About Saleema Academy

OUR MISSION

Saleema Academy is a fun and interactive weekend program aimed at teaching your child the basics of the Arabic Language, Quran Recitation and Islamic Etiquette.

To assure that your child will get the maximum benefit, please be involved in his or her education both at Saleema Academy weekend program and at the regular week day school he or she attends.

Studies show that children excel when their parents are engaged and interested in their success.

Saleema Academy & You

Quran Recitation, Arabic Language, and Good Manners.

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OUR VISION

Being a prominent force in empowering community members and other none profit organizations of similar goals to do all the good we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as we ever can.

Sr. Esraa Almasri

Teacher Assistant

Esraa Almasri has worked with children and students for over six years, both as a teacher assistant and an academic tutor. At Saleema Academy, she is often seen with a camera, taking pictures for the school or attending to one’s needs. Throughout high school, Esraa won two consecutive leadership and academic excellence awards, is currently president of the National Honors Society, a volunteer representative with Helping Hands for Relief and Development, and an intern (volunteer) with the American Muslim Women Physician Association.  With experience in leading projects in the past, she is working on strengthening the youth in the community through service to others and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). She plans on taking her passion for teaching, children, and caring for others in the field of nursing. Merely beginning her journey into college and the real world, she is working to gain a Doctor’s in Nursing Practices degree, spread happiness, and give back to the world.

Sr. Esra Ghanim

Teacher Assistant

My name is Esra Ghanim; I am a Teacher Assistant at Saleema Academy. I have been part of many extracurricular activities such as Student Council and Muslim Student Association; I’m on the class of 2021 office board at Summit High School. I enjoy videography and the study of child development. I hope to become a grade school teacher. I welcome any feedback from parents to better serve the students at Saleema Academy.

Sr. Amani Hannun

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Sr. Leena Maraqa

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Sr. Ronia Maraqa

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Sr. Dima Saleh

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Sr. Dena Kamel

Teacher Assistant

Dena Kamel is a teacher assistant at Saleema Academy, and a student at the University of Texas at Arlington pursuing a degree in Microbiology. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school with a focus in neurology or neonatology. Born and raised in Arlington, Texas to Syrian parents, she moved to Damascus with her family for nearly seven years before returning back to the United States in 2013. This is her third year assisting teacher Hala Shoukeir in her Quran & Tajweed class. She finds joy and great pride in helping all the young girls in the class who have also become amazing friends. In addition to Teacher Hala’s class, Dena assists Teacher Lina Alissawi in her wonderful afternoon class. Her main goal at Saleema Academy is to help make the students’ experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, learning new languages, and is a Starbucks regular.

Sr. Tala Alturk

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Sr. Rama Farrah

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