1ST AND 2ND Graders

Important Notice

Asalam Alakum Dear Parents,

I am writing to inform you that Teacher Kim will not be returning to Annoor Academy this Academic year; she is moving to Oklahoma with her husband and daughter. I was informed of this last Wednesday, July 31st.


The new homeroom teacher for 1st and 2nd grade will be Coach/ Teacher Mahmoud Ihmeidan, who is a graduate of Midwestern State University in Texas.


I had initially hired Mahmoud as a part time PE teacher as his major is Kinesiology. He is pursuing his teaching licensure through the non-traditional pathway. He has already passed his Praxis 1 and Praxis 2 part one, and is awaiting the results of part 2. He will be teaching Social Studies, Math 2nd grade, Science and PE to this group. Teacher Tariq will teach Math to 1st grade and Teacher Dana will be teaching Literacy to 1st and 2nd grade.


We are looking forward to working with Teacher Mahmoud and Insha’a Allah his students will find the same. He is really excited about this opportunity to teach your children and be a part of Annoor Academy of Fort Smith.

If you have any questions, please contact me at the school or on my cell phone. Eid Mubarak to all.

Assalamu Alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah

Fareeda AlRefai

Principal