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


  • Somia Koran-Shah
  • 2nd Grade teacher


  • BA in Elementary Education from New Jersey City University
  • BA in Psychology.
  • Certified in Bilingual from NJCU
  • Experience

    10 years teaching experience.

  • Mahbuba Neela
  • 4th ,5th Grade Math,English and Social studies Teacher


  • Graduated from Montclair University as a English Major
  • Munzarin Khader
  • Preschool & Pre-k English/Home Room Teacher


  • Bachelor’s in History, Economy and political science
  • Certified in Fashion Design
  • Experience:

  • 5 years Early Childhood Department.
  • 1 year teaching Arts and Crafts (1st -8th Grd)
  • 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 Insha Allah

  • Nashwa Abouziad
  • Pre-k Teacher Aide


  • Bachelor’s in phycology, faculty of Art, Egypt
  • Experience:

  • 2 years’ teacher Aid At Al Ghazaly school
  • 4 years teaching Quran & Arabic in Islamic Schools.
  • Nour Hamza
  • Kindergarten Teacher

  • Bachelor’s in Nutrition & Food science Concentration dietetics (MSU)
    ~Minor in Arabic
  • Associate Degree in General Studies and Science, BCC
  • Experience:

  • 6 years’ Islamic studies teacher in Islamic School.
  • 2 years Pre-k Teacher (Private school).
  • 1 year KG teacher at Al Ghazaly.
  • Hanaa Shbaeek
  • Kindergarten Teacher Aid

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business
  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood Education
  • Experience:

  • 26 years in Islamic school, 6 years overseas.
  • Islam Moustafe
  • First Grade Teacher

  • Bachelor’s in Sociology, Montclair University
  • Associate Degree in General science and math, Bergen community college
  • Experience:

  • 2-year teaching 1st grade at Al Ghazaly school.
  • Mervet Eid
  • First and second grade Teacher Aid

  • Bachelor’s in psychology, Certified Pre-k – Third Grade
  • Experience :

  • 9 years
  • Tlidja Belkacemi
  • Math Teacher ( 3rd – 7th Grade)

  • Bachelors in Mathematics, NJCU
  • Bachelors in Micro-Economics, Algeria
  • Experience:

  • 4 years teaching at Al Ghazaly.
  • Magda Eisa
  • Arabic and Islamic Studies Teacher

  • Bachelors of Arts in Business
  • Experience:

  • 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
  • Samar Mattar
  • Gym Teacher
    Education :

  • Bachelor’s in Physical Education, Helwan University, Cairo Egypt.
  • Experience:

  • 13 years experience in teaching and physical training.
  • Staff

    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

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

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