Welcome to Hamza Academy’s 2020 – 2021 academic year. It is an honor to introduce myself as the Principal of Hamza Academy and to join this extraordinary school community. My staff and I are excited to have our classrooms filled with the beautiful faces and bright smiles once again and we are looking forward to a wonderful year of fun-filled learning, inshaa’Allah !
Our mission is to have an Islamic School that achieves high levels of academic and Islamic growth for its students and to prepare our next generation to take on leadership roles in society in all realms and gain success in both worlds. Despite limited resources, I firmly believe that Islamic Schools can perform at the same academic levels as public schools. With hard work, dedication and commitment by administration and staff as well as the support of management, Hamza Academy can reach even higher levels. I also firmly believe that Muslim children attending Islamic school are an Amanah entrusted to us by their parents and as an administrator I believe it is their right that we fulfill this Amanah in the best possible manner.
Hamza Academy’s strength is its staff and teachers who are passionate, motivated and work hard to make learning fun through many activities. No matter which activity we are involved in from Science to Health & Safety Week, from English to Literacy Week, from Social Studies to Multicultural Week, from Math to Career Week – the goal is always to provide an enriched curriculum that would increase students’ zeal to learn and gain a set of skills that prepare them academically, physically, emotionally, and most of all Islamically for the upcoming challenges in life.
I hope that this website will be helpful and informative. Additionally, you can also find us on Facebook and Instagram under Hamza Academy, where you can find updates on current events and see a quick insight of our school.
It is truly a privilege to be a part of this wonderful community and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach out to email@example.com or (516)-285-1440.
Let’s make it another great year at Hamza Academy!
A saying that has followed me throughout my life is
If you see a lady rescuing a stray cat from a tree or sidewalk that is most likely me, also known as Asma Khan. My passion is being a voice for the vulnerable who cannot speak for themselves; children and animals. This passion has always been a part of me and has led me to where I am currently in my life; with the responsibility of 9 beautiful rescue cats, one handsome son, and many students as a School Principal. Being in the Education field is a noble profession. This profession requires dedication, sincerity, teamwork and an attitude that will always keep you grounded and balanced between my duty as a Principal and Co-Worker. I understand the endless impact that leaders make on the lives of the students and staff. The skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom will be used by young people throughout their lives. Therefore, as a leader, I hope to be a role model and I promise myself to make an impression and a difference in many lives.
Every action and decision I’ve taken in my life so far has always pushed me towards the Education field, confirming that this is where I was always meant to be. My motivation and determination to teach the future began in my childhood years and continued into my college years. I have a Masters in Childhood Education 1-6 (SpEd and GenEd) and a Bachelors in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. I started my career as a Teacher Assistant at Brentwood School District while attending full time at college, helping me with time management and improving my multitasking abilities. I was hired at MDQ Academy (Islamic School) as a teacher in 2005 and then promoted as a Preschool Director in 2016 which included Universal Prekindergarten funded by the NYS Education Department. I was employed in this position till 2018, working with the Assistant Superintendent of Brentwood Union Free School district, ensuring the funds were effectively being used to benefit the students and community. In September 2018, I began as a School Administrator at Hamza Academy and then was selected to be a principal in July 2019. My mission is to have a high performing Islamic School So our next generation will be practicing and believing Muslims, ready to take their rightful place in society and gain success in both worlds.