Mr. Hamidi was born in Morocco, spent a part of his childhood in France and has been a Florida resident since 1998. He graduated with a dual M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering & Engineering Management from the University of South Florida, and a dual B.S. degree in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering from University of Florida. Throughout his education and work experience, Mr. Hamidi has gained valuable experience in the field of leadership, research, education & management. He also has taught in Private and Charter Schools (K-12) including Nur Academy in 2019-2020. Brother Karim is very happy to be back and look forward to a great year ahead inshallah.
Amel Abosamek is a homeroom teacher at Nur Academy. She was born in Alexandria, Egypt and earned her BS in Chemical Engineering from Alexandria University. Sister Amel has completed several professional development and educator training programs. She has 17 years of experience teaching Math and Science for all levels up to 8th grade.
Mrs. Ali. will be our Kindergarten/First grade teacher during the 2022-2023 academic year. She was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida and have been here for 30 years! Mrs. Ali grew up within the Muslim ISSB community and she is so honored to finally be giving back to the
community by teaching our young Muslim children and much more. She graduated as an Education major from University of South Florida. She loves to read, cook, and spend time with her family in her spare time.
Rana Elshamy received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of South Florida. After graduation, she realized that she was a teacher at heart, so she decided to pursue a career in teaching. Sister Rana has more than 12 years of experience at teaching. She has taught in different Islamic schools as well as at some public/charter schools. She is very excited to be part of Nur Acade
Dina Gadelhaq teaches Quran and Arabic at Nur Academy. She was born and raised in Egypt and earned her BS in Accounting from Cairo University. She is a certified Nuraniyah teacher and has taught Quran and Arabic at Nur Academy for the past 4 years. Dina’s favorite quote is “teach your kids Quran and Quran will teach them everything.”
Nur Academy is an independent, nonprofit, private Islamic school located in Sarasota, Florida. We serve students in grades K-5 in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Nur Academy offers one of the finest Islamic & Academic programs in the nation. Nur Academy is a Sunni institution and follows the teachings and tenets of Ahl-us-Sunnah wa-l-Jamaa’ah. Our education philosophy is based on the understanding that all children are individuals with their own strengths, needs, likes and learning styles. Our classrooms are filled with specially designed materials and a prepared environment promoting hands on learning. Instruction is differentiated according to the ability and learning style of each child.
Our mission is to provide quality academic and Islamic education that prepares students to become strong, ethically and morally responsible leaders and members of the community.
Nur Academy offers a rigorous core curriculum along with our intensive Islamic education. Following Sunshine State Standards, Nur Academy provides daily instruction in English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math. Specialized classes include Physical Education (PE), Art, Technology, and Robotics.
Nur Academy boasts an impressive Islamic education program. Our well-qualified teachers are native Arabic speakers and use the Nuraniyah curriculum for Arabic and Quran classes. Through daily classes, our goal is to promote speaking, reading and writing in Arabic with confidence and reciting Quran with Tajweed. Additionally, our Islamic Studies class provides a history of Islam for students.
Each Wednesday, students are encouraged to dress casually.
They must be dressed in usual uniforms other days.
**Students may not wear inappropriate or offensive clothing
Feel free to come and visit us in-person. To schedule a school tour, please send your contact information by using the form above.