Faculty & Staff
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Ms. Sahar Hamad
Islamic Studies Teacher
Ms. Hamad was born and raised in Palestine. She attended Birzeit University where she studied English. She moved to the United States in 1989 and began teaching Sunday school. Ms. Hamad continues teaching Sunday school to students in first grade through high school and began teaching Arabic, Quran and Islamic Studies at Avicenna Academy in 2005. Ms. Hamad also acts as our Islamic counselor to students.
Mrs. Fayza Elnasharty
Early Childhood Islamic Studies, Quran and Arabic Teacher
Mrs. Elnasharty was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt. She attended Alexandria University and earned a bachelor's degree in Faculty of Arts. Mrs. Elnasharty taught middle school in Egypt for two years prior to moving to Saudi Arabia to teach elementary for three years. From 1999-2003 she worked as a certified substitute teacher in the Merrillville and Crown Point school systems. She has been teaching Sunday school for eight years and has been with Avicenna since 2003.