Azra Ali is the Principal of Huda School and Montessori located in Franklin, Michigan. Mrs. Ali holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership and an Education Specialist Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction. In addition to her leadership role at Huda School for the past six years, Mrs. Ali has also had a diverse classroom teaching experience in elementary and middle school. At Huda School, she has successfully implemented the IB Program and embraced the framework of Understanding by Design at her school. Mrs. Ali has delivered many successful workshops as part of professional development in the areas of Cooperative Learning, Understanding by Design, Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction and Marzano’s Effective Learning and Teaching Strategies. Mrs. Ali is dedicated to improving education by offering professional development workshops to teachers to increase student achievement based on the best practices and current research models.