Dr. Ruhi Khan

Senior Specialist, West Team


Dr. Ruhi Khan has been an educator for over 20 years. Prior to joining the NIET team, Ruhi worked as an elementary school teacher and a TAP master teacher. As a master teacher, she conducted teacher evaluations and designed research-based, data-driven professional development opportunities in collaboration with leadership team members to implement in classrooms in order to increase student achievement. In 2010, she was recognized as the Deer Valley Unified School District's Teacher of the Year.

In 2014, Ruhi joined the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University as a clinical assistant professor in the teacher preparation program. This entailed working with teacher candidates by teaching courses and providing feedback during coaching, observations, and evaluations using NIET's Teaching Standards Rubric.

Following her role as a clinical assistant professor, Ruhi moved to the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College where she supported international projects in educator professional development and action research, and assisted with Teachers College initiatives at a local level. Her experience includes leading the Building Leadership for Change through School Immersion Project to supported 105 international educators to develop their leadership skills in collaboration with local school districts in Arizona. During her career, Ruhi has presented at international, national, and local conferences. She has also published articles about professional development models, action research, and teacher preparation.

Ruhi holds a bachelor's degree in teacher education from York University in Toronto, Canada, a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction from Illinois Benedictine University, and a Doctor of Education in organizational leadership with an emphasis in instruction at Grand Canyon University.

Dr. Ruhi  Khan

Why are you passionate about working at NIET?

I appreciate NIET's mission of "building educator excellence to give all students the opportunity for success." As an educator, I have great pride in knowing that I am contributing to teaching and learning that is grounded in ensuring that all students can achieve.

What do you do in your free time?

I enjoy cooking and experimenting with new recipes. I love to explore infusing different ingredients and flavors from various cultures to engage in culinary adventures that are based on unique and distinctive tastes. When I am not cooking, I look for restaurants that specialize in food fusion. I am definitely a foodie!