Faculty and Staff


Asma Shahab, Principal
Bachelor’s in Political Science   Minor: Middle Eastern Studies; Minor: General Business Administration; Certification: EC-6 Core Certified
Master of ESL/Bilingual Education -Pending-

Annette Khan, Administration/ Office Manager & PR Liaison
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Social Psychology

Nabeela Perwez, Finance
Education: Bachelor of Science;  Financial Management

Shamaah M.Hicks, Administration/Registrar & Human Resources
Education: Corporate Banking

Halimah Abdul-Mateen, Administration/ Academic Adviser & Academic Liaison
Education: Accounting / Administration

Pre-K 3-4/Montessori and Lower School

Aminah Martinez, Pre-K3-4/Montessori; Language and Sensorial / Math and Montessori Lead
Education: Bachelor of Early Childhood Education, Montessori Trained.

Reguia Seffah, PK 3-4 Teacher/Montessori;  Qur’an, Culture and Islamic Studies
Education: Early Childhood Education

Sanna Makhshar PK 3-4 Teacher’s Assistant Montessori; Practical Life

Hannah Jamal, KG Homeroom
Education: Bachelor of Education

Aisha Daniels, KG Assistant

Faye H. Malik, First Grade Homeroom
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Teaching

Majdoleen Kattab, First Grade Assistant

Zina Bakha, Second Grade  Homeroom
Education:Bachelor of Science; Social Studies / History; Master of Comparative Studies; Montessori Trained:  AM Diploma (3 to 6); AM Diploma Elementary (6 – 12)

Nicole Angela, Third Grade  Homeroom
Education: Bachelor of Education

Manel Tafour Fourth Grade Homeroom and Lower School Lead
Education: Bachelor of Arts; International Studies, Certification in Global Education

Ayesha Khan Fifth Grade Homeroom
 Bachelor of Public and Non-Profit Administration

Qu’ran, Arabic, Islamic Studies Department (QAIS)

Mounira El Khayat, Lower School Islamic Studies & QAIS Department Lead
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Interior Architecture. Arabic and Islamic sciences (Tafseer, Seerah, Aqidah, and Fiqh)

Sheikh Tanveer Shahid, Quran
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science; Hafiz-e-Quran, Noor’ania certified

Salwa Zarrouk, Quran / Arabic
Education: Bachelor of Science

Kayan Khattab, Qur’an & Arabic
Education: Bachelor of Fundamentals of Dawah & Islam, Al- Quds university, Jerusulam, Palestine. Tajweed Ijazah in Al-Quran from Ministry of Endowments, Palestine.

Nour Shriem, Quran / Arabic
Education: Arabic / Grammar Associate Degree; Community College of Art and Science in Arabic

Sumaila Moeen Khan, Upper School Islamic Studies
Education: Scholarship in Religious Sciences; Post Graduate in Education;Research Oriented Teacher;‘Ijaza in Tafsir, Certification in ‘Usul al-Waqf and Tajweed Pursuing Ijaza in Hadith -2nd year-


Luqman Jaaber  PE Lead and Technology Teacher

Sonia Salman, PE Assistant for All Students

Upper School

Siddiqah Mujahid, Middle/High English Literature and Language Arts

Zain Ramadan, Middle/High Mathematics
Education:IB Teacher/ ITGS- IB Examiner- SAT Supervisor

Halimeh Najar  Life Science, Physical Science, Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry & Physics
Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Virginia Commonwealth University

Hala Tinawi , VA. & US History, World History II, Geography
Education: Bachelor of Arts: History and Bachelor of Science: Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University

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