Faculty & Staff

Our learning objectives stress the acquisition and application of knowledge; it is our goal to inspire each child to embark on a journey of education that will last throughout their lives. Each of our caring, devoted, and valued teachers use the latest teaching techniques and methods to ensure students of all abilities have the opportunity to learn.


Our experienced and accredited teachers, come from different backgrounds, different degrees and have 25+ years of educational experience. They all have one thing in common, they all love their students.

Board Members

Br. Umar Chaudhry

  • L.L.B(hons.)Islamic law from  International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
  • L.L.M. U.S Legal Studies St. Johns University
  • Board Member Islamic Education Foundation(IEF).

Dr. Imran Jamil, 

  • Primary Care Physician with a fellowship in addiction psychiatry
  • Parent in the Alghazaly school.

Br. Waheed Khalid, 

  • Former President of Darulislah Masjid Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Board Member of NJ Cemetery Board,
  • A community activist invloved in establishing many masajid and Muslim nonprofits in the State of New Jersey .

Br. Nabil Youssef, 

  • State of New Jersey Certified Supervisor and public school teacher,
  • Volunteers in many Muslim nonprofit educational institutions through out the state.

Br. Abdelhamid Ziadeh, 

  • Financial consultant with an accounting back ground 
  • Financial consultant for many masajid in Hudson and Passaic Counties.


Sr. Fatina Hanini

To view Sr. Hanini’s resumé  Click Here or visit the Principals Page.


Sr. Aayah Elhosary, Second Grade, Core Subjects
B.S. in Accounting and Management, Rutgers, Business School
Working towards teacher certificate
Summa Cum Laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, Honor Society
Dean’s list all 4 years of College
Spelling Bee Judge for the past 3 years
English and Math tutor
Substitute Teacher
Teaching Philosophy:
“Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” -Martin Luther King Jr. My goal as a teacher is to not only teach, but build character as well. I strive to make teaching fun by creating a bond with my students.

Sr. Amna Mohamed , Kindergarten, Core Subjects
Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, International Montessori Teaching Certificate (ages 3-6)
Teaching Pre-K and KG at Al-Ghazaly School since 1994. Ten years of experience outside of AGS.
Teaching Philosophy:
Integration is the key to comprehension. Relating English to Science, Math and Social Studies; building on personal experiences, and encompassing Islam throughout all subjects.
Awards and Associations:
Honored twice in the “Who’s Who among American Teachers”, and the Cambridge “Who’s Who among American Professionals”. Member of the New Jersey Association of Kindergarten Educators and the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Sr. Hend Abbas , Pre-K Teacher
Holds Certificate of completion for intro to Early Childhood Education
Teaching Philosophy:
I am reminded of an old motto, “It may have taken two people to create a child, but it takes a community as a whole to raise that child.” As children are different, it is extremely important to realize that each child is entitled to have a formal education that would allow him/her to reach to the very top of their position. Through “hands on” teaching, children are able to grasp subject matter and retain it for the future. Children grasp material that is presented to them when they use more than one of their senses. Through exploration of the material though their senses, sight, hearing, and touch, the students will be able to associate the material. Therefore, they will have the ability to recall the material at a later time. As educators it is imperative to help with the fundamental forming of each child’s foundation of education. While each child learns at their own pace, we must be able to differentiate and target each students’ highest learning potential, InshaAllah.

Sr. Magda Eisa Arabic and Islamic Studies Teacher
Bachelors of Arts in Business
With Alghazaly since it has opened its doors in ’84. Has been teaching at Al-Ghazaly since ’89
Teaching Philosophy:
I aim to engage the students by using modern methods to instill a connection to Islam that will last a lifetime

Sr. Munzarin Khader , Preschool Teacher
Bachelor’s degree in History, Economics and Political Science
2 years certificate course in fashion design (draping, sketching and pattern making)
I was the Pre-K teacher’s aide and arts and crafts teacher (grades 1-8) at Al-Ghazaly School 2013
Teaching Philosophy:
“Teaching is one profession that creates all other professions.” I hope to bring lots of fun activities and a fun learning atmosphere for them InshaAllah

Sr. Samar Mattar Physical Education Teacher
Bachelor’s in Physical Education Helwan University, Cairo Egypt.
13 years experience in teaching and physical training.



In addition to our teachers, we are blessed to have a wonderful, supportive staff that works together in true team spirit.
Sr. Zahra Bouzbiba, Lunch Associate
Sr. Mervat Eid, Paraprofessional
Education: Bachelor’s in Psychology, Certified Pre-k 3
Experience: 8 years

Sr. Hanaa Shbeek, Kindergarten, Paraprofessional
Education: Business diploma, working towards degree in Early Childhood Education
Experience: 18 years in Islamic Schools, 6 years overseas

To learn more about Al-Ghazaly Elementary School and enquire about our teachers, please contact us.