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.