Admin Today

There’s a lot that can be said about the challenges facing administrators today. Leading in these uncertain times requires knowledge, adaptability and courage, amongst other key traits. While no one organization or ‘expert’ can provide answers to all of the questions and challenges facing today’s leaders, we know that collectively, we can learn from one another.

ISLA’s Weekly Administrators’ Meetings

Weekly Admins' Meeting

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, never has the need for this collective wisdom been more pressing. In light of this truth, ISLA initiated weekly administrators’ meetings in May 2020.

Below, find a collection of recordings from guest speakers and meeting notes. As meetings are intended to address current issues, the agenda is fluid and subject to change. Speakers are often invited to speak about relevant issues that may benefit attendees.

To obtain a link to the weekly Zoom meeting, contact us at

Meeting Recordings, Notes & Resources

July 20, 2020


I. 12:00-12:10 ED Updates– Shaza Khan, ISLA Executive Director

II. 12:15-12:35 Answering Tough Questions– Azra Naqvi, Principal, Hadi School of Excellence (IL)

III. 12:40-1:00 Orientation for Faculty in COVID-19 Era: Rasha El-Haggan

Upcoming Online PD: Hybrid Learning Design for Teachers


July 13, 2020


I. 12:00-12:10 ISLA Updates

II. 12:15-12:35 Onboarding Teachers this Fall – Rasha El-Haggan, ISLA Board Member, Hybrid Design facilitator, Academic Dean @ Sandy Springs Friends School

III. 12:40-1:00 Establishing 401K Benefits at Your Islamic School – Owaiz Dadabhoy, Director of Islamic Investing & Islamic Investment Group Manager, Saturna

Onboarding Teachers this Fall, Rasha El-Haggan

Useful Links:
Editable word document that can be personalized by any school

Establishing 401K Benefits at Your Islamic School, Owaiz Dadabhoy

July 6, 2020


I. ISLA Updates

II. Preparing Teachers to Toggle

III. Communicating about COVID-19 Decisions

Presenter Rasha El-Haggan, ISLA Board Member, Academy Dean Sandy Spring Friends School

Presenter Reem Abdelrazek, Principal Annoor Academy of Knoxville

Meeting Notes & Resources

June 29, 2020


I. ISLA Updates

II. New Member Intros

III. Presentation on Instructional Design Services, Mohib Husnain

Mohib Husnain, Founder & CEO presentation

June 22, 2020


I. ISLA Updates

II. New Member Introductions

III. Guest Presenter: Remaining Remote in Fall 2020, Diana Abdi, Head of School Austin Peace Academy

IV. ISLA Mindfulness & Meditation, Wadud Hassan, Founder, Define 360 

ISLA Mindfulness & Meditation, Wadud Hassan, Founder, Define 360 

Meeting Notes & Resources

June 15, 2020

I. ISLA Updates
II. Reflections on Saturday’s Webinar, “Racism in Islamic Schools” (see attached, or register here)
III. Sneak Peek into Upcoming PD for Hybrid Learning Design (see flier, or more info here)

June 8, 2020

I. ISLA Updates
II. Dr. Shaker, Eman Schools, Presentation on Donation Participation
III. vPeer Demo, Dilara Sayeed

June 1, 2020

I. Racism in America: Islamic Schools’ Role & Response
II. Pre-K & Elementary School Re-opening Considerations
III. Misc

Meeting Notes & Resources

May 27, 2020

I. Eid Mubaraks
II. New Member Intro
III. Ramadan Fundraising Successes and Strategies
IV. Discussion of desired or planned staff training over the summer

Meeting Notes & Resources

May 18, 2020

I. Reflections on Webinar: Re-opening in Fall (CISNA)
II. Your Schools’ Plans

Meeting Notes & Resources

May 11, 2020

I. Title IX Regulations for PPP recipients
II. Pushback from States on Ed Stabilization Funds & What to do
III. Misc

May 3, 2020

I. CARES Act Funding Update
II. Islamic Schools & COVID-19 Prelim Findings
III. Brainstorm Topics for Future Meetings

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