Faculty & Staff



Homeroom Teacher | Zuhdiah (Eman) Abdeljaber

Art | Batul Juma ...

Computer Science | Susan Davenport ...

Science | Cathy Zouval ...

Math | Kristine Austin ...

Language & Arts | Eman Abdeljaber

Social Studies | Sophia Anwaruddin ...

Arabic | Levels 1-6

Qur'an | Nadia Aljam ...

Islamic Studies | Hossam Elsayyad ...

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Sister Eman has been with the Academy nearly twenty years.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Masters Degree in English with Teacher's Licensure & Certification.  Since joining the Academy, she has taught throughout the Middle School but has focused on Grade 6 & 7 for the past decade.

In the classroom, Sister Eman shares personal real-life experiences and stories to bring lessons to life and provide contextual meaning for her Students.  Sister Eman's life experience growing up in America, instills her with passion to guide Muslim Youth in being proud of their identity and flourishing in our society.  


In the current academic year, Sister Eman teaches Language Arts to both 6th and 7th Grade, engaging them in such activities as Letters About Literature in addition to regular Curriculum.  In Grade 6 Math, she focuses Students on working with rational numbers and preparing Students for Algebra, solidifying many concepts.


She also fosters Student participation in Sadaqah, supporting Students in attending our Food Pantry Initiative: Jeremiah Pantry & Shelter).


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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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