Welcome to 3rd Grade ! Sister Nafeza Beskardes's Class
My name is Nafeza Beskardes and I would like to welcome you to 3rd grade. I received my Bachelors in Childhood Education and Special Education from SUNY Old Westbury College. I have 7 years teaching experience working in public schools, private schools and international schools. This will be my 2nd year as part of the Hamza Academy team and I am excited for a new year. Teaching 3rd grade is very rewarding, as this is the age students start to gain independence and find their individuality. It is such a wonderful age and grade as students are introduced to more complex concepts and will be introduced to state exams for the first time. Their thoughts and minds bloom tremendously during third grade. This is why I absolutely love working with 3rd graders, as I am part of my students’ journey as they are shaped into wonderful young individuals.
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.