About Me


My name is Ali Sayed and I am a science educator who is passionate about teaching biology, chemistry, and physics to high school students. My interest in education began in 2011, when my college professor asked me to become a supplemental instructor for an introductory biology class. I really enjoyed the experience of connecting with students, sharing my passion for science, and preparing students for their careers. I graduated from Wayne State University with a bachelor's degree in biological sciences. After graduating from college, I attended medical school for two years. Although I enjoyed medicine as a science, I didn’t feel like my passion for education was fulfilled. After spending some time as a tutor, substitute teacher, and paraprofessional, I decided to pursue a master’s degree in secondary education at Roosevelt University. I completed my student teaching at Maine South High School.

I am currently a biology instructor at Niles West High School and a Knowles Teacher Initiative Fellow. Go West!