Islamic School of Grand Rapids

About Us

Asalamu Alaikum!

ISGR is a full-time Islamic school currently offering schooling at the preschool, kindergarten and first grade (Fall 2019) levels to the Muslim community in the Grand Rapids metro and surrounding areas. We plan to add a grade level every year, InshAllah, pending student enrollment and availability of resources.


Providing an Islamic environment where all learners can achieve academic excellence to benefit the broader community.


Striving to provide quality academic and Islamic education that nurtures a strong Muslim identity, fosters future leaders, and strengthens moral character.


Principal: Sister Lynn Smith holds her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from Doane University. With over 20 years as a certified teacher, she comes to ISGR with a passion for merging her love of the deen with her pedagogical expertise.

Head Classroom Teacher: Sister Lilah Sharaf earned her master's degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Connecticut. As a certified teacher, Sister Lilah has taught in both public and private Islamic schools from Massachusetts and Connecticut to New Mexico.

Head Classroom Aide: Sister Yasmeen Shatawi, a long-time resident of Grand Rapids, moved back to Grand Rapids from Florida. A recent high school graduate, Sister Yasmeen has plans to study education and become a teacher.

Quran/Arabic Instruction: Imam Morsy Salem and Sister Israa Jeddeeni alternate days of instruction in Quran and Arabic. Imam Morsy, originally from Egypt, is the Imam at Masjid At-Tawheed in Grand Rapids. Sister Israa, a native Arabic speaker originally from Syria,is currently finishing her studies to be a Medical Assistant.

School Board

  1. Dr. Aly Mageed, President
  2. Sherif Abdel-Moemen
  3. Mukhtar Ahmed
  4. Sarah Iqbal
  5. Dr. Ghulam Malik
  6. Amena Moiz
  7. Dr. Mohammad Sannah
  8. Mohammad Shamali
  9. Lynn Smith

Please use the Contact Form to contact the School Board.