An ambitious teacher, Athira had her Bachelor Degree of Biology Education from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Perak. She began her teacher training for 6 months at Sekolah Menengah Sains Tapah where she was assigned to teach Biology, Science and Mathematics. During her studies, she participated in the international student exchange programme at University of North Carolina, Asheville, United States for 6 months where she learned a lot about the different methods of teaching.
As soon as she graduated, she was offered a position as a replacement Science teacher at Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Munawir (SASER) for 5 months. While serving as a replacement teacher, she worked as a tutor at tuition centres.
Athirah joins Abedeen as a Mathematics teacher at Abedeen Primary School. As a warm and caring teacher who wants all children to be successful learners, she believes that the love for learning must start at a young age.