Our Teachers

Ustatha Sunshine AlJumaily, Social Studies, Homeroom

My name is Sunshine Al-Jumaily. I am the Middle School Social Studies teacher for grades 5th through 8th.  I have taught at LUA since 2009 with a year prior as an emgerngency substitute.  I was born in Lexington, but I have lived in Richmond, KY, Alamogordo, NM, and Las Vegas, NV.   I accepted Islam when I was 18 years old while attending the University of Kentucky.  I earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education.  My husband works in Cybersecurity and Computer Programming.  We have three children.


Ustatha Leah Stone, Science


Ustatha Shannon Grace, Math


Ustatha Erin McDaniel, Language Arts

This will be my sixth year teaching at LUA, and I am excited about the year ahead! I am originally from Eastern Kentucky, but have lived in Central Kentucky since I moved here to attend UK in 2001. After receiving my B.A. in English and Political Science, I worked with at-risk adolescents at the KY United Methodist Home in Versailles for almost five years. During that time, I began working on my M.A.T. degree at EKU. Upon graduating, I taught freshman English at Bryan Station High School for one year. I have a two sons, Oliver and Bruce.

Ustatha Iman Hadi, Arabic and Computer Science 

My name is Iman Hadi, I started teaching at LUA since 2004. I have my B.A in Education from Baghdad University and my Masters in IT from Sullivan University. I am also certified teaching Al-Qaida Noorania program. Previously I used to teach at the Islamic school of Edison in Edison, NJ. Also I was an Arabic Instructor at the University of Kentucky and at The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. I am also representing USA for the Arabic Reading Challenge competition in Dubai. 
At LUA I have served as the 5th grade Math and Science teacher, KG assistant, 2nd grade Homeroom teacher, and Arabic, Islamic Studies, and Quran for grades PreK3-8th. This year I will be teaching Islamic Studies for 3rd grade along with teaching Arabic and Computer Science for Middle school Insha'allah. 
I consider my self very fortunate to be among such a professional faculty and amazing students. I will do my best this year to ensure that each student has a great learning experience in the classroom Insha'Allah.   

Ustatha Rasmieh, Suleiman, Islamic Studies

I have been the middle school Islamic Studies teacher at the Lexington Universal Academy since 2009.  Prior to teaching at the LUA, I was involved in various areas of the school since it first opened.  I was an active member of the PTO and served as an Islamic Studies substitute teacher before taking on my current position. This year in sha’ Allah I will be teaching Islamic Studies to 4th-8th graders. To further develop my teaching background, I have attended several online education courses. I am also fluent in both Arabic and English and I successfully completed and received Al-Qaidah An-Nouraniyah Certificate. Teaching gives me a wonderful opportunity to enhance my students’ Islamic knowledge and help shape them into stronger Muslims. In addition to my involvement in the LUA, I have also participated in various Islamic study groups at the community level.

Ustatha Omaima Alamawi, Islamic Studies/Quran

My name is Omaima Alamawi, I have been the middle and elementary school Quran, Arabic and  Islamic Studies teacher at the Lexington Universal Academy since 2008. I left for two years and then returned in 2016, Alhamdillah. In 2002 I received my certified Tajweed Licience from the Muslim World League Association on Riwaya of Hafs an Asem an Al-Shatibiya. In 2007 I successfully completed Al-Qaidah An-Nooraneyah Program. Then in 2013 I successfully became A certified teacher of Al-Qaida An-Nooranyyah. I'm honored to be given the opportunity to teach our children at LUA to perfect the recitations of Allah's Holy book, AL-Quran AL kareem ,so they can be of the Quran carriers In sha' Allah. With Allah's support I have been able to encourage my students to memorize several Ajza' of the Quran.