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Our faculty

Our Faculty

Excellence Academy has selected a highly qualified set of the teachers and administrators that are both certified in Montessori education and well-versed in Islamic knowledge. We work hard to employ educators who share our vision of guiding children to develop excellent characters and who are passionate about their work. Further, we require them to demonstrate high standards of character themselves, including kindness, patience, empathy and love for learning.

Note: Teacher emails are answered directly by the teachers, and you should receive a response within 72 hours.

For emergencies or any other issues involving your child during the school day, you may
also call the school at: (214) 491-6090.

Ms. Asma
Principal
Ms. Asma

Ms. Asma is the Principal of Excellence Academy. She has been working at EA since 2014 and helped grow our school from a few dozen students to over 130 students currently.

She is always open to questions or concerns regarding the school.

You may reach Ms. Asma at [email protected].

Ms. Fatima
Office Manager
Ms. Fatima

Miss Fatima has been with us for several years in different capacities, first as an office assistant back in 2019, then she stayed with us as an active parent volunteer, and as of this year, in 2023, we welcome her into her new role as our office manager.

Miss Fatima makes sure the functional operations of the school are running smoothly.

You may reach Miss Fatima at:
[email protected].

Ms. Rana
Administrative Assistant
Ms. Rana

Ms. Rana is our administrative assistant. You will see her at the front desk and is most likely the first person you will speak to when you call our school.

You may reach Ms. Rana at: [email protected]
Ms. Anjum
Teacher Trainer and Consultant
Ms. Anjum

Ms. Anjum has been a Primary teacher (age 3 to 6) at the Montessori School of Excellence/Excellence Academy and one of our founding teachers at the school.

As of the 2023-2024 school year, she now continues to serve Excellence Academy as a teacher trainer for the primary teachers and a consultant for our school.

Ms. Anjum has a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Elementary Education. She is AMS-credentialed in Early Childhood (age 3-6). She has over 9 years of experience as the lead teacher of the primary classroom at EA and has been a teacher since the inception of the school.

You may reach Ms. Anjum at [email protected].

Ms. Nudrah
Primary Lead Teacher
Ms. Nudrah

Ms. Nudrah is the lead teacher for our primary classroom.

Ms. Nudrah has completed her AMS training and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education.

You may reach Ms. Nudrah at [email protected].

Ms. Nazish
Primary Lead Teacher
Ms. Nazish

Ms. Nazish is a lead teacher for our primary classroom. She started at Excellence Academy during the 2023-2024 school year.

You may reach Ms. Nazish at
[email protected].

Ms. Madiha
Primary Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Madiha

Ms. Madiha is the kindergarten teacher for our primary classroom at Excellence Academy. She has been teaching at our kids since 2022.

You may reach Ms. Madiha at
[email protected].

Ms. Sumayya
Primary Assistant
Ms. Sumayya

Ms. Sumayya is the assistant teacher for our primary classroom at Excellence Academy. She started this year for the 2023-2024 school year.

You may reach Ms. Sumayya at
[email protected].

Ms. Jihan
Primary Assistant
Ms. Jihan

Ms. Jihan is the assistant teacher for our primary classroom at Excellence Academy. She started this year for the 2023-2024 school year.

You may reach Ms. Jihan at
[email protected].

Ms. Mahjabeen
Lower Elementary Lead Teacher
Ms. Mahjabeen

Ms. Mahjabeen is the lead teacher for the Lower Elementary classroom at the Montessori School of Excellence and one of our founding teachers at the school, and the 2023-2024 school year is her ninth year teaching at EA.

Miss Mahjabeen has over ten years of experience in Montessori education and she is AMS-credentialed for early childhood (ages 3 to 6) and lower elementary (ages 6 to 9). Ms. Mahjabeen also has a bachelor of science degree in Microbiology, a bachelor of arts degree in Education, and a Masters’s degree in Botany.

Ms. Mahjabeen has six children of her own. Her two eldest daughters and one son have graduated from EA and she currently has three sons currently enrolled in the school.

Miss Mahjabeen is a favorite among her current lower elementary students (ages 6 to 9) and has been helpful in the maintenance and expansion of our lower elementary classroom.

You may reach Miss Mahjabeen at [email protected].

Ms. Amani
Lower Elementary Co-Teacher
Ms. Amani

Ms. Amani is a teacher for the Lower Elementary classroom (ages 6 to 9) at the Montessori School of Excellence. She is AMS-credentialed for the Lower Elementary classroom.

Miss Amani joined EA in the 2016-2017 school year as an assistant teacher, and the 2023-2024 school year is her seventh year as a full teacher with us. Prior to joining EA, Miss Amani was a home-room teacher at Salaam Academy for 2 years, where she taught English, Arabic, Quran, and Islamic Studies. She has also taught Quran recitation (tajweed) at the McKinney Islamic Association and the Allen Islamic Center. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and was a science teacher at Khan Younis high school for girls.

Miss Amani is well-liked by her current lower elementary students (ages 6 to 9) and is a vital asset to our lower elementary classroom.

You may reach Miss Amani at [email protected].

Ms. Amna
Intern Teacher Lower Elementary
Ms. Amna

Miss Amna is the intern teacher for the lower elementary classroom at Excellence Academy. She joined EA for the 2022-2023 school year.

Prior to joining our school, she worked as a teaching assistant at various schools, including Fountainhead Montessori Scbool in Orinda, CA, and Sarah’s Science in Castro Vally, CA.

At Sarah’s Science, she managed the weekly after-school class “Toyology: Science Through Toys” for children ages 5 to 11 to facilitate STEM-based learning in local elementary schools throughout the Bay Area.

You can reach Miss Amna at [email protected].

Ms. Rabeya
Lower Elementary Teacher Assistant
Ms. Rabeya

Ms. Rabeya is a Teacher Assistant for both the Lower and Upper Elementary classrooms. She started at Excellence Academy with the 2022-2023 school year.

Prior to joining Excellence Academy, she earned a degree as a certified nurse assistant and assisted school nurses with sick kids and helped organize immunization records.

You can reach Ms. Rabeya at [email protected].

Nafees
Upper Elementary Lead Teacher
Nafees

Ms. Nafees is a lead teacher for the upper elementary classroom and and one of our founding teachers at the school. 

She holds a BS in Computer Science, a Masters degree in education, and AMS (Montessori) certified.  She is also certified in the Albinese system.

Ms. Nafees has had over 10 years of experience teaching children in the classroom and has been with Excellence Academy since its inception. 

You may reach Miss Nafees at [email protected].

Nusrat
Upper Elementary Co-Teacher
Nusrat

Ms. Nusrat  has been with MSE for the first two years in our Lower Elementary classroom and is now a co-teacher for the Upper Elementary classroom.

She holds a master’s degree in computer science, an AMS credential in Lower Elementary and has completed her AMS training for Upper Elementary.

You may reach Miss Nusrat at [email protected].

Mirna
Quran/Arabic Dept. Lead -- teaches Primary and Upper Elementary classrooms
Mirna

Ms. Mirna is the lead of the Quran and Arabic department at Excellence Academy. She also teaches Quran & Arabic for the primary and upper elementary classes. She also currently teaches the Bayyinah in-school program at EA. She has been working at EA since the 2014-2015 school year.

Prior to joining EA in 2014, Miss Mirna worked as a part-time Quran teacher in the after-school program at Good Tree Academy for 2 years. Prior to that, Miss Mirna worked as a teacher assistant and Quran and Arabic teacher at Al-Furqaan Academy for 2 years. She has also had extensive experience teaching Arabic to young students ages 8 to 12 as a private tutor since 2009.

Ms. Mirna also has extensive education in early childhood development as well, with multiple certificates earned in Early Childhood Development and Administration, and has graduated with an Associates Degree in Child Development from Collin County College in 2012.

Ms. Mirna completed the Bayyinah Teachers Training Course in the summer of 2016. As part of her ongoing continuing education, she has completed tajweed training this past year as well.

You may reach Ms. Mirna at [email protected].

Ms. Amina
Quran/Arabic Teacher -- Primary and Lower Elementary
Ms. Amina

Ms. Amina is the Quran & Arabic teacher at Excellence Academy for the primary and lower elementary classes. She has been working at EA since the 2022-2023 school year.

Prior to joining EA, she has been teaching Quran and Arabic to small groups of students as an in-home tutor for children from ages 18 months to 9 years of age.

Ms. Amina is fluent in Arabic and French.

You may reach Miss Amina at [email protected].

Ms. Hana
Quran/Arabic Teacher -- Primary and Lower Elementary
Ms. Hana

Ms. Hana is the Quran & Arabic teacher at Excellence Academy for the primary and lower elementary classes. She has been working at EA since the 2022-2023 school year.

Prior to joining Excellence Academy, Ms. Hana was the Quran and Arabic substitute teacher at Good Tree Academy for grades 1 to 8.

She also taught hifz and Quran at Islamic Service Foundation, Brighter Horizon Academy, and IACC.

You may reach Miss Hana at [email protected].

Ms. Areej
Quran/Arabic Teacher -- Middle School
Ms. Areej

Ms. Areej is the Quran & Arabic teacher at Excellence Academy for the middle school students.  She has been working at EA since the 2022-2023 school year.

You may reach Ms. Areej at [email protected].

Leena
Lead Coordinator for Secondary Education, Math, Islamic Studies, Business & Programming
Leena

Ms. Leena is the lead teacher for Excellence Academy Secondary Education (EASE). She is also the teacher for math, Islamic Studies, Business, and Programming.

This is her sixth year here at Excellence Academy for the 2023-2024 school year.

Ms. Leena has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics and received a certification in Secondary Mathematics Education.

Ms. Leena is also certified by the State of Pennsylvania in Secondary Education Mathematics.

She helped Al-Noor Islamic Academy in Pennsylvania, developed the kindergarten curriculum, and actively taught the kindergarten class.

She then worked at Al Fatih Academy in Virginia where she actively managed and taught first graders, taught reading, language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, and islamic studies, using lesson plans, and helped create a functional and interactive environment for the kindergartners.

She most recently worked as a math teacher at Noor Ul-Iman School, an Islamic school in New Jersey, since 2013, teaching middle school and high school mathematics.

Miss Leena has been with Excellence Academy since 2019, starting as a primary class lead teacher and has now been the lead teacher for our Secondary Education since 2020.

You may reach Miss Leena at [email protected].

Syeda
English Language Arts Teacher & English Elective Teacher
Syeda

Ms. Syeda is the ELAR teacher for EA Secondary Education.

Ms. Syeda has bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Masters degree in Business Administration.

She has experience in teaching English literature, leadership, social studies, and financial literacy.

Ms. Syeda is part of our remote specialty team assisting in enhancing the education of our middle school students.

Ms. Syeda has focused on teaching critical reading, reading comprehension, and English grammar to our current students and has achieved raising the STAAR test scores in reading of our middle school students dramatically over the last year.

You may reach Miss Syeda at [email protected].

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