My name is Helal Sheikh. I am an American who puts America first as the HOMELAND of my FAMILY.
My wife, a medical doctor, my 3 children and I are the beneficiaries of the wonderful opportunities this country offers. I realize that in order for OUR DEMOCRACY to SUCCEED it requires an INFORMED and ACTIVE POPULATION.
Since my arrival at the age of 17, I have maintained a DEEP RESPECT for others and made an effort to SUPPORT Social Justice for ALL. We are our children's first teachers and it has been a privilege for me to work as a public school teacher for 15 years teaching high school children as my own. My children, both my own and my students, have been a continuing example for how to be a QUALITY PERSON and a QUALITY CITIZEN.
We Adhere to the CREDO--'Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You' As I hopefully move into the next chapter of MY LIFE, I continue to EVOLVE Therefore beyond Pta, Civic & Community Board MEETINGS, I am announcing my EFFORT to represent my FAMILY, FRIENDS, and NEIGHBORS at the next level of COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.
About Helal Sheikh
Helal Abu Sheikh came to the United States from Bangladesh at the age of 17 and eventually settled in Woodhaven. Today, he continues to work there as a school teacher and community advocate.
Mr. Sheikh attended New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of The City University of New York (CUNY) in Brooklyn, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in computer information in 2000. At City Tech, he was the first student of Southeast Asian descent to be elected president of the Student Government Association. He also was an active member of the college’s Muslim Student Association, Spanish Club and Asian Club. While in undergraduate school, Mr. Sheikh worked as a waiter and receptionist at the Metropolitan Club.
Following graduation, he went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Adolescent Mathematics Education from Brooklyn College/CUNY. Soon after completing his schooling, he went to work for the New York City Board of Education as a public school teacher.
Mr. Sheikh is a responsible, dedicated and caring person concerned about the well being of the community. He is a former candidate for New York City Council, District 37. An Ozone Park, NY resident for nearly 20 years, he is intimately acquainted with the neighborhoods that comprise Council District 32. As a community advocate, husband to a doctor and father of three, he is committed to making a difference in the lives of all citizens of District 32.
Helal Sheikh lives in Ozone Park with his wife, Tania, a doctor practicing internal medicine in New York City, and their three children.