Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff

Mr. Fuad Alnatsheh


AASA/AzSCI Coordinator

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 176+ 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 11 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 field 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 who also
an educator. His hobbies include golfing, and he loves spending time with his family.

 Email Address : Principal@nooracademyaz.com

Mrs. Fatima Abdelhaq

Lead Teacher/Azella School Coordinator.

My name is Fatima Abdelhaq , Iam always Working towards raising educated and responsible Muslim generations inshallah. I was born and raised in Palestine. completed my education in Palestine, and moved to the United States in Sep 1979. I have been working in the education field since 1994. I taught in Al-Urdonieh Secondary school in Ramallah, Palestine from 1994-2002 as first and second grade science teacher. I also taught first through eighth Social Studies. Al-Urdonieh Secondary school adapted the American system curriculum, In 2002 I joined the team of Phoenix Metro Islamic School and I taught first and second grade. Currently I’am teaching third grade and fourth grade. I’am teaching Language Arts, Math ,and Science for third grade. I taught Language Arts for fourth grade.Currently I’am teaching Fourth Grade Math. Last year I taught fourth and fifth grade Quran. I taught Computer, Islamic Studies,Arabic too for grades 1, 2, and 3. Currently I’am the lead teacher and the Azella school coordinator. I was the Language Arts, Social Studies, Field trips committee chair.I organized the Science Fair event for two years. During those years of teaching, I attended workshops to enhance and strengthen my teaching strategies and skills. I have professional development in the following areas; Practical Strategies to help every student succeed with state standards in Reading Informational and /Non Fiction Skills. Training the unmotivated practical strategies for teaching the Hard to Reach Students, practical strategies to Help every student to Succeed with Common Core State Standards.Working Effectively with Difficult,Defiant and Non Compliant Students Strategies for working Successfully with difficult and Disruptive Students. Boost Students Reading and Writing Skills with Exciting engaging literacy activities.Using Guided Math to help Students meet and Exceed State Math Standards.Writing Strategies that works, Practical Way to use six Traits and Mini  Lessons in your Writing Instructions. Informational and Nonfiction skills. Guided Reading Differentiated Using Small Groups Instructions.

Strengthening Your Special Needs Students Executive Function Skills:Strategies for Organizing Tasks, Time, Material, and Behavior Linda Hollimans New Literacy Centers: Books for all students ‘Reading and Writing Skills With exciting Engaging Literacy Activities.

Email Address : Fatima.abdelhaq@nooracademyaz.com

Mrs. Helena Chowdhury

First Grade/2nd Grade  


M.A Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


 Of Arts


Email Address: Helena.chowdhury@nooracademyaz.com 

Mrs.Rokeya Omar Agha

6th grade

Rokeya Omar Agha received a B.S. degree  in Chemistry from The University of Mosul, Iraq and is currently teaching KG – 8th grade Arabic at Noor Academy of Arizona in Tempe, Arizona. Mrs. Omar Agha has experience in teaching High School Chemistry in three different continents for a total of more than 30 years. She has also received numerous certificates from both online and onsite in the field of Arabic As a Second Language teaching programs through the Class Road curriculum from the University of California, San Bernardino. Due to her highly advanced abilities in instructing Arabic as a secondary language, Mrs. Omar Agha teaches Arabic to  K-8th grades students.  Mrs. Omar Agha makes up songs and catchy tunes for her students to be able to memorize certain words, letters. In addition, she is the Arabic Language Chairperson for Noor Academy of Arizona, a position that she has held from 2008 until present.

Email Address : Rokeya.agha@nooracademyaz.com

Ms. Asma Hussain

5th Grade


Quran & Islamic Studies

Year Book and End of Year Celebration Coordinator  

Undergraduate Education:

Bachelor degree in Islamic Studies

Personal Information/Bio:

Email Address :Asma.Hussain@nooracademyaz.com

Mrs. Dr. Suha Naush

P.E. Teacher


Ph.D in Physical Education: 2011-2014 University of Baghdad

Masters’s in Physical Education: 2004 – 2007 University of Baghdad 

Bachelor in Physical Education: 1995 – 2000 University of Baghdad

Personal Information/Bio:


Email Address : Dr.Suha.Naush@nooracademyaz.com

Mrs. Jakia Chowdhury

Kindergarten teacher 

Mrs. Jakia  has been teaching in Noor Academy of Arizonal since 2014. Mrs. Jakia completed her Bachelor degree 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  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. Eman Albattah

Admin Assistant 







Email Address : Eman.Albattah@nooracademyaz.com

Mr. Fadel Maraqa

Math teacher


B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 2007.

Master Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix 2010


Fadel Maraqa is Palestinian origin who was born in Kuwait. He moved to Jordan in 1991 and immigrated to the United States in 1998.

 He always has passion for teaching that his father was a math teacher and he also was a teacher assistant in Thunderbird High School in Phoenix, Arizona. With his educational background that he has a bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from ASU and a master in Business Administration from University of Phoenix, in addition to his broad experiences, mostly in computer repair and technical support, Fadel will bring great experience and real life examples to share with his students and to relate the teaching in class to real life examples.

In addition, it is his pleasure to be working with great faculty members and students in a great Islamic environment at Noor Academy of Arizona.

Email Address: fadel.maraqa@nooracademyaz.com