Our Teachers

Ustatha Kelli Evans, Homeroom

I am Kelli Evans and I am the Pre K 4 teacher. This is my fifth year at LUA! 
I am originally from Ironton, Ohio. I graduated from Ohio University with a BA in Early Childhood Education. I also have my Master’s degree in Integrated Early Childhood Education. Before coming to LUA, I worked as the Kindergarten Preparation Teacher for the Toyota Child Development Center. I am so excited to be a part of the LUA family and look forward to a fabulous year!

Ustatha Fathia Shalash, Arabic/Islamic Studies/Quran

My name is Fathia Shalash. I am an Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran Teacher at Lexington Universal Academy. I was born in Kuwait where I acquired my high school diploma. After high school, I moved with my family to Jordan where I attended Islamic Community College. I received a diploma in Mathematics and a certificate in Islamic Studies. After college, I moved to Palestine where I worked as a kindergarten teacher for two years. Then, I got married and moved to America. I worked at a weekend Islamic school for a year.ren, all of whom have attended or are currently attending LUA. After a six year break from teaching to raise my four children, I was hired as a special needs educator with Fayette County Public Schools. I remained at this job for one year. When my son began attending LUA I started volunteering and became a member of the PTO. Then, I was hired as an assistant, helping to teach kindergarteners. This is my third year teaching Arabic, Quran, and Islamic Studies at LUA. For me, LUA is my home. I love teaching children and helping them apply Islamic values in their daily lives.