Faculty and Staff

Faculty & Staff

Mr. Fuad Alnatsheh

Principal

AzM2/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 10 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. Madiha Shakeel

First Grade/P.T.A. Coordinator  

Education:

M.A English Literature , University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

Bachelors

 In English Literature and Mass Communication. 

Ms. Madiha Shakeel was born and raised in Pakistan. This is her 5th year in Arizona and 4th year with Noor Academy. She always knew that she wanted to be a teacher. She started her Teaching career in 1999 during her Master’s program. She joined  a highly reputable institution Beacon House International School System from 2001-2003 as a junior high teacher. She came to the USA in 2003 and joined Virginia Tech State University for tutoring International students as an ESL Instructor in Virginia Tech, Blacksburg. She also  has worked as a teacher assistant for elementary level in a private school in 2005-06 in Blacksburg, VA. She moved to Arizona in 2014 and started working as an assistant teacher and substitute teacher in local private schools Including ACA and Awakening Seed School in Phoenix . She attended many workshops and professional development programmer . She joined Noor Academy in 2015 as a Kindergarten Teacher for two years. This is her second year as 1st Grade Homeroom. She is continuing Noor Academy  as her 4th year and please to serve the community with dedication and wholeheartedly. She has attended several workshops by Bureau of Research and Education as well as and courses by the Arizona Department of Education during teaching time to polish and enhance practical skills. She is very passionate about learning through teaching and She likes to challenge her students through brain games and activities to boost confidence at an advanced level.  

Ms. Madiha is very  hopeful to have another exciting and wonderful year with her students and their parents.  

Email Address: madiha.shakeel@nooracademyaz.com 

Mrs. Fatima Abdelhaq

3rd Grade

My name is Fatima Abdelhaq , I’am 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. Amira Wilson

7th Grade

Subjects:

English Language Arts and Social Studies

Undergraduate Education:

Ashford University

B.A., English Language Learner’s (Cum Laude)

Graduate Education:

Arizona State University (Master’s Elementary Education) 

 Education/Certificate:

Standard Professional Elementary, K-8th AZ

 Curriculum Coordinator/Academic Coach/AzM2/AzSCI Coordinator.

Bio:

Mrs. Amirah Wilson is committed to collaborative learning strategies that engages students in a fun and unique way while still allowing them to use their critical thinking skills. Teaching is a passion of hers and was inspired early on during her elementary school years which lead her to become an educator. This is her first year here at Noor Academy of Arizona. She is the English Language arts teacher to our fourth and fifth grade students as well as the Social Studies teacher for grades fourth through eighth. Mrs. Amirah is very dedicated to the learning process of her students. She strongly believes that a learning environment filled with fun, growth, and a sense of family can positively impact the learning of a child. She has taught in various classroom settings from the United Stated to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Mrs. Amirah is wife and mother of five children. She loves sports (football, volleyball & basketball). She is also a trained marital artist in Muay Thai and Jiu Jitsu. She and her family love to travel the world. She hopes to retire in Thailand or Egypt…until then, her goal is to complete her Master’s degree in Elementary Education.

 

 

Email Address: Antonika.wilson@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

Subjects:

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

Ms. Dr. Suha Naush

P.E. Teacher

Education:

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. Latifa Mejri

Science Teacher

Education:

B.A. Degree in Math/University of Science Bizerte, Tunisia

 Master’s in Science/University of Science Bizerte, Tunisia

 

 

Bio

Email Address : Latifa.Mejri@nooracademyaz.com



Mr. Jamil Timothy Taylor

Subject teacher: Language Arts / Social Studies

Education

Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI  

Bachelor in Sociology 

Bio:

 

Subjects:

Language Arts- Grade 4/5th

Social Studies- Grade 4/5th

 

Email Address: Jamil.Taylor@nooracademyaz.com

Mr. Fadel Maraqa

Math teacher

 
Education

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

Master Business Administration, University of Phoenix, Phoenix 2010

Bio:

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