionally,” she said. “Serving on the board of Gifted Resource Council allows me to extend my support beyond the classroom.”