Ms. F. Hasan – Kindergarten teacher, graduated from the Delaware County Community College, worked as an administrative assistant and social studies teacher at other schools before coming to Al Aqsa where she has been working for the past 12 yrs. She is a keen observer of children who knows well that all children do not learn the same way.
Ms. Marwa Hussein – 1st grade assistant, B.A. in English from Egypt University.
M. G Salah, 1st grade teacher – graduate of Drexel University with a bachelor and master degree in Science (15 years of teaching). A model of a Muslim lady, she brings fascinating and inspiring stories to the entire elementary school every day.
Ms. S. Abdur Rahman – 2nd grade teacher, course work at King Abdul Aziz University, Mecca, Saudi Arabic, Seton Hall University (20 years of teaching experience). She is indefatigable in doing her many duties and showing many strategies for teaching successfully.
Ms. Maha Abduljabbar – 3rd grade teacher, Bachelor degree at Amman University, Jordan, Master degree in English, University of Texas (Dallas), Graduate Certificate in TESOL. She has taught English at Richland College for 10 years, University of North Texas for several years as well as English and literature for elementary students at Peace Academy. Taught Arabic and Islamic studies to elementary students in an Islamic School in Texas.
Ms. Nuri Abdus-Salaam – 4th grade teacher who has her B.S. degree and has taught at several schools in New Jersey.
Ms. Sabah Bouabdallah – 5th grade teacher who has her PhD in English and has taught in elementary schools in Philadelphia as well as in her own country in Algeria.
Ms. Carmen Woodruff – M.A., M.Ed., 6th grade teacher, has supervised teachers for Catapult Learning(the largest vendor of reading, math specialists in the city; they service all of the Catholic schools),
taught kindergarten for three years, taught elementary school in the city and received a Fullbright Teaching Assistantship in South Korea some years ago. She is certified K-6.
Ms. S Taj Senior Arabic teacher – a graduate of Al-Najah University in Palestine with a degree in teaching Arabic (23 years of teaching experience, certified). She is an extremely loyal teacher and exemplary Arabic instructor. All of her students appreciate and love her testifying to their ability under her teaching.
Ms. A Aitibir – Arabic teacher having graduated from Algerian Law School, taught Arabic in several city schools and has been teaching at Al Aqsa since 2006. She is much loved, respected and has a passion for her work.
Ms. Fatima Aglaguel – Arabic teacher, B.A. from University of Morocco, 20 years teaching experience.
Mr. Majd Ahmad – Teacher of upper grade Science, received his B.S. degree in Science Education from Temple University. Mr. Ahmad is passionate about children learning science and has been a Muslim all his life.
Ms. Jean Davis – M. Ed Specialist in Reading.
Ms. Siham Haj Kasem – Arabic teacher, B.A, from Damascus, Syria and with 11 years teaching experience.
Ms. Rama Abdullah – Arabic teacher, B.A. Damascus University. She studied English literature and has more than 10 years teaching English and Arabic. She is also an Arabic language tutor for those wishing to learn the language.
Mr. Abdur Rahman – Principal, BA, BD, MA and doctoral studies (the latter at Temple University), organized community groups for improvement in North Philadelphia housing and schools, led the protest to rebuild the Lehigh Library on 6th and Lehigh Ave, taught in the Philadelphia School District for 30 years, union rep for the school and has an enduring passion to see Philadelphia children succeed.
Ms. Khadra Salim – B.A, from Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt has taught Arabic and Islamic Studies in Al Aqsa’s kindergarten for the past nineteen years and much loved.
Mr. Muhammed Gilbert – BSED, he graduated with distinction, summa cum laude. Mr. Gilbert is returning
to Al Aqsa where he taught ELA for six years and then went to the public and charter schools where
he taught middle grades math and science. He is certified in all math, science, reading and language
arts in grades 4-8.
Ms. Amira Shehata – Gym teacher.
Ms. Jean Williams-Davis – Reading specialist, Masters in Education with extensive teaching experience.
Mr. Stephen West – B.A. teaches middle and high school mathematics. This is his second year at Al Aqsa.
Ms. Esraa Shehata – B.S. Temple University, M.S. Thomas Jefferson University.