Faculty & Staff



Homeroom Teacher | Cathy Zouval

Art | Batul Juma ...

Computer Science | Susan Davenport ...

Social Studies | Sophia Anwaruddin ...

Arabic | Levels 1-6

Qur'an | Nadia Aljam ...

Islamic Studies | Noman Khanani ...

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In addition to being the Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher, Sister Cathy also teaches Language Arts and Algebra I to Grade 8 and Science to the Grade 7. Sister Cathy has a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering.  After a fulfilling engineering career, she transitioned into teaching. Our 2016-2017 Academic Year is Sister Cathy's thirteenth year in Islamic Education.  


Each year, she looks forward to bolstering our Students' talents, skills, confidence, and Muslim identity as they prepare to soar into the next chapter of their lives.  Sister Cathy encourages each Student academically while also providing social guidance to Middle Schoolers, focusing on enlightening their minds, challenging them to think outside of the box, and improve their critical thinking, writing, speaking, and reading skills.


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435 South Street

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

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Al-Hamra Academy is the first full-time accredited Islamic school in New England. Our goal is to raise children with a strong intellectual and moral background. We strive to provide an environment that encourages the cognitive, spiritual, moral, emotional, and physical growth of every student. We have a well-defined, effective and evolving curriculum that follows the Massachusetts State Frameworks. We foster spiritual and moral growth in a progressive Islamic environment – an environment that instills in our students the universal values of love, compassion, peace, tolerance, equality, and justice. Our philosophy reflects our commitment to educate our students to become responsible and productive members of society through education and social partnership. Our pursuit of Excellence in Education is built on four core values, i.e., Quality, Integrity, Moderation and Teamwork.

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