Faculty & Staff

Administration

Principal, Vice Principal and Administrative Assistant

Ziad Maqbool

Administrative Assistant

Pre-School

Early Childhood

Nazish Malik

Pre-K 3 Teacher

B.S., Child development, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Eman Bahour

Pre-K 4 Teacher

B.S., Child development, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Elementary School

Grades K-5

Zemzem Seraj

Kindergarten Teacher

B.S., Child development, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

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Caroline Mayhew

Grade 1 Teacher

B.S., Elementary education, Bethel college, North Newton, KS, 2014

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Jacqueline Gillespie

Grade 2 Teacher

M.Ed., Elementary Administration, William Woods University, Fulton, MO, 2003

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Noor Al-Ali

Grade 3 Teacher

B.A.E, Applied English, University of Jordan, Jordan, 2011

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Amethyst Flores

Grade 4 Teacher

B.S., Elementary Education, Champlain College, Burlington, VT, 2019

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Tashea Danner

Grade 5 Teacher

M.A.T., PreK and Primary Education K-5, Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 2018

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Upper School

Grades 6-10

Traci Chance

English Teacher

Ph.D. Coursework, Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, 1997

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Dr. Karen Hunt Ahmed

College Counselor, Math Teacher

PhD, Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007

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Doaa Jaha

Science Teacher

M.S., Biology, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN, 2011

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Rashid Abdus-Salaam

Social Studies Teacher

M.Ed, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University, Nashville , TN, 201

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Religious Studies

Qur’an, Arabic, and Islamic Studies (QAIS)

Zahra Sharif

Quran Teacher, Grade K-2
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Ikbal Ajin

Quran Teacher, Grade 3-10

M.A., Fundamentals of Fiqh, American Open University, Washington, 2006

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Fatima Mousa

Arabic Teacher, Grades K-4

A.A., Educational Science, Al-Balqa Applied University, Jordan, 1990

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Ladna Hashimi

Arabic Teacher, Grade 5-10

A.A., Arabic/Islamic studies, Islamic American University, 2012

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Suad Sharif

Islamic Studies Teacher, Grade K-5

B.Bus., Accounting, Tennessee State University, TN, 2019

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Omar Sharif

Islamic Studies Teacher, Grade 6-10

B.A., Sharia, Islamic University of Medinah, KSA, 2018

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