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Our expansion project brought us more than new class rooms. As we move classes into the new building we are also happy to add new courses and expectations to our well established, challenging curriculum and programs.The new building has added a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) lab and STEAM classes for 4th through 7th grade, art club after school, and Lego Robotics Rookie Team in Middle School.Our continued academic enrichment includes adding Vocabulary to the Middle School curriculum, additional literary pieces, and Common Core Mathematics. We have also added Advanced Placement Psychology, 10th Grade AP Physics and Dual Credit classes with Moraine Valley College to our high school program.


Prof. Mohammed A. Kishta
Ph.D. – In Memoriam

Prof. Mohammed A. Kishta
Ph.D. – In Memoriam

Prof. Mohammed A. Kishta
Ph.D. – In Memoriam

Prof. Mohammed A. Kishta
Ph.D. – In Memoriam

Prof. Mohammed A. Kishta
Ph.D. – In Memoriam

Prof. Mohammed A. Kishta
Ph.D. – In Memoriam

Mr. Safaa Zarzour
Mrs. Hanan Abdallah
Mrs. Aminah Murrar
Assistant Principal
Mrs. Rosemary Sahloul
Assistant Principal
Dr. Linda Hamadeh
Dr. Jehad Matariyeh, Dean of Students
Dean of Students
Mrs. Gloria Sharara
Office Manager
Mrs. Dalila Benameur
Academic Counselor
Ms. Banan Said
Social Counselor
Mrs. Huda Ghazal
Administrative Support
Mrs. Eanara Ghouleh
Classroom Character Builder
Mr. Molham Kattaieh
IT Director
Mrs. Huma Murad
Mr. Abouelfatouh Sharara
Building Engineer
Mrs. Nada Abed
Mrs. Ghada Awwad
Ms. Ola Muaref
Mr. Imad Qundeel
Mrs. Ghada abualhawa
Mrs. Fatima Khalil
Dr. Linda Hamadeh
Mrs. Rana Mustafa
Mrs. Laila Alharithi
Mrs. Huda Ata
Mr. Abdelrazek Elghawaby
Mrs. Samina Syed
Mr. Almotazbellah Alabd
Arabic Department Chair
Mr. Moath Alshanti
Mr. Faizan Mumtaz
Mrs. Howyda Ragab
Mrs. Anisa Mustafa
Dr. Enas Abu Naser
Mrs. Amira Daoud
Mrs. Manal Abdellatif
Mrs. Fuzia Jarad
Mr. Melvin Aziz Farid
Mr. Ali Abuhlaleh
Department Chair
Mrs. Terri Langellier
Mrs. Ansam Hussein
Mr. Mohamad Yaman Rifai
Mrs. Asma Atek
Mrs. Samira Dissi
Dr. Jehad Matariyeh, Dean of Students
Dean of Students
Mrs. Dalila Benameur
Mrs. Jemana Martini
Mrs. Nassrine Hamdan
Mrs. Fida Zoubeidi
Mrs. Turfa Taha
Mr. Ayman Kheder
Mrs. Amber Hashim
Mrs. Uzma Nazeer
Mrs. Iman Ibrahim
Mrs. Hayfae Awadallah
Mrs. Nora Murrar
Mrs. Ghazala Manzoor
Mrs. Rula Jaber
Mrs. Mervet Dissi
Mrs. Helen Jody
Mrs. Aliah Jody
Ms. Wafa Mohamad
Mrs. Sawsan Radwan
Mrs. Buthiana Shabaneh
Mrs. Dalal Askar
Mrs. Deanna Othman
Dr. Amanda Razeq
Mrs. Rosemary Sahloul
Ms. Mariam Kudaimi
Mrs. Nada Abid
Mrs. Amina Jaber
Mrs. Laila Alharithi
Mrs. Rashikah Hamayel
Mrs. Lana Mahairi
Mrs. Samina Syed


We offer our teachers competitive salaries, health insurance, sick and personal leave, and a tuition discount for children of faculty members .

Universal School is one of the largest Pre K – 12th grade Islamic Schools in North America with nearly 700 students. The 70,000 square ft. modern building houses 32 classrooms, regulations size gymnasium, fitness center, state of the art science lab, one journalism lab, 2 computer labs, a library, cafeteria with a full service kitchen, an inside regulation size basketball court, soccer field, and playground.

Send resumes to: Universal School, Chairman of Staff Selection Committee, 7350 W. 93rd St., Bridgeview, Illinois 60455 or via email to hr@universalschool.org. Visit www.universalschool.org for more information

All applicants must be U.S. certified in their respective fields, and/or have experience in the area of interest.


Educational Requirements:
  1. Minimum educational level: Bachelors Degree
  2. Certification/Licensing: Valid Illinois Teacher’s Certificate
Reports To: Principal; Assistant Principal
Job Goal: To provide appropriate instruction in a safe and healthy environment conducive to learning for all students assigned.

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Universal School’s main objective is to provide a safe, nurturing, and stimulating Islamic learning environment that enables students to achieve their maximum educational potential and prepare them for their future roles in society as responsible and contributing citizens.

At Universal I work to promote a safe and positive school environment through providing individual and group counseling to students who need support for adjusting to academic contexts, developing coping skills, managing mental health challenges, dealing with grief and loss, in need of spiritual guidance, and any other concerns that might impact their positive development as young American Muslims.

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