HS Science and Math Teacher


Tenth and Eleventh


Biology (dual enrollment), Chemistry, Geometry

About Ayman Hariz

Hello and thank you for visiting my page. I am a high school science and math teacher at Foothills Academy College Prep and have been teaching here for the past four years. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology from the Lebanese University in Beirut back in 2004. In 2013, I finished my Master’s degree in Human and Molecular Genetics at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a researcher and an educator, I foster a vibrant environment with the objective of stimulating critical thinking and scientific inquisitiveness.


M.S. Human and Molecular Genetics, Virginia Commonwealth University
B.S. Animal Biology, Lebanese University

Work Experience

2014-Present: Foothills Academy Teacher of Middle School Integrated Science, High School Chemistry and Biology, Geometry
2011-2014: Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
2007-2011: International School of Choueifat (Egypt), Teacher & Head of Science Department
2005-2011: International School of Choueifat, Science Teacher

The best thing about teaching: Molding minds of today’s generation into powerful, purposeful people.

Some of my favorite things:

  • Colors: Red, Purple
  • Food: Kabab Hummus Burger
  • Book: Lodish
  • Subject: Science
  • Hobby: Go Karts
  • Sports Team: Soccer/Brazil

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would be: a researcher

Publications: Functional interactions between NURF and Ctcf regulate gene expression. ” Mol Cell Biol. 2015 Jan;35(1):224-37. doi: 10.1128/MCB.00553-14. Epub 2014 Oct 27″