Ms. Khalida Baste brings over 17 years of experience in education serving in different capacities in private schools in Chicagoland and UAE. Most recently, she was the Academic Vice Principal of Applied Technology High School and Secondary Technical School in UAE, where she spent 3 years in strategic planning and implementing school improvement plans for two schools. Prior to her experience in UAE, she was the Principal of Aqsa School for 6 years leading and managing all administrative aspects of the school. Before pursuing leadership roles, Ms. Baste gained 8 years of experience as a teacher at Aqsa School in Bridgeview, IL, where she taught math and science subjects. Ms. Baste has a B.S. degree in Psychology from Loyola University, an M.S. degree in Biotechnology from Northwestern University, and an M.A. in Educational Leadership, Type 75 General Administrative Certification from Lewis University.