Dr. Aabed holds a Doctorate of Philosophy and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Foundations. He is licensed in school administration and a licensed secondary education teacher (ESL), given by the Utah State Office of Education. In addition, he is a licensed school administrator, given by the Michigan State Office of Education. Dr. Aabed received additional training that included a wide array of programs focusing on curriculum, effective instruction and assessment, data analysis, principalship and leadership, grant writing, and school improvement and accreditation. He is currently a North Central Association (NCA) team member and a certified AdvancED Quality Assurance Review chair. Dr. Aabed have received the award of the administrator of the year 2009/2010 in Detroit, Michigan at the 12th Annual Michigan Charter Schools Conference. He has been guided, throughout his entire professional career and personal life, by the value of putting people (students, staff, and parents) first and taking satisfaction in pursuing a positive and meaningful impact.