Sr. Maimoona Ali has eight years’ experience as a library media specialist and has been with Al-Hijra since 2013. She earned a Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from Texas Woman’s University in 2011 and is a certified school librarian. In addition, she has 17 years’ experience as a teacher and has taught students of all ages. She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, is an Ontario Certified Teacher, and holds two Texas Teaching Certificates (8-12 English Language Arts and Reading & EC-6 Generalist).
Sr. Maimoona led the Al-Hijra’s Student Success Program (SSP). Using the Response to Intervention (RTI) framework, she worked with teachers and students to assess student learning needs and plan and implement interventions. She worked one-on-one and in small groups with children in SSP until they were able to meet grade level benchmarks.
“I truly believe the library is the heart of the community and “the great equalizer”; it enriches the community with free resources that can enlighten and empower lives. As an advocate for libraries, I want everyone to know that that the library is a wonderful place where they can find answers, dream, explore, learn, collaborate, communicate, and create. I love sharing the gift of reading with children and helping them develop the information literacy skills they need to excel in the 21st century.” -Sr. Maimoona