Faculty & Staff




Sister Naima is a native Arabic speaker, having attended medical school in Algeria prior to entering the field of teaching.  She possess Certification in the USA as a Teacher's Assistant.  Sister Naima has been with the Academy nearly two years; prior to joining our team, she was active in the community while assisting several Islamic Day Schools and Sunday Schools as a Substitute Teacher/Instructor.

Sister Naima teaches Level 1 Arabic at Al-Hamra.  Inside the classroom, mostly Arabic is spoken, engaging students in dialogue, increasing fluency in Qur'an and reading aloud, pronouncation, and handwriting.  Students also do in-class presentations to build confidence.  She is also a Teacher's Assistant to Al-Hamra 1st Grade.

Sister Naima assists Al-Hamra's After School Study as a Teacher for both Arabic & Qur'an.


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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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