4301 Shamrock Drive

Charlotte, NC 28215

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Tel/Fax: 704-290-2000

Intellicor International Academy.

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Intellicor International Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities.

Intellicor's Administrative, Teaching, & Support Staff

Dr. Mohammad Adnan Alghorani < Principal@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Intellicor Founder & Principal

Dr. Mohammad Adnan Alghorani was born and raised in Damascus, Syria.  He graduated from Damascus University with a B.Ed. in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Counseling Psychology and Educational and Vocational Guidance. Then, he completed his M.A. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration on Educational Administration, and a Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of Texas in Austin. From 2003 to 2015, Dr. Alghorani worked as an associate professor of psychology and then the chair of the department of psychology at UAE University.  His K-12 education-related experiences include:

  1. Founder & Principal of Peace Elementary School in Austin, Texas, which evolved to become Austin Peace Academy

  2. Principal of the Quranic Weekend School Program in Austin, Texas

  3. Principal of Michigan Islamic Academy

Ms. Aalaa Kamal Fouly <Aalaa.Fouly@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Administrator

Ms. Aalaa Kamal Fouly was born in El-Minia, Egypt in 1985. She graduated from Minia University with Bachelor of Arts, Media and public relations Major. In 2014, she received her Graduate Diploma in Education supervision from Al-Azhar University in Egypt.

She worked in the education field since 2003 as a:

 

  1.     UCMAS Mental Arithmetic Teacher 2003

  2.     UCMAS Mental Arithmetic, Program Director 2006

  3.     MIA Preschool Director 2009

  4.     El Manara Private schools Deputy Principal 2011

Ms. Jinette Gutierrez <Jinette.Gutierrez@intellicoracademy.org>

School Secretary

Ms. Jinette Gutierrez-Jamai was born and raised in Brooklyn N.Y. from Dominican parents. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Hotel/Restaurant Institutional Management in 2003. She just moved, in the Summer of 2019, from Orlando F.L. with her husband Hamid and daughter Amina who is currently in KG2. 

Ms. Jinette enjoys spending time with her family and creating new and memorable experiences. With her extensive career in hospitality and working towards making her guests feel welcomed and at home, she will bring that joy of helping others to our Intellicor community. She is excited about working with all of us to make this another wonderful school year for everyone.

Ms. Sheila Hoover-Shephard <Sheila.Hoover-Shephard@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Teacher of KG 1

Sheila Hoover-Shephard is a native of Charlotte, NC. She went to Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and graduated from North Mecklenburg, in Huntersville. Sheila later moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where she obtained her Bachelor's degree in Human Development, from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. She then went on to obtain her Master's degree in Education at the University of Boston, Massachusetts. She spent nearly 20 years, in Boston Public Schools, teaching and supporting students. In December 2018, she accepted a position in CMS as a k2 literacy teacher. She is excited about the opportunity to work with the students and staff at Intellicor Academy and plans to make a great year.

Ms. Rima El Ilani <Rima.Elilani@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Teacher of KG 2

Ms. Rima El Ilani was born and raised in Saida, Lebanon. She started her educational journey with a B.A. in Law from Lebanese University.  Since she has a passion for dealing with children and the arts, she pursued a Certification in Child Education from Al Moasat Association and then a B.A. in English Literature from Lebanese University.

She has an overall 17 years of experience in Kindergarten teaching. She has started as a teacher for 5 years and then was promoted to Department Manager for 12 years. Since her work has been her passion and her goal was to build a proper Islamic generation, she gave all the efforts to motivate, inspire, and support the kids by all means from providing a safe, secure, and lovable environment to educate them socially, emotionally, and cognitively so they continue to build a foundation for their life-long learning.

Of her interests and achievements comes the art in its different forms, from painting to handcrafts to events decoration and activities planning for kids. She also achieved a certification in Electrocardiogram from National Health Career Association. She has also completed a course from the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support CPR for healthcare providers.    

Ms. Jamela Aintrazi < Jamela.Aintrazi@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Teacher of Grade 1

Jamela Aintrazi was raised in Matthews, North Carolina and attained a Bachelor of Arts in Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC).  She has three years of experience teaching at a Charter School near UNCC. She is looking forward to teaching at an Islamic School insha'Allah in order to pray with her students.  She believes in providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students and upholding expectations for every student. Jamela enjoys creating an atmosphere that sparks students’ interest to learn. Also, she enjoys building a positive environment with the help of the children that integrates positive rules to model appropriate behaviors.

Ms. Judith (Sarah) Heath-Muhammad <Judith.Muhammad@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Teacher of Grade 2

Ms. Sarah Heath-Muhammad was born and raised in Boston, MA and recently moved to North Carolina. She graduated from Lasell College in Newton MA with a degree in Human Services. She worked as a social worker at the Massachusetts Department of Social Services for one year and later switched to teaching. She spent a year in Cairo, Egypt teaching English to children. She has now worked as an elementary teacher in the US for 8 consecutive years.

Ms. Elizabeth.Innes-Hijazi <Elizabeth.Innes-Hijazi@intellicoracademy.org>

Teacher of Grade 3

Ms. Elizabeth has over 19 years of experience in working hands-on with students to achieve academic success. She is, specifically, passionate about science with over 5 years of experience in leading, coaching and training elementary, middle school and high school Science Olympiad Teams as well as coaching a First Lego League team. Previously, she earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology (UNCC), has post-baccalaureate work in Elementary Education (UNCC), obtained Certificate of Teaching (CPCC), tutored Language Arts (PreK - 3rd), and has three years of teaching experience. Currently, she is pursuing a Graduate Certificate in middle school science (UNCC) and she is certified to teach middle school science in North Carolina.

Ms. Insaf Kilani <Insaf.Kilani@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Teacher of Grade 4

Ms. Insaf Kilani has lived between USA and Jordan throughout her life, so she studied school here and there on and off, finally graduating from the University of Jordan with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering in 2014 and she found her heart in teaching this past couple of years.

Teaching is an absolute passion of hers! She is so excited to work with Intellicor team! It’s going to be a year full of fun, learning and lots of adventures and I can’t wait to see what this year has in store for us.

Ms. Insaf has a 4-year old daughter and she takes up most of her free time. Some of her hobbies are cooking and reading.

This will be her third year of teaching. Last year, she was a 4th and 5th grade Math & Science teacher. She also has some experience as a substitute teacher and as an interventionist.

Ms. Desiree Aziza Abdul-Wali < Aziza.AbdulWali@intellicoracademy.org >

Teacher of Grade 5

Desiree Aziza Abdul-Wali was born and raised in Newark, NJ. She graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a Bachelors and Masters degree in Accounting. She worked as an Accountant for Crossroads Hospice in Atlanta, Georgia for eight years. Ms. Abdul-Wali has also worked as a substitute teacher at KidSmart Elementary Homeschool and as a Volunteer and substitute here at Intellicor.

 

She believes that all children deserve quality education and will work hard to make sure she delivers that quality. She knows that each classroom presents a unique community of learners that varies not only in abilities, but also in learning styles. She will give children the tools with which to cultivate their own gardens of knowledge. To accomplish this goal, she will teach to the needs of each child so that all learners can feel capable and successful. The curriculum will involve the interests of the children and make learning relevant to life. She will incorporate themes, integrated units, projects, group work, individual work, and hands-on learning in order to make children active learners. She will also tie learning into the world community to help children become caring and active members of society.

 

She enjoys boxing, crafting, making jewelry, and painting.

Mr. Badr Omar < Badr.Omar@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Teacher of Maths (Middle and High School)

Although Mr. Badr initially majored in architecture in college, and he then switched to business administration with a concentration in accounting from the Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt. After graduation, he found himself naturally inclined to what he loves to do, which is teaching. He has been teaching for the past twenty-nine years.

During this period, he has taught mathematics for grades 3 thru 12, in addition to teaching SAT I and SAT II. He has taught the Egyptian, American, British, and IB curriculum and has been the head of the mathematics departments since 1996.

Ms. Hala Fahmy Abdelall <Hala.Abdelall@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Teacher of Science (Middle & High School)

Dr. Hala Fahmy Abdelall was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt.  She graduated from Cairo University with a bachelor’s degree in Medicine. Then, she got her Master’s, and Ph.D. Degrees in basic Medical Sciences and Biology at Cairo University. From 2007 to 2019, Dr. Hala worked as an associate professor of Biology and Vice-chairman of the Preparatory Health Sciences department at Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At REU, she was an academic advisor and the Director of the Exam center as well. She got many workshops from The British Council focusing on the Accreditation process and Quality Assurance in education.

She believes that with dedication, perseverance, and hard work, her students will rise to the level of education they need for their future. She aims to bring an open mind, a positive attitude, and high expectations to the classroom each day.

Mr. Jamal Uddin < Jamal.Uddin@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Teacher of Social Studies & Islamic Education (Middle & High School)

Mr. Jamal Uddin was born and raised in northeast Ohio where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Teaching and Training at the University of Akron. He had the opportunity, in 2003, to study Arabic and Islamic Studies at Abu Nour University in Damascus, Syria. Mr. Jamal's professional experience includes 6 years of teaching at the adult, and K-12 levels. Specifically, during his years as a member of the Islamic Society of Akron and Kent, he was fortunate to have taught at Faith Islamic Academy and served as a summer sports camp leader, a MYNA camp counselor, and Sunday school teacher. Along with his teaching experience, raising 2 teenage daughters, has giving him a special appreciation of the challenges and rewards of guiding middle school age students. Outside of work, he enjoys language learning, playing basketball, and traveling.

Ms. Khadiga Konsouh < Khadiga.Konsouh@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Teacher of Science (Middle & High School)

I am a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May. My interests include learning Spanish, interfaith, and hiking. I have been part of multiple educational experiences throughout my four years of college and am looking forward to channeling the knowledge and passion for science to the classroom InshaAllah.  

 

Khadiga Konsouh

B.S. Quantitative Biology | Chemistry & Arabic Minor

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill '17

Ms. Shanice Littlejohn <Shanice.Littlejohn@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Teacher of English Language Arts (Middle & High School)

Ms. Littlejohn is a native to Charlotte, NC. She attended Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and graduated from David W. Butler High School, in Matthews. 

Ms. Littlejohn attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte for her Bachelors in Political Science. There, she recently graduated with her Masters in Liberal Studies with concentration in Creative Writing, holding a primary focus in Critical Race Theory in children’s literature.  

Outside of work, she enjoys learning Korean, reading YA literature, and working towards publishing her novel. 

She looks forward to working at Intellicor and positively impacting the lives of the students. 

Ms. Mounira Jaafar < Mounira.Jaafar@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Coordinator & Teacher of Arabic Language (Grades 1-8)

I have a bachelor degree in Arabic Philosophy from the University of Lebanon.  I have been living in Charlotte, NC, for 16 years, with my husband and three children.  I have taught in Charlotte for 15 years, both in Islamic schools and weekend schools. My goal is to help students love the Arabic language and master it by creating an inviting class environment for our students.  I am looking forward to working with our Intellicor staff and families.

Ms. Soha Ashour <Soha.Ashour@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Teacher of Arabic Language

Ms. Nesrin Matar < Nesrin.Matar@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Teacher of Quran

Nesrin Matar graduated from the University of Damascus with a Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies with a concentration in Sharia. She has an accumulated experience of ten years in teaching, volunteering, and community service in relation to Islamic Studies. She worked as a teacher of Islamic Studies for four years at an all-girls high school. Nesrin is very excited to be a part of the Intellicor team.

Ms. Salam Roumi <Salam.Roumi@IntellicorAcademy.org>

Teacher of Quran

Ms. Dania Akkad Hajjar < Dania.Akkad@IntellicorAcademy.org >

Coordinator of Intellicor Quran Hifz Program

Ms. Serine Sati

Teacher of Intellicor Quran Hifz Program

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