Meet Our Staff
Nada Allan was born and raised in Jerusalem, Palestine. She graduated from Al Quds University with a Bachelors’ degree in Medical Technology and worked in the laboratory of the Women’s Red Crescent Hospital. Nada is currently the Kindergarten and Arabic/Quran teacher at the Full-Time School and served as a volunteer at San Francisco Islamic School Sunday Program. Nada has also taught Arabic and Quran in the SFIS after school program.
1st Grade Teacher and Middle School Islamic Studies
Leticia Preza received her Bachelors in Science in Chemical Biology from UC Berkeley College of Chemistry. She worked as a Chemist in the biopharmaceutical field prior to her role at the SF Islamic School. Leticia has volunteered with several different non-profit organizations, including NISA and ING. Started service with the SF Islamic School in Fall of 2006 as an Islamic Studies teacher for the 3rd grade. Has done administrative work to support several of the SF Islamic School projects and community events.
2nd Grade Teacher
Saousan Dajani graduated from the Faculty of Medicine School in Damascus, Syria in 2001. She took courses at the Kaplan School in San Francisco in 2009 and passed the US MLE clinical exam in 2011. Saousan has been teaching at the San Francisco Islamic School Sunday Program since 2010 (Arabic and Qur’an). She taught at the After School Program for a few years. Saousan is currently teaching in her 2nd year as the 2nd Grade Teacher and Arabic/Qur’
3rd Grade Teacher
Kashif Abdullah received his Bachelors in Science in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Prior to completing his undergraduate studies, he served in the United States Navy in the Electronic Warfare field. Kashif has served as a San Francisco Islamic School teacher, administrator and board member since 2006. He is currently the 3rd Grade Teacher at the
2nd/3rd Grade Islamic Studies and Admissions Coordinator
Shabnam Shaikh was born and raised in San Francisco. She has served as an Islamic Studies and Quranic Arabic Teacher at the Islamic Center of San Francisco for 7 years. She is currently the 5th grade Language Arts, 5th grade Islamic Studies and 4th grade Math teacher at SFIS. Shabnam has years of experience in tutoring Math and English Language Arts. Shabnam is also a Certified Hijama Practitioner and pursues this technique in her spare time.
Middle School Math and Level 2 Islamic Studies
Imen Omri received her bachelors in mathematics from the University of Science of Tunis in 2007. She has been teaching at the San Francisco Islamic school for five years. Imen is very patient and compassionate and loves teaching kids of all ages. In her spare time she enjoys exercising and baking.