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Principal: Azra Naqvi

Administrator: Shaheen Khan

Administrator: Sumana Fatima

Communication Coordinator: Ummul Baneen Kazmi

Primary Staff


Preschool Teacher: Uzma Faisal Bawani

PreKindergarten Teacher: Meena Ali

Pre-K Assistant: Farkhanda Ali

Pre-S Assistant & Lunch Monitor: Beenish Syed

Elementary Staff


Kindergarten Teacher: Hira Abidi

1st Grade Teacher: Lexi Anderson

2nd Grade Teacher: Sabaah Asghar

3rd-8th Grade Math Teacher: Rehana Ali

3rd-8th Grade Science Teacher: Janice West

3rd-8th Grade Humanities Teacher: Christen Sostre

Math Assistant: Sania Ali

IQRA Department


Quran Teacher & Dept Head: Sh. Mohammad Javad

Arabic Teacher: Zainab Alhamdawi

Islamic Studies: Shaheen Khan

Physical Education (P.E.)


P.E. Teacher: Sakina Ali

Support Staff


Before-and-After-Care: Munira Ali

After-Care: Lubna Ali

3rd-8th Grade Mentor: Farida Hemani

Meet Our Teachers

We are proud that our teachers are all certified instructors and are qualified upwards of a Bachelors degree in Education.

Dr. Azra Naqvi

Dr. Azra has an academic background in education leadership, accounting, and social work. She earned her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Argosy University in 2013 and has recently completed her Doctor of Arts in Educational Leadership from National Louis University 2021. She is the Principal / Founding Member of Hadi School of Excellence […]

Ms. Shaheen Khan

Assalamun Alaikum, I am Ms. Shaheen! I am the Islamic Studies teacher for Pre School-8th grade. I have been teaching Islamic Studies for the past 20 years and at Hadi School for the past 9 years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Sciences from National Louis University and currently pursuing a Masters of […]

Ms. Farkhanda Ali

Salam! My name is Farkhanda Ali and I am the Pre K Assistant teacher of the Pre K class 2020-2021. I have been working with Hadi school for more than ten years. I am looking forward to helping your student out this year.

Sh. Mohammad Javad

Salamun Alaikum!  This is Shaikh Mohammed Javad. I am the Quran teacher at Hadi School in addition to being the Head of the Iqra Dept. The 2020 – 2021 school year will be my 9th year teaching at Hadi School of Excellence. I have studied Islamic education for 10 years in Qom. I have being […]

Ms. Christen Sostre

Salam!  I am Ms. Christen!  I am currently the 3rd-8th Humanities teacher.  I graduated with honors from Northeastern Illinois University in 2007, and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education. The 2020-2021 school year will be my fourth year at Hadi School.  This upcoming year has a lot of exciting things to come! I look forward […]

Ms. Lexi Anderson

Salaam, I am Ms. Lexi! I am the 1st Grade Teacher. The 2020-2021 school year will be my fourth year teaching at Hadi School of Excellence. I graduated from Valley City State University & North Dakota State University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, and Human Development/Family Science. Kindergarten is the starting point for a […]