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Our Administration

Ms. Dalia Mostafa

Renaissance Academy Principal (2014-Present)

Ms. Mostafa brings with her 25 years of experience in the field of Education as a teacher and an administrator. She has an extensive background in Islamic School administration after having served as a principal in Islamic Schools in the US for the past 14 years.

Ms. Narjes Ahmad

Administrative Assistant

Ms. Ahmad joined Renaissance Academy during the 2015-2016 academic year. She served as a kindergarten classroom assistant for 4 years and took on an administrative role as of the 2019-2020 academic year. She holds a Diploma in Business and Office Practices.

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Preschool Staff

Ms. Delphine Phelps

PRE-SCHOOL DIRECTOR / PK 4 CO-LEAD TEACHER

Ms. Phelps brings along with her 20 years of experience working as a preschool Director in several well – established Preschools in the State of TX. She holds TX Preschool Director License. She has years of teaching experience in the Preschool level teaching students ages 2-5.

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Elementary Staff

Ms. Laila Khater

HEAD OF THE ELEMENTARY DEPARTMENT / ARABIC TEACHER 2ND GRADE –HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. Khater joined Renaissance Academy in 2012. She holds a state of TX Certification to Teach Arabic as a Second Language (ASL). She received her bachelor’s degree from Al Al-Bayt University in English Language and Literature with a minor…..

Ms. LuAnn Bowein

KINDERGARTEN HOMEROOM TEACHER

Ms. LuAnn Bowein Joined Renaissance during the (2017-2018) academic year as a kindergarten teacher. She graduated with honors from Ottawa University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She is certified to teach K-8 in addition to ESL. Ms. Bowein is an engaged and passionate teacher

Ms. Huda Barhoom

KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT

Ms. Huda is a parent of 4 wonderful Renaissance Academy students. She came to the United States from Canada where she completed classes in early childhood education. Ms. Huda joined Renaissance last year and offered her dedicated service as volunteer….

Ms. Fayeza Rahman

1ST GRADE ASSISTANT

Ms. Rahman joined Renaissance Academy during the academic year of 2018-2019 as a Pre-K classroom assistant. This year she moved up to the elementary division. MS. Rahman has experience teaching elementary classes with another private school before joining Renaissance.

Ms. Catherine Christy

2ND-GRADE HOMEROOM TEACHER

Ms. Rahman joined Renaissance Academy during the academic year of 2018-2019 as a Pre-K classroom assistant. This year she moved up to the elementary division. MS. Rahman has experience teaching elementary classes with another private school before joining Renaissance….

Mr. Abelardo Lopez

3RD GRADE B HOMEROOM TEACHER

Mr. Lopez joined Renaissance during 2019-2020 academic year as a 3rd teacher. He holds a master’s degree in Reading Instruction as well as a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas. Mr. Lopez has more than 15 years….

Ms. Tanzia Amreen

4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH GRADE LANGUAGE ARTS & 4TH AND 5TH SOCIAL STUDIES

Ms. Tanzia Amreen joined Renaissance during the 2017-2018 academic year. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Minnesota. She completed her teaching certificate in 4th -8th Language Arts from the University of TX,…

Ms. Mia Duran

PK-12 PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Ms. Duran joined Renaissance Academy at the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. She graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis on all level physical activities. She holds EC-12 Physical Education Certification in addition to 7-12 English Certification. She is a member of several educational ….

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Middle & High Staff

Christa Chagra

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHER

Ms. Chagra joined Renaissance Academy during the 2017-2018 academic year. She brings with her a wide range of expertise and teaching credentials. She has a master’s degree in STEM Education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) form UT, Austin. Such a program is research-based and focuses on hands-on, inquiry-based science in addition to the connection between all 4 STEM disciplines.

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Islamic studies/ Arabic and Quran staff

Jilali Kattass

HEAD OF THE ARABIC DEPARTMENT (ARABIC / ISLAMIC STUDIES/ QURAN)

Mr. Kattass graduated with Teaching Certification from the Teacher Training Center in Taza, Morocco. He taught Arabic for nine years in various elementary and middle schools in Morocco, where he focused on the development of Arabic curriculum standards….

Ms. Laila Khater

HEAD OF THE ELEMENTARY DEPARTMENT / ARABIC TEACHER 2ND GRADE –HIGH SCHOOL

Ms. Khater joined Renaissance Academy in 2012. She holds a state of TX Certification to Teach Arabic as a Second Language (ASL). She received her bachelor’s degree from Al Al-Bayt University in English Language and Literature with a minor in Education from Amman, Jordan.

Ms. Radwa Salem

ISLAMIC STUDIES, ARABIC AND QURAN PK, KG AND 1ST GRADE

Ms. Salem joined Renaissance Academy during the 2018-2019 academic year. She has several years of experience teaching Quran and Islamic Studies classes in Mosques and Community centers both in the US and overseas. She completed courses in Quran and Tajweed at Al Furqan Academy in Egypt. Ms. Salem excels in making the classroom fun, interactive and age-appropriate.