Sr. Basima Ramadan, Kindergarten Teacher
All praise is due to Allah (swt) for giving me the strength to be where I am today. I feel that I am extremely privileged to be part of an Islamic School System and to guide young children in their early years. It is an honor to be entrusted with this great amana and I am grateful for this opportunity. I will strive to do my best and please Allah (swt) and all those around me.
As human beings, with our limited knowledge, we have a firm belief that whatever comes from Allah (swt) is best for us so we accept what is prescribed, even our shortcomings and ask for forgiveness for our mistakes. We make room for improvement. We say Alhamdulillah and thank Allah (swt) for all we are blessed with – for we are all blessed.
I have been an active parent/volunteer and teacher in the Islamic School System since 1993. I am currently a Kindergarten teacher at Al-Hikmah school and have 13 years of experience in this classroom, alhamdullilah.
I hold a certification in Early Childhood Education and am a current member of NJAKE (New Jersey Association of Kindergarten Educators) and NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children).
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Sr. Veronica Callaghan, Kindergarten Teacher
Dear Respected Parents;
Assalamu Alaikum. My name is Sr. Veronica Callaghan. I am one of the Kindergarten teachers here at Al-Hikmah Elementary School. This is my second year working at this school. Previously, I spent a year working at Miftalhul Ulum, Union City, NJ. I am certified as a Substitute Teacher by the state of New Jersey for grades K-12. My education background is in Management and Marketing but now I am continuing my studies in Early Childhood Education.
I have been very involved in Al-Hikmah for the last seven years. These activities included substituting, fund raising, PTO, extra circular activities and where ever my services were needed.
We all know now that the first five years are critical to a child’s life long development. Young children’s earliest experience and environment set the stage for future development and success in school life. Early positive interactions with nurturing adults are vital to healthy brain development. With the help of Allah (SWT), I would like to be part of the wonderful years and to help create a productive loving environment for your child to be encouraged to grow and learn.
It is my honor to work with the future generation of our Umma and to provide our children with an Islamic perspective in all that they learn.
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