Faculty & Staff



Homeroom Teacher | Saima Hameed

Art | Batul Juma ...

Computer Science | Susan Davenport ...

Arabic | Nedhal Saoud ...

Qur'an | Nadia Aljam ...

Islamic Studies | Madiha Irshad ...

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Sister Saima is a passionate 3rd Grade Teacher.  She has been at the Academy for over 15 years and possesses 30 years cumulative teaching experience both here and abroad.

Sister Saima loves keeping her students busy.  Daily classroom learning incorporates lively discussions, creative hands-on activities, reading for language arts and also topic research, collaborative teamwork exercises, student presentations and good behavior.

Sister Saima has a Bachelor's Degree in Education with a special interest in Science.  Following Primary Teacher Certification in Pakistan, she also obtained EEC (Department of Early Education and Care) Certification in USA and as well as Special Needs Early Education Certification.


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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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