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Assalamu Alaikum,

It is with great pleasure and an honor to serve you as the new principal of ILM Academy beginning August 1st of this year. I look forward to meeting all of you and working alongside the community. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich legacy of success and so many points of pride. I have dedicated my career to the students of Ohio and Chicago for the last 15 years. I started my career as an elementary classroom teacher then moved on to an instructional coach for the City of Chicago. I then moved on to be a support for the Academic Superintendent in Cleveland, Ohio. I transitioned to become an Assistant principal at an elementary school serving students from Pre-K to 8th grade. I am eager to dedicate my skills to serve the students and families at ILM Academy.

As all of us embark on the upcoming school year we will not deter our mission to make this school year the best one ever. I plan on working with parents, teachers, students and the entire ILM community to ensure that our students are safe and learning at high levels. Together we will continue to provide experiences that are rigorous, relevant and with relationships based on trust to prepare them for their future endeavors. As your new principal it is important to me to greet everyone who enters the school with the utmost respect. I have an open door policy and value every stakeholder’s opinion. Please feel free to contact me to discuss any concerns you may have or any points of pride you would like to share.

I look forward to our work together in the years to come and establishing a team committed to the ILM community. Please stay safe and have a great school year.


Dr. Sammy Al-Ali
Principal, ILM Academy

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