Faculty & Staff



Homeroom Teacher | Kristina Veal

Teacher's Assistant | Farah Akbar

Art | Batul Juma ...

Computer Science | Susan Davenport ...

Arabic | Nedhal Saoud ...

Qur'an | Nadia Aljam ...

Islamic Studies | Madiha Irshad ...

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Sister Kristina is very excited to begin this Kindergarten adventure with all of you. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Spanish and World Geography and a Masters of Education in English as a Second Language. 

Sister Kristina brings world-travelling experience to her classroom, having resided in several countries across the globe including and as far away as Okinawa, Japan growing up with her father who serves in the United States Air Force.


Sister Kristina has been teaching for over ten-years in public and private schools. Throughout the years, she has yearned to return to teaching Kindergarten. Kindergarten IS her passion! Sister Kristina also enjoys incorporating personal storytelling, books, music, and educational games in the classroom. She looks forward to a wonderful and exciting year with all of you!


We are always looking to hear from you

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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