Maya Othman - School Manager

M.Ed. Educational Technology Leadership

Assalmu alaikum, I am honored to be given this opportunity to be a part of AIM and help serve our growing community. Allow me to briefly introduce myself. My name is Maya Othman, as an educator, I have been working in the educational sector for the total of 10 years. I graduated with a Bachelors degree of English Literature and started working as a teacher at the Rosary College in Amman Jordan. In the year that followed, I joined the European Commission to lead a program for women’s rights as a project manager. Due to my husband’s line of work, we were constantly relocating, which enabled me to gain even more experience working with various nationalities in different countries, such as the International School of Shweifat in KSA. I moved with my family to Cleveland Ohio 10 years ago and since then, have been working as a teacher at Al Ihsan School since 2018. In May 2021, I earned my Masters Degree in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University. Last but certainly not least, I am a mother of four children. Two are college students at Cleveland State University and Baldwin  Wallace. One high school junior and a third grader. I have a passion to incorporate technology in education, and am excited to do so at AIM.

Tagreed Daoud - Admin Assistant

Assalmu Alaikum. I am beyond humbled to have joined the team. 

 I have a degree in Liberal Arts Specializing in Child Psychology. I was born and raised here in the states. I moved to Cleveland 15 years ago when I got married. I have four beautiful children. 

I love to sight-see and travel with my family. A lot of my free time is used volunteering throughout our community with many different organizations. I am co-admin of a non-profit here in Ohio known as the Cleveland Women’s group. 

I decided to join the team here at Ummah Center when I realized that the vision was exactly what I wanted to be a part of. The community has been waiting for a school like this for a long time and I wanted to do my best to help make this vision a reality.

Nora Gothamy - Admin

Nora Gothamy has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Oakland University and a post-bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Michigan. She also received her teaching certification from the University of Michigan in 2011.  Her love of learning and teaching prompted her work in microbiological research, freelance writing, and in the field of education at large. She taught students from ages 3-21 years old in various capacities over 10 years, and worked as an administrator for 4 years. Mrs. Gothamy is proud to use her knowledge and skills to benefit the Muslim community, and help cultivate strong, educated and moral leaders of future generations.  

Sumayya Zraiqat - Teacher

Assalmu Alaikum, My name is Sumaya Zraiqat. I was born and raised in Amman, Jordan, and moved to the United States in 2001; I live in Ohio in North Ridgeville. I am a mother of three children. I graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati in early childhood education. I have worked with children and families in our local community for over nine years. I started my career working with three year old’s and have gained experience in the passing years with all Early Childhood Education age groups in various program structures, including special needs. Also, I have been an Islamic study teacher at Al -Alhsan weekend School for almost seven years.

My Educational Philosophy

Every child is unique and deserves a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. As an educator, I want to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing a safe, risk-taking, and collaborative environment. I want  our students to develop positive character and leadership traits which are essential to becoming  a productive citizen. I believe a positive elementary education is critical to creating successful lifelong learners.

I am looking forward to a great year at AIM School.

Lina Aburaad - Teacher

Assalmu Alaikum. Meet Mrs. Lina, a dedicated and experienced Arabic teacher with a passion for teaching and learning. She holds a Masters of Education from Cleveland State University and has been in the teaching profession for many years. When she's not in the classroom, Lina loves to spend time with her family and friends, and enjoys organizing spontaneous trips to the lake and the Metro parks. As a proud mother of four , Lina knows the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Her students appreciate her enthusiasm and energy, making her classes both informative and fun. 

Khitam Aldor - Teacher

Assalamu Alaikum. My name is Khitam Aldor and I am honored to be a part of this team. 

I am originally from Amman, Jordan but have lived here in Ohio for many years. I am also the mother of four children who are all fluent in the Arabic language and have memorized many Ajzaa’ from the Quran. What I love for my children I love for all other children too. I graduated from the Economy and Administrative of Business College and hold a bachelors degree in the business management branch. Also, I have an ICDL certificate. I have worked in many areas, including large companies and volunteered at many institutions. Currently, I work as a private Arabic language tutor and a WCMA weekend school teacher. My favorite hobbies would include reading books and learning about history. 

My experience in different areas of work has gained me many special skills. This especially includes amazing communication skills with different ages. It also includes creativity, patience, and empathy. One of my favorite things about working in this area is that every year we will see the students growing in front of us and becoming better muslims. I decided to join AIM because I would love to be a part of an organization that takes care of our Muslim community, especially our kids. I look forward to this upcoming school year inshaAllah. 

I would like to conclude with a hadeeth from Prophet Mohammad PBUH: “خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه”

This hadeeth says that the best of people are those who learn the Quran and teach it to other

Manal Moukdad - Teacher

Assalmu alaikum. Manal Moukdad has an associates degree in art and family consumer science. She also obtained an Ijaza in tajweed from Quran Hayati Academy and a noorania certificate from Furqan group. She has experience teaching children Quran, noorania, and Islamic studies. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, and spending time with her family. She is passionate about instilling Islamic knowledge in the youth at AIM so they can become the next generation of Islamic leaders in their communities. 

Suezann Zayed - Teacher 

Bachelors in Science of Education from Ashland University.

AssalamuAlaikum. My name is Suezann Zayed, and I am proud to be teaching at The Ummah Center with your child inshallah. I am from Cleveland Ohio. I live with my husband and 2 boys. I have a 9 year old and a 2 year old. I received a Bachelors Degree in Education from Ashland University. I am certified in Early Childhood education. I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor—is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment. I'm excited to start with The Ummah Center to create a community of young Muslims that will make the future a better place. I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development.