Welcome to First Grade ! Sister Fouzia Faruque's Class
I earned my Bachelor and Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the universities of Adelphi and C. W. Post, respectively. I have completed my professional certification programs through the University of C.W. Post in the fields of childhood education and Special Education. I am a primary teacher of first graders at Hamza Academy. Through my ten plus years of experience at Hamza, I have discovered that I truly enjoy teaching in the primary grades. The strengths that I bring into the classroom are exciting, creative, and interactive project ideas that are coupled with organized lesson planning that focuses on integration and differentiation. These projects encourage a sense of open-mindedness, in order to engage students and capture their interest, which in turn makes learning more enjoyable. As a tenet of my teaching philosophy, I strive to institute a classroom atmosphere based on mutual respect, responsibility, and accountability. Being cognizant of today's needs of a strong Muslim presence, I want to help my first graders build qualities that will demonstrate leadership and respect for diversity, so that our young Muslims can grow to make positive contributions to their communities. I truly am grateful to Allah(swt) for the opportunity to be a part of an institution that mirrors my feelings when it comes to prepare our young Muslim children to become strong leaders of this nation. I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to teach your precious children.
Hamza Academy was established in 2001 in a trailer with only 15 students and we have kept on growing since then. As an entity of Masjid Hamza, Hamza Academy is a New York State registered, chartered, 501(c)3 nonprofit educational institution and compliant to all NYS curriculum and health requirements. We are always striving for excellence and are working towards several accreditation and national recognition through AdvancED and CISNA (Council of Islamic Schools in North America). Hamza Academy is an Islamic School with grades Pre-Kindergarten – 4th Grade. We serve both the Queens and Long Island community at an affordable rate.