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Faculty & Staff



Homeroom Teachers



    Jakia Chowdhury is the Pre-K teacher at Noor Academy of Arizona. She has been teaching in this school since 2015. Jakia received her Bachelors Degree in English Literature. She also achieved her Certification Degree as an Early Care Specialist in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Jakia holds certificates from different organizations including Arizona Department of Education.

  • Dina Hasasneh– Kindergarten

    Mrs. Dina Hasasneh teaches 1st grade and middle school Social Studies at Noor Academy before. She has completed her education at Petra University. She has an overall teaching experience of 4 years in the field of elementary education and Middle School Social Studies. 


    Ms. Corrinne Laimeche is the homeroom teacher of 1st Grade at Noor Academy. She has graduated from Northern  Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She is mother to four children. She has previously taught at all levels, primarily in the 1st and 5th grades, and this is her first year teaching at Noor Academy. She has been involved with youth soccer, many community programs, and leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop for the last 10 years.

  • SAFAA ABOALAM – 2nd Grade

    Ms. Safaa has been a teacher for the last 10 years. She is a mother to three daughters who she says were the main reason she shifted from a career in finance to the education field. Ms. Safaa holds a BA in Literature and has additional training in Proficiency in Sentence Writing and ELL Strategies.

  • FATIMA ABDELHAQ – 3rd Grade

    Fatima Abdelhaq teaches 3rd Grade at Noor Academy, and has been with the school since 2002. She has 20 years of experience in the field of elementary and secondary education. She is also the chairman of the Field Trip and Social Studies Committees at Noor Academy of Arizona. She is currently the Lead Teacher at NAA and well as the AZELLA Coordinator.

  • ROKEYA OMAR AGHA – 3RD GRADE/ Arabic Teacher – Website

    Ms. Rokeya teaches Arabic Language for all levels at Noor Academy and has been with the school since 2008. She has a BA degree in Chemistry from the University of Mosul and Arabic teaching foundation degrees from the California State University. She has more than 25 years of teaching experience in elementary and secondary schools. She is also the chairwoman of the Noor Academy Arabic Committee. Ms. Rokeya is the homeroom teacher for 5th grade for the school year for 2017-2018.


    This is the second year Mrs. Rasmia Souman is teaching at Noor Academy of Arizona. In the past, she has taught 1st Grade through 6th Grade English. Currently she is the homeroom teacher for 4th Grade and is the English teacher for grades 4th through 6th. Mrs. Rasmia holds a BSc in Psychology, a BSc in Family and Human Development and a Master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Subject Teachers


  • NESMA KHAZENDAR– Arabic Language

    Mrs. Nesma Khazendar received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Al-Azhar University and is currently working on her master’s degree in Business Analytics and Data at Grand Canyon University. She is been very active in teaching Quran and Islamic principles since she came to the United States in 2009. She is an active member of Islamic Center of Laveen and served as a Judge in multiple Quran competitions around the valley. Currently Mrs. Nesma is the homeroom teacher for sixth grade and she is also the Arabic Language, Islamic Studies, and Quran teacher for grades 4th through 6th at Noor Academy of Arizona.



    Mrs Tasneem Muzzamil Ghandour teaches Math and Social Studies at Noor Academy. She is originally from Sudan but Resident of Arizona for almost 10 years. She is a mother of five children. Raising children, educating them, and connecting them to our religion is her passion. She graduated from The University of Khartoum, Sudan with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in the fields of Mathematics and Chemistry.



    She is teaching 6th Grade Math and Science at Noor Academy. She studied Civil Engineering from NED University of engineering and technology. Wichita state University gave her the opportunity to upgrade her computer skills after she moved to America.
    Being an Engineering major she always had the passion to teach Math. Her first job was to work in tutoring program at Wichita State University. Volunteer opportunities at her kids school kept her engaged with school and math specially. She have also taught at ACA as Math resource Teacher.


  • DR. SUHA NAUSH – Physical Education

    Dr. Suha Naush Physical Education Teacher at Noor Academy of Arizona. She has Bachelor, Master, and PHD degree in Physical Education. She has more than 14 years of experience in teaching Physical Education. She has been well known for her creative teaching strategies, techniques, thoughtfulness and commitment to her work. Dr. Suha‘s will be teaching students the importance of physical education in the life and how it affects the life of their families too.