Meet the Team
Our staff are committed Muslim teachers who strive to educate our students with both academic concepts intertwined with Islamic knowledge. Our administrative staff have experience in both teaching and leading day to day schoolwork.
Student life at Almadina Academy is incredibly supportive. Our teachers develop caring relationships with our students, allowing for the adaptation of curricula to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of everyone. Furthermore teachers also maintain a very collegial relationship with parents always communicating on their child's progress through ClassDojo, and parent-teacher conferences.
All of our teaching staff have educational background and experience in teaching different subjects. Teachers receive professional development opportunities to enhance and be updated with new trends in education.
My name is Suad Hashi I am a passionate educator with a strong commitment to enhancing the school experience for parents, staff, and students. From being a former teacher to now serving as the Principal of Almadina Academy, I am driven by a dream to reach new heights in education. My educational journey includes earning a Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University, a Master's degree from Franklin University, and a CELTA Teaching Certificate from Cambridge University. In addition to my professional pursuits, I have a deep interest in seeking Islamic knowledge, exploring interior design, and embarking on enriching travel experiences. I consider it an absolute honor to lead Almadina Academy and support the Muslim community in nurturing their religious identity and expanding their educational horizons. My goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive space where students can thrive academically, emotionally, and spiritually.
My name is Ms. Fathiya and I am the Administrative Assistant at Almadina Academy. This year marks my 4th year at Almadina and I genuinely enjoy being around the teachers, students and the parents. One thing that might surprise you is that I speak 3 languages fluently and I am almost fluent on my 4th walhamduli’llah.
One of my favorite quotes is “be the change you wish to see in the world.." I ask Allah to let Almadina benefit from anything I can bring on the table Ameen.
Asalam Alykum, My name is Randa Abdelmagid. I am originally from Sudan. I have more than 15 years of expertise in both education and organizational management in both the US and Middle East. I am a PhD graduate of Virginia Tech in the field of Instructional Design and Technology (Curriculum and Instruction) as well as a Masters holder in International Business from the University of Groningen, I enjoy and have experienced in implementing innovative instructional methods using technology as well as share best practices in teaching and learning. At Almadina Academy I was the English Language Arts (ELA) teacher for Grades 3,4 and 5. I then became the Academic Coordinator for Academic State Assessments. As a vice principal at Almadina Academy I will be a partner in the school administration and decision making process. My vision is to be a contributing member of a high caliber Islamic School and make Almadina Academy reach its optimum potential in this arena. In my free time I love to read, organize and attend community and educational events as well as researching.
Asalamu Alaikum! My name is Amel Laidi, I am an admin personnel in Almadina Academy. I have a bachelors degree in Law from Algeria. I taught as a preschool teacher at Almadina Daycare. I also taught Arabic for two years in Almadina Academy and this is my second year in Admin. My personal interest outside the house is teaching and in the comfort of my home, it’s baking and decorating.
KG Homeroom Teacher
My name is Mrs. Ann Hassaan Sobhy, and I was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. While living there I received the Bachelor degree of Arts in Early Childhood Education and the Master degree of Science in Early Childhood Studies. Later on, I traveled to Cairo, Egypt and while living there I took the Shahada on February 5th , 2017 from Mashyakhet Al-Azhar Alsharif. Upon returning back to the States, I applied for Dayton Islamic School, II had the honor to teach the first grade there and that was rom 2018 to 2022. Later on, I moved the hiring to Almadina Academy which is considered my love and passion. I feel over blessed to be a part and parcel of Almadina Academy .
1st Grade Homeroom
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3rd Grade Homeroom Teacher
My name is Ms. Layla, and I teach third grade at Almadina Academy. Recently, I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Education from Otterbein University. Prior to teaching, I spent seven years as a childcare provider, educating children and developing instructional resources. During my free time, I enjoy volunteering, attending halaqa and book club, and engaging in creative activities.
2nd Grade Homeroom Teacher
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4th Grade Homeroom Teacher
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My name is Olla Osman, and I am originally from Khartoum Sudan. My educational background is in finance, however I am a teacher by passion and experience. My career began as a simple Sunday school teacher at Azza Academy, transforming to substitute teacher and eventually into a homeroom teacher. At Almadina, I have the blessing of teaching ELA, Social studies/science, and Islamic studies. I am a proud bookworm, whether it is a classic Arabic novel or a “how to” instruction manual; I am never without something to read. I am family oriented in my outlook in life, therefore I take pride in the time and energy I put into those relationships. My students are my second family, so I ensure that the same energy is visible. My theory in life is “organized chaos”, so If we can clean up that mess, lets enjoy making it.
Arabic and Quran Teacher
My name is Abeer Albawared. I am the Arabic language and Quran teacher for 1st - 3rd grade. I teach the fundamentals of the Arabic language including pronunciation, grammar rules, sentence structure, and other elements that make up the language. I also help students memorize Surahs. I evaluate each student and create teaching approaches based on the individual's pace. Developing positive relationship with the students within the Islamic guidelines is a big part of my role.
Asalaamu alaykum! My name is Zaynab Kassim and I am a Substitute Teacher at Almadina Academy. My job is to teach and supervise students when their regular teacher is absent. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. I have worked with children for many years and I truly enjoy it. I am currently studying to obtain my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. My passions are writing poetry and Art. I also enjoy spending quality time with family and friends!
My name is Afnan Isleem Algharabli. I'm the ESL tutor at Al Madina Academy. I work with students whose native language is not English. I teach students the English language through reading, writing, listening and speaking activities that are tailored to their current level. I get to witness my students grow academically and socially as well.
In my free time, I like to read books or do crafts.
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Arabic and Quran Teacher
I am Ms Fatima Zahra Kadraoui, the teacher of Quran and Arabic for the upper grades. I taught Quran for more than 4 years in Quranic schools in Morocco. I also tutored elementary students in KSA for 4 years before coming US. I enjoy Quran Halaqah, the Arabic. Nahw (Grammar) and travelling.
My name is Wafaa Abdelrahman, I am a substitute teacher as well as Quran/ Arabic teacher. I obtained my bachelor degree in Arabic Language and Literature and Islamic studies from Cairo University in Egypt. I also have a one year Diploma of Quran teaching from Ibn Kathir institute, Al -Damam Saudi Arabia. I enjoy cooking and being in Quran halqa as a student or a teacher.
Asalamu alaikum! My name is Hannah. I am an ELA and Math tutor at Almadina Academy. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English linguistics and a TEFL certification. I really enjoy spending time with my husband, traveling, and watching slime videos on YouTube.