Growing up I lived in a neighborhood where nobody really looked like me, prayed like me, or ate food like my family. I enjoyed my neighborhood, but I always wanted to be part of a community with similar values as mine. As I grew older, I knew that wherever life may take me, I wanted to be part of a community that I could be part of and contribute to. Serving the community has been something that has always been something that I have been passionate about since I was in college. It was this passion that led me to begin a career in Islamic School teaching. I have taught at several schools in a variety of grades which includes Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. I miss the classroom greatly, however welcome the opportunity to be able to serve in an administrative role.
I am a proud graduate of Rutgers University in New Jersey, where I was born and raised. After college, marriage and three kids, we made the decision to move to North Carolina. It was one of the best moves we made thanks to all the family and friends we have here! My family is one of my biggest supporters, confidants and advisors, and I would be lost without them!
I began at Al-Iman School approximately 7 years ago and began as a fourth grade teacher. After two years, I moved on to being a Middle School ELA teacher, which is my area of licensure. I also took on the role of Middle School Team Lead and Accreditation Team Lead. Finally, I moved to my present position as principal. I hold a Masters Degree from NC State in Curriculum and Instructional Supervision. I hold licensure in the state of North Carolina as a middle school ELA teacher, instructional coach, and I am wrapping up the principal licensure process.
Alhumdulillah being part of this community and being able to serve as a teacher, and now as a principal, has been one of my biggest blessings. Any benefit that has come has been from Allah, and I pray that he allows me to continue to be worthy of working for such a blessed group of people.