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Homeroom Teachers



    Jakia Chowdhury is the Pre-K teacher at Noor Academy of Arizona. She has received her Bachelors of Honors degree in English Literature. She has also achieved her Certification of Completion degree as Early Care Specialist in Early Childhood Education from Mesa Community College, Arizona.  Jakia has also hold certificates from different organizations including Arizona Department of Education.

  • MADIHA SHAKEEL– Kindergarten

    Mrs. Madiha is the homeroom Kindergarten teacher at Noor Academy. She received her Master’s Degree in English Literature and earned a minor in Mass Communication. She has been teaching since 1999 and is very passionate about instilling Islamic values in young children. This is her second year working with us.

  • OUAHIDA HAMZAOUI – 1st Grade

    Mrs. Ouahida has been teaching at Noor Academy of Arizona since 1999. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and her Master’s in Elementary Education. This year she is the first grade homeroom teacher.

  • FATIMA ABDELHAQ – 2nd Grade

    Fatima Abdelhaq teaches 2nd Grade at Noor Academy, and has been with the school since 2002. She has an overall experience of 20 years in the fields of elementary and secondary education. She is also the chairman of the Field Trip and Social Studies Committees at Noor Academy of Arizona. She was promoted to Lead Teacher this year.

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

    Rokeya Omar Agha 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, Iraq, and Arabic teaching foundation degree from the University of California, San Bernardino. Sr. Rokeya has 25 years of teaching experience in Elementary and Secondary schools.  She is also the chairman of the Noor Academy Arabic Committee.


    Hassiba Boumerzoug is Vice Principal of Noor Academy and is the homeroom teacher for the 4th grade class. She has been with the school since 2001. She received her Master’s Degree in Education Technology from Northern Arizona University. She has over 15 years of experience in the field of elementary and middle school education. Mrs. Hassiba is in charge of PTO, school library, after school clubs, academics and is the AIMS and AzMerit state testing coordinator. She played a vital role in assisting Noor Academy receive the AdvancED accreditation in 2016.


    This is the first 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 5th and 6th Grade and is the English teacher for grades 4th through 7th. 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.


    Mrs. Sara received her Master’s degree in Intelligent Building Technology. Previously, she taught at the University of Kharotum and Sudan University of Science and Technology. She is  currently the homeroom teacher for 7th grade at Noor Academy. She also teachers math and science for the upper grades.


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