Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

The Leadership Team is devoted to overseeing students’ academic education and managing a team of devoted staff members.

Leadership Team Profiles

Dr. Iram Shaikh-Jilani

Head of School

Degree of highest level of education: Doctorate in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Degree earned at: Northeastern University in Boston, MA
Previous work experience: 15+ years in the education field
Born: Virginia, USA
Cultural background: Pakistani
Started working at BHA: 2015

Dr. Jehad Matariyeh

Middle & High School Principal

Degree of highest level of education: Ph.D, School Leadership and Educational Administration  
Degree earned at: Concordia University, Chicago
Previous work experience: Universal School, Dean of Students
Born: Chicago, IL
Cultural background: Palestinian 
Started working at BHA: 2019

 

 

Mrs. Inssaf Lachtar

Early Childhood and Elementary Principal

Degree of highest level of education: Masters in Educational Leadership
Degree earned at: Phoenix University
Previous work experience: teacher at BHA and secondary teacher in Tunisia
Born: Tunisia
Cultural background: Tunisian
Started working at BHA: 2000

Dr. Adnan Omran

Dean of Tarbiyah & Islamic Education

Degree of highest level of education: Doctorate in Educational Administration & Supervision
Degree earned at: Seton Hall University in New Jersey
Previous work experience: high school teacher and K-12th grade principal
Born: Deir Jareer in Ramallah, Palestine
Cultural background: Palestinian
Started working at BHA: 2000

Karam Skaik

Operations Manager

Degree of highest level of education: Bachelors in Business Administration (concentration in Management Information Systems)
Degree earned at: University of Texas at Dallas
Previous work experience: Academic Counselor at BHA
Born: Jerusalem
Cultural background: Palestinian
Started working at BHA: 2016

Naureen Rajput

Finance Manager

Degree of highest level of education: Masters in Business Administration
Degree earned at: Long Island University in New York
Previous work experience: 10+ years of managerial experience in the financial and educational sector
Born: Pakistan
Cultural background: Pakistani
Started working at BHA: 2017

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Brighter Horizons Academy is a model educational institution that produces generations of leaders to be successful in this life and the Hereafter.

Mission Statement

Brighter Horizons Academy aims to develop practicing Muslim leaders who are lifelong learners that serve their diverse community and global society as respectful citizens.

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