Hi I'm Maysaa!

The idea behind the founding of Pono came from my own journey in education and learning. One of the most illuminating realizations in my life was then when I realized that learning was really about making connections that can help elevate and broaden one’s understanding and view of life with all its wonder and complexity without any one facet taking primacy over the rest.  I hold a B.A. in English literature from Damascus University, an M.A. in learning disabilities, an M.S. in reading and learning disabilities, and an Ed.D. in curriculum and teaching. I live in Manhattan with my husband and co-author, Tarek Hatab, and my daughter, Sulaf, who is enrolled at Pono Learning.