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Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified


Sameerah Saadiq

Director/ Lead Teacher GSRP

Sameerah Saadiq is a migrant from Louisville Kentucky, an educator of more than ten years, a wife of nineteen years, mother to five, and a fifth-year entrepreneur. After wrapping up her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Early Childhood Education, she went on to start an early learning center in Detroit Al-Wali Child Care Center. Dedicated to the success of families and community, she has opened her doors to many families in times of need. She could not do it alone, Sameerah was granted the Motor City Match award and partnered with Matrix Human Services CCP in 2016. Since inception, she has employed over 22 and has paid for multiple child development associate programs. Her team consist of full-time staff, community, and family support. Her plan is to continue to develop in Detroit and make the city better than she found it almost 20 years ago.


Gabii Paul

Assistant Teacher

“I love books, and I like to travel and learn about different cultures. I volunteer with an animal shelter on Saturdays. I have been working with children for six years, and I have a BA in Communications and Spanish. I will be completing a Master’s program in Early Childhood Education in the spring, and I consider myself a child advocate.”

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Alyssa Crain 

Assistant Teacher

Alyssa Crain is not only a first time mother but she’s also a "your kid’s first" type of teacher and she loves her job, while the little ones are learning in a new realm of life so is she in a new phase of life. As your kid’s first teacher she’d like to include her passion of visual arts into their curriculum. She graduated from Marygrove College with a BA in Art in 2016. In the last 2 years she’s been able to contribute art to two local organizations, DREAM of Detroit and NSO Neighborhood Service Organization’s Man in the City event where the art was then auctioned off. She is all about doing that which brings fulfillment and positivity because what you put in is what you get out.

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