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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

Safaa Zarzour
Aminah Murrar, Principal
Dr. Linda Hamadeh
Assistant Principal
Dr. Amanda Razeq
Assistant Principal/English Department Head
Mrs. Barbara Hamoud
MS Dean of Students
Minar Shehadah
Dr. Wafa Mohamad
Instructional Coach
Mrs. Janna Jadalla
Technology Coordinator
Mr. Mohamad Yaman Rifai
IT Director
Mrs. Dalila Benameur
Academic Counselor
Mrs. Gloria Sharara
Human Resources
Mrs. Banan Said
Social Counselor
Mrs. Huda Ghazal
Dean of Students
Mrs. Hanan Abdallah, Financial Aid Officer
Financial Aid Officer
Mr. Molham Katayah
IT Consultant
Mrs. Nabira Siddiqui
Art Teacher
Mrs. Suna Abed
Administrative Assistant
Huda Rizek
Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Huma Murad
Mr. Abouelfatouh Sharara
Building Engineer
Mrs. Nada Abed
Accounts Receivable
Mrs. Lamise Said
Administrative Assistant
Ms. Rabab Mohammed
Mrs. Lama Ismail
Somia Nashwan
Danya Damra
Mrs. Eman Aburezeq
Mrs. Farheen Hussain
Ms. Salam Musleh
Mrs. Boshra Hussein
Mr. Mustafa Alkholi
Mrs. Wafa Saleh
Mrs. Fatima Mizyed
Walaa Malik
Ranya Jarad
Mrs. Ameera Issa
Mrs. Amina Jaber
Nicole Williams
Ms. Shahid Ahmad
Mrs. Randa Daoud
Mrs. Mervet Dissi
Mrs. Vyan Alkurdi
Mr. Jameel Karim
Ms. Amani Rizek
Ms. Dunia Ibrahim
Mrs. Alaa Abdelrasoul
Ms. Amira Daoud
Mrs. Hanan Habibeh
Mrs. Soomaya Mohamed
Mrs. Amal Mohamed
Mrs. Amna Bouraoui
Mrs. Ayesha Beg
Mrs. Karen Danielson
Mrs. Nathira Khudeira
Mrs. Salwa Aref
Mrs. Aicha Amrouch
Mrs. Dowua Abed
Mrs. Rania Salama
Mrs. Maysa Mansour
Ms. Amar Krad
Mr. Adam Musa
Athletic Director
Mrs.Rana Safi
Mrs. Ghada abualhawa
Mrs. Fatima Khalil
Mrs. Wafa Shalabi
Mrs. Huda Ata
Mr. Abdelrazek Elghawaby
Mrs. Samina Syed
Mr. Almotazbellah Alabd
Arabic Department Chair
Mr. Moath Alshanti
Mrs. Howyda Ragab
Mrs. Terri Langellier
Ms. Manar Ihmud
Mr. Mohamad Yaman Rifai
IT Director
Mrs. Asma Atek
Mrs. Samira Dissi
Mrs. Ruba Akel
Mrs. Dalila Benameur
Academic Counselor
Mrs. Jemana Martini
Mrs. Fida Zoubeidi
Mrs. Turfa Taha
Mr. Ayman Kheder
Ms. Fatima Alhiari
Mrs. Uzma Nazeer
Mrs. Nora Murrar
Ms. Sidrah Abushaer
Ms. Marwa Abed
Mrs. Halema Ghannam
Mrs. Dalal Askar
Mrs. Deanna Othman
Mrs. Rosemary Sahloul
Ms. Mariam Kudaimi
Mrs. Rashikah Hamayel
Mrs. Lana Mahairi
Math Department Head
Dr. Linda Hamadeh
Assistant Principal
Dr. Amanda Razeq
Assistant Principal/English Department Head


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.