"You can teach a student a lesson for a day;

but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning

process as long as he lives.

Clay P. Bedford

Meet our Teaching Staff


Allison Berman


Allison Berman was a gifted educator and facilitator for 26 years in the Clark County School District. Her experience in the field of gifted education began in 1981 as a teacher/specialist and she has been part of the growth of the GATE program in the public school system. Ms. Berman earned a Master’s degree in school counseling in 1983 from UNLV and has developed innovative programs for families of gifted students and their parents. Allison Berman was SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) certified in 2003 and has coached parent and student groups. In addition, she has created the curriculum and course work for the Nevada State Gifted Endorsement Program at Sierra Nevada College and taught several foundation courses for new GATE specialists. Allison was part of a team of GATE specialists that developed the Scope and Sequence for the CCSD GATE Program in 2005 and has presented at national and local conferences on various topics related to gifted education.

Ms. Berman’s experience and passion for gifted students is prominent. She is excited to work with the team of professionals at Nasri Academy for Gifted Children. Her goal is to guide students to meet their academic and social potential. She looks forward to being part of this exciting opportunity to serve the educational needs of gifted learners in our community.

Ellen Lambert


Ellen Lambert graduated from California State University Northridge with her B.S in Environmental Biology. Her educational experience involves studying and promoting the conservation of plants and animals and their vital ecosystems. Before graduating from Cal State Northridge, she had the opportunity to visit various locations of the Ecuadorian rainforest, which is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth! In Ecuador, Ellen conducted independent research on plants and amphibians while taking tropical biology coursework. Aside from being a biologist and a naturalist, Ellen is also an educator and has worked with young kids as a tutor and mentor for several years. During her time as an undergrad she gained interest in the field of education after working as an Assistant Teacher at a local public school and doing private tutoring on the side. Upon graduating Cal State Northridge, Ellen began working as a Science Instructor for a non-profit organization that provides enrichment programs for kids. In continued pursuit of teaching experience she began her career in the Gifted Education field as a Science Assistant for a highly gifted elementary and middle school in Los Angeles. As a gifted educator, she gained hands-on teaching experience and attended various professional development workshops for Science and Gifted education. Ellen joined the Nasri Academy team in 2016 and plans to share her enthusiasm for learning with her students, while bringing science, critical thinking and exploration into the classroom. 

Ryan Mouzoon

English Literature/Language Arts/ Instructor

Ryan Mouzoon is looking forward to his new journey with Nasri Academy as an educator.  Ryan originally pursued a B.A. in Secondary Education in 2008, working as an Instructional Assistant with the University of Las Vegas’ Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach in middle and high schools around the Las Vegas area. Through that teaching experience, Ryan learned first hand the effect that a thoughtful and inquiring teacher can have on the lives of students.


Ryan recently graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a B.A. in International Letters and Cultures (Classics / Classical Civilizations). While at ASU, as Vice President of Solis Diaboli, ASU’s Classics Club, he assisted in the organization of student events like the Fall Forum; an event for aspiring middle and high school students to help familiarize themselves with program specific course material at the university level.  Ryan is passionate about the importance of the Classics on the development of culture and society, and is excited to begin working with the Nasri team. 


Ryan will be relocating with his wife Lana, their 3 year old son William, and the family circus: Lilah (Pug), Loki (Husky), Annie (Dachsund), and Lily (Cat).  Ryan has a passion for History and Politics, and greatly enjoys studying the intersection of both areas; he intends to pursue a M.A. in Global Security through the ASU Online program in 2019.  Growing up playing hockey, Ryan is a fan of the Los Angeles Kings, and continues to play and officiate Ice Hockey for both youth, and adults.

Michael Duvall


Michael Duvall has spent most of his life working with students as a team player and as a coach in the field of sports. Coach Duvall is inspired by his many years of both coaching sports teams and his work with transition programs that help students to become effective members of society. Working in the areas of security as a deputy sheriff, an Air Force veteran, and a security officer for the school district has helped hone his skills in the realms of safety and protection for all parties. His favorite past time, however, is spending time with his own family - his wife of 15 years, Audra, and his two kids, Riley (daughter, 13) and John (son, 11). He has two dogs: Maggie (Llasa Apso, 9) and Dodger (Daschund, 1). Working at Nasri is something he looks forward to doing on a daily basis.

Juanita Frye

Juanita was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. For the past 20 years she has taught K-12 exclusively in the Chicago Public School District. She has taught several of the primary and intermediate grades and she also taught World and U.S. History.  She was a Social Studies Instructional Specialist for Johns Hopkins University for seven years.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from National Louis University in elementary Education. Her Master’s Degree was obtained from Concordia University in the area of Curriculum and Instruction as well as School Leadership. 


​Engineering, CAD, Lego Robotics




Chess Master

Coren Zai


Coren has played many different venues across the world from the Las Vegas Casinos, Rivera and MGM to European television "Bueno Dominica" Milan Italy, Circus World, Florida, and the Philadelphia Civic Center. Coren has opened for such entertainment greats such as The Temptations, 3 Dog Night, Holly Dunn & George Carlin. She has performed with blues greats Leon Blue (Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Muddy waters, BB King) and Mike Rogers (John Lee Hooker Jr., Big Mama Thorton, Bobby Blue Bland), Coren uses her singing, dancing and acting skills as Sherry in the Las Vegas Show Frankie & Sherry (Frankie Valley Tribute Show) formerly at The Greek Isles Casino. Graduating from the vocal performance and songwriting programs at the prestigious music Conservatory The Dick Grove School of Music Coren won the school's coveted vocal achievement award in 1989. Studying the Seth Riggs Speech level Singing method while at Dick Grove, Coren became a certified teacher of the method in 1994. She was certified as a level 4 instructor until 2009. Coren teaches many professional singers including David Morgan & Paul Kingery of the Grammy Winning, Multi-Platinum Band "3 Dog Night", Billy Hufsey (Fame Television show & Confessions of a Teen age Idol VH1, Days of Our Lives), Disney Star & Kids Choice Award winner "Favorite TV Actor 2012" Jake Short (Disney's "Ant Farm" & "Mighty Med"), Fred Oddgard (Broadway "Finding Neverland & "Kinky Boots") Justin Sams (TV Mini-Series "When We Rise" Young Sylvester), Sarah Thiele Recording Artist, Hazel Payne (2x Grammy Winner) A Taste of Honey, Jennlee Shallow (Nala in Lion King Broadway, Germany, Austrailia), Marla McRenyolds, (Dreamgirls & The Color Purple Broadway), 2011 Kids Choice Nominee James Maslow ( Big Time Rush), and Gail Bennett (Understudy to Mary Poppins in the broadway touring Company of Mary Poppins) to name a few.



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