Islamic Community Center of Illinois(ICCI) Academy
The vision of the ICCI Academy is to create a nurturing environment that provides an intricate balance of education and religion. Through small class sizes, students will be immersed in the most current methodologies that utilize the universal teachings of the Qu’ran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). The goal is to establish a solid foundation that will enhance the children’s development in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Arabic, and Islamic Studies. Educators, parents, and community members will all have a vital role in enhancing the students of the ICCI Academy.
The ICCI Academy started out as a one room classroom with thirteen children in pre-school and kindergarten being taught by one teacher. It was the goal of the ICCI to create a school to service the needs of our community, and provide its children with an education that surpasses the current educational standards, as well as an enhanced Qu’ranic, Islamic Studies, and Arabic curriculum.
My name is Sawsan Alsawi, and I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of ICCI Academy Full Time School. Along with becoming the new principal, I will continue to be teaching your children Arabic as well. A little about myself, I obtained my bachelor degree in Arabic and Islamic Studies in the University of Jordan, and I’ve also taken courses under the Master of Education at Northeastern University., I received certificates in Tajweed and Recitation and Methods of Teaching from Jordanian Public School. Prior to working as an Arabic teacher at ICCI for over 12 years, I taught at UNRWA Amman High School for about two years along with teaching at Dar Al-Huda Saturday School for approximately four years. In 2013, I had the honor to becoming the principal at ICCI Sunday School.
I am excited and eager to bring my skills as an educational leader and work with you as a partner to ensure your child's success. I am energized and committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. To do so we will set high academic expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure they are met. Along with the teachers and staff, I will work hard to continue the success of the school by also building strong relationships with parents and the students themselves. I’m striving to build a positive school culture. An optimistic environment will enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open, and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year. Be sure to look out for my Arabic newsletter and homework folder online at our website,
I look forward to working with you as a team to work together to meet our goals and have a successful school year!
ICCI Academy Associate Principal
(773) 637-3755 Ext.5
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