Renaissance Academy Principal (2014-Present)
Ms. Dalia Mostafa
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. She holds two Graduate degrees in the field of Education; (CAGS) Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in addition to a master’s degree in Bilingual, ESL and Multicultural Education (BEM). Both degrees are from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Ms. Mostafa is a Certified Accreditation Evaluator. She served as a member of School Accreditation Visiting Committees multiple times both with the NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) as well as AdvancED. She has extensive training in the area of behavior management, school improvement, and effective communication, and conflict resolution strategies among many others. Ms. Mostafa taught undergraduate-level courses in Early Childhood Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for two years. She held the position of Graduate Women’s Network Coordinator at UMASS, Amherst for 4 consecutive years. Ms. Mostafa was a guest speaker as part of a discussion panel: Symposium on Islamic Schools during the ICNA conference held in Hartford in 2011. She describes herself as a transformational leader, a problem solver and a go-getter. Her motto is “When there is a will, there is a way”.