Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff

Br. Fuad Alnatsheh


Fuad Alnatsheh has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts, and is currently
enrolled in University of Phoenix pursuing a degree in higher education with a
concentration in Administrative Education. He has received 72+ Professional
Development hours in topics that range from educational practices, to
administrative strategies’, as well as behavioral interventions. He is furthermore a
4th degree black belt taekwondo master. Br. Fuad is currently the principal of Noor
Academy of Arizona. He has been the principal for the past four years, and was
previously a Physical Education and Arabic teacher at NAA for three years. He has
also been an educator in the physical education filed since 1997. Through his years
of experience, and with a new and advanced approach to education, Br. Fuad’s
educational philosophy comprises that students should be provided with an
educational environment that is supportive, ingenious, encouraging, stimulating and
nurturing. Thus, through supporting the educators and the students, and with
constant implementation of the most effective and advanced methods of teaching,
students are provided with a wholesome educational approach that addresses all
the phases of development. His professional goals include researching and
implementing new strategies that enrich the educational experience of the students,
as well as service the teachers with more skills, as they oblige to the common core
standards of Arizona. Br. Fuad lives in the valley with his family, and his wife is also
an educator. His hobbies include golfing, and he loves spending time with his family.

Mrs. Fatima Abdelhaq

Lead Teacher/AIMS

Thank you for taking the time to visit Noor Academy of Arizona’s Website. This coming year will be my fourth year at Noor Academy of Arizona. Prior to teaching at Noor Academy, I taught first grade at Phoenix Metro Islamic School for eight years from 2002 – 2010. I also taught at Ulurdonieh Secondary School in Rammallah, Palestine from 1994 – 2002 as first and second grade science teacher. I also taught first to eighth grade social studies.

I completed my education in Palestine. I recently completed Professional development in the following areas: Training the Unmotivated, Practical strategies to help Every Student to succeed with the Common Core State Standards, Effective Strategies for working Successfully with Difficult and Disruptive Students and Boost All Students’ Reading and Writing Skills with Exciting Engaging Literacy Activities and guided

I am currently the chairman for the field trip committee as well as the chairman for social studies in which I am responsible for planning International day. I am very excited to have your child in class am looking forward to a successful school year. I encourage all my students and parents to keep the lines of communication open. Please do not hesitate to call or email me with any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Rana Hammad

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Rana Hammad was born and raised in Manassas,VA. She is married with 2 children. She recently relocated to Arizona, just this year.   She loves being a wife and a mother.  Her family is truly her greatest joy in her life.  Mrs. Rana is the one of four children, in which both of her sisters and sister in law work in education.  She has worked in the public school system for 11 years and just this year has decided to work in the private school sector.  In her free time she loves to go camping and hiking with her family.  Mrs. Rana is very passionate about student success and working with students on Reading and Math.  Mrs. Rana also likes to work with students on promoting good behavior and positive reinforcement.

Ms. Madiha Shakeel

First Grade

Ms. Madiha Shakeel was born and raised in Pakistan. This is her 5th year in Arizona . She joined Noor Academy in 2015 . Before joining Noor Academy , she had experienced working with International students as an ESL Instructor in Virginia Tech University in Virginia.  She is continuing Noor Academy as her 3rd year as a Kindergarten Teacher. She is a passionate learner and excited person. Think positive is her favorite quote no matter in any situation. She truly enjoys teaching Kindergarten through fun learning activities to develop young brains with confidence at an advanced level and at the same time within Islamic parameter. Inculcating Islamic values is her top priority.

She enjoys food around the world and likes to travel with her family.

Ms. Sehrish Javeed

2nd Grade

Mrs. Sehrish was born and raised in Pakistan. She moved to US in 2015 and since then living in Phoenix. She is married with three kids. Teaching is her passion. She loves to teach Science and Math. It is her 1st year with Noor Academy of Arizona,US and fourth year in teaching career. She earned her Bachelor degree in 2006 From “University of Arid Agriculture Rawalpindi”. Then, she worked as full time teacher from 2008-2010 and taught Biology and Chemistry at middle and high school for two years. Ms. Sehrish then started her Master in 2009 and pursued her Master degree in Plant Sciences in 2012 from “University of agriculture Rawalpindi” She started her internship in 2013 at Post Graduate College Satellite Town ,Rawalpindi and completed in 2014. After moving to USA she qualified for subject matter expert certificate (Biology) from Arizona department of education. At The moment She is a Homeroom teacher to 2nd grade. She is looking forward to have a wonderful year.

Ms. Fatima Abdelhaq

3rd Grade

Mrs. Fatima has been a part of the of Noor Academy of Arizona staff since 2012. She has been with Noor Academy of Arizona for 6 years. Prior to teaching at Noor Academy, she taught first grade at Phoenix Metro Islamic School for eight years from 2002-2010. She also taught at Ulurdonieh Secondary school in Ramallah, Palestine from 1994- 2002 as first and second grade Science teacher. She also taught first to eighth Social Studies. She happily completed her education in Palestine. She has professional development in the following areas: Training the Unmotivated, Practical Strategies to Help Every Student to Succeed with Common Core State Standards, Effective Strategies For Working Successfully With difficult and Disruptive Students and Boost Students Reading and Writing Skills With Exciting Engaging Literacy Activities and Guided Reading. She is currently the Lead Teacher and Azella Coordinator. This year she teaches third grade Language Arts, Math, Social Studies and Quran. She also teaches fourth and fifth grade Quran.

Ms. Corinne Laimache

5th Grade

Mrs. Corinne Laimeche was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She is married with four children, and pursued her higher education while simultaneously working full-time and raising her family. She graduated from South Mountain Community College with highest honors with an Associate of General Studies and an Associate of Arts. She then attended Northern Arizona University and earned her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education after teaching 5th grade in the Tempe elementary school district and 1st grade at a private school in Phoenix. She has taught all levels from 1st through High School as a substitute teacher, as well as extensive work in the field at the elementary level. She has also tutored adults in English at community college. In 2017, Mrs. Corinne joined Noor Academy of Arizona to teach 1st grade. She is currently teaching 5th through 7th grade English Language Arts for the 2018-2019 school year

Ms.Rokeya Omar Agha

6th grade

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 2018-2019

Ms. Tasneem Ghandour

7th Grade

My name is Ms. Tasneem from Sudan. I have lived in Arizona for 10 years. I am a mother of five children. Raising children, educating them, and connecting them to our religion are my passion. I graduated from The University of Khartoum, Sudan with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in the fields of Mathematics and Chemistry.

Ms. Alaa Alian

Islam, Social Studies and Science

Ms. Alaa was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. Some of her hobbies are; reading, cooking, painting & crafting. She graduated from “Global International School” and then went to Turkey for her bachelor’s degree in Architecture. After graduation she returned back to Saudi Arabia and started her first job as a science teacher for one year. In 2015 she moved to Arizona to complete her masters degree in Elementary Education. She then worked as an Auto Cad drafter in Homsi & Associates. Her job was drawing house plans for clients. Ms. Alaa joined Noor Academy of Arizona as a subject teacher teaching 3rd through 7th grade Social Studies, Islamic Studies and Science for the 2018-2019 school year. She is also incharge of the AR and Ell program in the school. She is very positive and looking forward for a wonderful year ahead of us.

Ms. Shatha Almajali

Computer, IT Operations

She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information System from the University of Jordan. She is originally from Jordan, where she worked in the IT department of Royal Jordanian Airlines company. She is a resident of Arizona for the past three years, in Arizona she worked in multiple positions, including tax work, and volunteering as a teacher assistant in another Islamic school.

Ms. Shatha joined Noor Academy of Arizona staff to teach computer, Islamic studies, Social studies and Quran , as well as helping in IT operations

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.

Ms. Jakia

Kindergarten teacher & Pre- K program Director 

Mrs. Jakia  has been teaching in this school since 2014. besides  Mrs. Jakia completed her Bachelors in English Literature from National University of Bangladesh. She also achieved her  Certification degree in Early Childhood Education from Mesa Community College, Arizona. She has been working in the field of Early Education since 2012. She attended many trainings related to early education and has received certificates from different organizations including Arizona Department of Education. Mrs. Jakia worked in both public and private schools.

Mrs. Jakia is the youngest child of her parents. Her husband is an Electrical Engineer.  They have a lovely daughter. Besides English language, Mrs. Jakia can speak in Bangla and Urdu. She loves to travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Working with the young children, is Mrs. Jakia’s passion. She enjoys her every moment with the amazing students in Noor Academy of Arizona. She feels very blessed being a part of this school. She dreams to go for a long journey along with Noor Academy of Arizona and help the young flower buds to bloom as a better Muslims.

Ms. Charkreeya Francis

Kindergarten assistant teacher 

My name is Charkreeya Francis and I am teaching Science and Art
in Kindergarten at the Noor Academy of Arizona.
I graduated from Bangkok, Thailand with a B.A. degree and taught
history in high school before marrying an American and moving to
Arizona in 2011. In addition, my husband, Neil, is an ex-school
superintendent in California and has his doctorate in education from
I studied Early Childhood Education at Mesa Community College while
volunteering in the Child Development Lab School before graduating
with an Associate Degree in 2014. After graduation from MCC, I worked
at the Jordan Center for Early Education in the Mesa School District
prior to my coming to Noor Academy of Arizona.

Lastly, I view my teaching, not as a job, but as an honor and privilege to