Ameerah Fairley – Science
"I love teaching science because it is so relatable to real life," said Ameerah Fairley. "I love that ah-ha moment that kids have when they think it is so hard, but I break it down to where they can understand it. When they have that moment, it really makes me love my job."
Failey has been creating that moment for St. Louis area students for the past 8 years, starting her career as a high school science teacher with St. Louis City Public Schools.
Outside of school, Fairley enjoys spending time with her 9-year-old son and her husband but has also formed a non-profit aimed at mentoring teenage girls.
"It is called The Princess Perspective," she said. "My first name means princess in Arabic, the perspective part of it is about understanding that each of our ideas about being a princess will not look the same for everybody. We focus on educating the whole girl, dealing with physical issues, mental stability, and spiritual outreach. We also community service and we just took them on a college tour during spring break."
A St. Louis native, Fairley earned her Bachelor's degree from a private HBCU, Lane College in Jackson, Tenn., before returning to the area to get Master's Degrees in teaching and education administration at Lindenwood University.