Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in Speech Communications at St. Mary's University M.A. in Media Communications at St. Mary's University M.S. in Science Education at Lehman College

Ms. Zahrah Ektefaei

Aquatic Science Teacher

Hi, my name is Zahrah Ektefaei or Ms. Ektefaei, although most students will probably call me Ms. E. I am a Galveston native who attended Parker, Weis, Central, and am a proud Ball High Graduate (go Tors!). After Ball High I graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. I moved back to the island July of 2016 after a 12-year stint in NYC; if you’re ever going for a visit, let me know and I’ll give you some recommendations! I believe that we should leave a place better than we found it, so, in Aquatic Science, we spend time learning about the impact we have on our planet as well as participate in some hands on activities that will make Galveston Island a better place. I love that I get to teach at my old high school and hope that students have as great of an experience as I did. I live on the island, while I grew up on the west end, I’m adjusting to live as an east-ender. Chances are pretty good that you’re probably going to see me at a store or in a restaurant. Don’t be afraid to say hi!