Kouthar Muttardy is the instructor for Hands On History and History Investigators. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in child development from George Mason University and completed a Masters Degree in elementary education from Marymount University, becoming a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society in Education. She is the proud recipient of the prestigious Virginia Teacher of Promise Award. Kouthar has worked as a preschool teacher for the George Mason University Child Development Center and a special education inclusion teacher for Osbourn High School in Manassas City. While she took time off from teaching to stay home and focus on her own family, she volunteered as a Sunday school curriculum coordinator, constructing curriculum for over 300 students in grades K-12. Once she returned to formal education she taught second grade for 6 years in a local private school, where she implemented an integrated curriculum utilizing a project-based, hands-on instructional approach. She has also taught United States history and civics to middle school students. Kouthar is passionate about education at every level and loves learning about and teaching history. She is currently homeschooling her three children in Fairfax.