The Islamic Academy for Peace strives to provide young learners with foundations of academic excellence, Islamic values, and exemplary ethics to become righteous leaders of the community for generations to come.
It is my honor to join the TIA family to build on the tradition and the high expectations of our community. As the principal of TIA my goal is to create a culture of delivering on high expectations and to prepare our students for success. I believe that every child can learn, and we will work together to provide each and every student with the opportunities she/he deserves to reach her/his full potential. I specialize in educational leadership and its application to school improvement plans. Since 1994, I have co-founded, scaled, built, managed, and held a variety of line and leadership and management positions. Here, I have an opportunity to use this wealth of experience to benefit the TIA community.
Islamic education plays an important role in a young Muslim’s life, and we, as educators must be the vector that facilitates the spiritual and emotional growth of our youth. I am fully aware of the challenges ahead of us.
Allan (SWT) says:
وَمَن يَتَّقِ ٱللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُۥ مَخْرَجًا
“And whoever is mindful of Allah, He will make a way out for them” Quran 65:2.
Allah has blessed our community with people with sincere intentions, talent, dedication, and hard work. I plan to add my commitment and passion to make your children successful.
I invite you to visit TIA and start a new journey with me, as I join forces with our faculty, staff, students, parents, volunteers, and generous donors.
Dr. Nadjette Lazzouni
Our students represent the diversity of community that makes Islam and America great. They embrace the concepts of team spirit and individual accomplishment, always striving to be the best they can be while showing compassion for others.
Born and raised in America and 7 other countries, our teachers bring a global perspective to the lessons they impart upon the students. They design and pursue an aggressive curriculum that supports the school’s goal of graduating students who are well-prepared for the most challenging high school curriculum.
Parents, families and friends as well as local governmental and non-governmental organizations are critical to the community that helps our students to evolve. Whether visiting with the residents of the Nevins Memorial Home, or learning to care for animals at the Overlook Farm or M.S.P.C.A, TIA seeks to learn and grow from community ideas and interaction community.
Born and raised in America and 9 other countries, our teachers bring a global perspective to the lessons they impart upon the students. They design and pursue an aggressive curriculum that supports the school’s goal of graduating students who are well-prepared for the most challenging high school curriculum.
Dr. Nadjette Lazzouni
Dr. Lazzouni started her career as a medical doctor, she switched to education because it has always been her passion. Dr. Lazzouni graduated with a Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas.
She spent the last 30 years of her education career founding and developing educational institutions for Muslim children in New England and Texas. Dr. Lazzouni’s focus is on integrating core curricula with a spiritual and ethical worldview to give children the best tools to succeed in life.
At Al Hamra Academy Dr. Lazzouni was core to the founding team and provided leadership, strategy and support across all facets of the project to pioneer Islamic education in New England. Dr. Lazzouni served in several capacities throughout her distinguished career. She served as Vice Principal for several years; she headed the Math, Science and Arabic departments as well as the science fair committee. She counseled young Muslims and served many charitable and social services organizations.
In 2007, Dr. Lazzouni was selected by the Institute of Training and Development in Amherst, Massachusetts to be part of a US delegation to Spain to study the educational challenges that Muslim Immigrant children are facing. She continues to further her training in the domain of education and in the summer of 2015, she has successfully completed a certificate of leadership training at Harvard University in “The Art of Leadership”.
In 2013, Dr. Lazzouni moved to Texas where she assumed the role of Principal of a dual-credit Islamic middle and high school in partnership with Richardson College in Texas. She led the transformation of the Academy through exceptional leadership and mentorship of the faculty. She was also directly involved in educational and career counselling of the high school students. She was instrumental in successfully leading her school through accreditation just two years after its inception.
As a lifelong learner, in 2018 Dr. Lazzouni graduated with a master’s in educational leadership from the University of North Texas. In her class, she distinguished herself with the highest grades and her capstone project was a School Improvement Plan for a public school in North Texas.
Dr. Lazzouni’s unconditional love for children, care, leadership, passion and expertise led her to dedicate her life to the education of Muslim children. Dr. Lazzouni became recognized amongst her peers as a model for compassion and an unwavering commitment to make the education experience very fulfilling for every child.
Dr. Lazzouni believes that every child deserves access to opportunities to succeed and attain their full potential to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life. She continues to drive towards creating a spiritual space in which communities can live together in peace, mutual respect and understanding.
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The Islamic Academy
125 Oakland Avenue,
Methuen, MA 01844
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Regular School Hours
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Summer School Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
(In July, Email Only)