May 6, 2015
Dear Brother/Sister in Islam,
As Salam 'Alaykum Wa Rahmatulahi Wa Barakatahu,
Subject: Appointment of Dr. Hassan Elannani as New Principal of An-Noor Academy
All praises be to Allah Subḥānahu Wa Ta'āla, the most gracious and the most merciful, and we always seek His guidance and blessings in all our affairs, at the individual and collective level. Peace and blessings be on the Prophet Mohammed Sallahu Alahi Wa Sallam, who was sent as a blessing to the mankind. We pray to Allah Subḥānahu Wa Ta'āla that this letter reaches you at the highest level of Imaan and good health.
It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we announce appointment of Dr. Hassan Elannani as the new Principal of An-Noor Academy. Dr. Hassan has a post graduate degree in Educational Administration & Supervision from Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi and earned his doctorate in Educational Administration from Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.
Dr. Hassan has extensive experience as a Teacher, Principal and Administrator of schools. In addition to the experience as a teacher he brings 6 years of experience as Principal of Islamic Schools in USA, 4 years as professor in teachers training college, 3 years as Inspector of schools. Dr. Hassan has a passion for mentoring and coaching aspiring leaders and teachers. He has written numerous articles on various aspects of education and presented his ideas at various conferences in USA and overseas.
We at An-Noor Academy believe in continuous improvement process, so as to facilitate effective teaching and learning in an Islamic Environment with the overall mission - “To educate and enlighten our youth about the creation and commandments of Allah Subḥānahu Wa Ta'āla and foster academic excellence through love of and obedience to Allah Subḥānahu Wa Ta'āla and His beloved Messenger Sallahu Alahi Wa Sallam”. Our past performance and track record has brought our school among the top private and Islamic Schools. We are confident that Dr. Hassan will not only strive to further our vision and mission, but also create a positive culture and further raise the bar of performance expectations for both students and the staff.
Enclosed please find a letter from Dr. Hassan Elannani introducing himself and opening a new chapter at An-Noor Academy. We strongly believe that with the help of Allah Subḥānahu Wa Ta'āla and your continued support we can make An-Noor Academy an outstanding place for our students to learn and grow, and play a positive role as a Muslim in this country. Dr. Hassan will be joining the school after Ramadhan, InshaAllah.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Interim Principal Sr. Samina Rathore for her contributions and leadership. We would also like to extend our thanks to all the members of SEC for sharing additional responsibility in time of need.
Board of Directors
An-Noor Academy & Darul-Huda Institute
Fax: (732) 410-7857
A Video Message from Dr. Hassan Elannani, An-Noor Academy's New Principal - May, 2015