Faculty & Staff



Homeroom Teacher | Phil Najemy

Art | Batul Juma ...

Computer Science | Susan Davenport ...

Arabic | Levels 1-6

Qur'an | Nadia Aljam ...

Islamic Studies | Hossam Elsayyad ...

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Brother Phil Najemy is new to our Al-Hamra Faculty and is very excited to contribute to the community.  As Homeroom Teacher for 4th Grade, he will be teaching English, Math, Social Studies, and Science.  In addition, he will be supervising an informal after-school touch-football program during the fall and early winter for any student who is interested. 


Brother Phil’s background is in English literature, having completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and two Masters Degrees: English Literature and Creative Writing.  Additionally, he holds a PhD in Creative Writing.  Brother Phil is passionate about reading and writing as the fundamental skills for every class and also for life.  He is also looking forward to spending plenty of time with students “hacking through math problems,” observing the natural world, and learning to read maps. 


Brother Phil's 4th Grade Classroom features a recreational reading nook and chess corner which the Students love to experience and explore during quiet time. 


He looks forward to fun and productive year.  Please feel free to write, call, or see Brother Phil at school if you have any questions about your child’s progress or needs.


We are always looking to hear from you

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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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