Mr. Iyad Wazwaz Principal
Mr. Iyad Wazwaz is currently the Principal of Crescent View Academy (PK-8th) in Denver Colorado.  He has been a leader in education for over 17 years. Prior to moving to Colorado, Mr. Wazwaz was a teacher and administrator at Granada Islamic School (PK-8th) from 1999-2006.  From 2006-2010 he was a Director of Site Based programs at FAME Public Charter School (KG-12th) in Fremont, California.
As a former classroom teacher, Mr. Wazwaz has a deep appreciation for students’ cognitive and social-emotional development and is eager to support teachers as they collaborate with each other to prepare students for the best high schools and universities.

Mr. Anwar Zuraigat, Director of Business and Development

Mr. Anwar Zuraigat is currently the Director of Business and Development at Crescent View Academy (PK-8th) in Denver Colorado. He has been in management for 17 years since emigrating from Jordan in 2002. After managing landscape operations in Manitou Springs, CO in 2003, he was the General Manager for Dark Horse LLC, a company that imported and distributed textiles in North America.
While a school and distribution company are different organizations, Anwar Zuraigat has managed accounts receivable, accounts payable and has kept the organization up-to-date with all that is needed for the operation of the school. 

Ms. Mariam Sabr, Director of Student Success

Ms. Mariam Sabr is a native of Aurora, CO, and returned in 2010 after living for over 20 years in Saudi Arabia, where she gained valuable world views and became fluent in the Arabic language. She has great rapport with students, which allows her to assist them in working toward great achievement both at Crescent View Academy and in their higher education.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, and a post-bac B.A in English language secondary concentration, with a minor in Teacher’s Education. She also holds certification in TEFL and Nouraniyah. With a decade of experience in education, she currently teaches secondary Islamic Studies classes at CVA in addition to her primary position as the Director of Student Success.

Imam Shemsadeen Ben-Masaud, Director of Student Affairs and Community Engagement

Imam Shemsadeen is a native to Colorado.  He has always played an active role in the Greater Denver Muslim community as a youth.  After graduating from University of Colorado in Business Administration, Imam Shemsadeen travel abroad and earned a second degree in Islamic Jurisprudence and its Foundation Sciences. Upon returning back to Denver in 2014, Imam Shemsadeen has been an active Imam, Religious Director and Director of Youth Services. He joined Crescent View Academy as a Islamic Studies teacher the fall of 2018 and assumed the role and responsibility of Director of Student Affairs and Community Engagement the winter of 2019.   He brings to Crescent View Academy his strong background in Islamic Sciences, Leadership, Communication and Technology Integration.  Alhamdulilah, we are very fortunate  to have him join our team.

Mrs. Monia Tazi, Front Office Manager 1

Mrs. Monia Tazi has joined CVA as a parent more than 15 years ago.  She has been an active PTO member all along. She was an regular short-term and long -term substitute and a strong supporter of the school. Mrs. Tazi joined the Front Office in 2016.  Mrs. Tazi brings to CVA a background in early childhood education, customer and call center experience.  She is a long time veteran of the school!

Mrs. Sana Qureshi, Business Office Assistant
Mrs. Sana Qureshi joined Crescent View Academy as an business assistant during the Spring of 2019.  Utilizing her Human Resource and Labor Relations Background paired with her Administrative experience, Mrs. Qureshi supports the Business Office with accounts receivables. Mrs. Quresh is a fast learner and always motivated to learn new systems and improve her administrative skills.  We are honored to have her on our team!

Mrs. Annum Malik, Front Office Assistant

Mrs. Annum Malik has a diverse professional background.  Mrs. Annum joined Crescent View Academy August 2018.  She is both the Front Office Assistant and 4th grade Teacher’s Assistant.  She works closely with our administrative team and teachers to support a nurturing school environment. Her experience as an Administrative Assistant, Paraeducator, and Health Information Management all support her roles at our school.

school hours

M-F: 8am – 3:30pm


10958 East Bethany Drive
Aurora, CO 80014


(303) 745-2245

Crescent View Academy