About Our School

The Islamic School of Greater Toledo is the premier Islamic School in Northwest Ohio.

  • We educate students from Pre-school through Grade 3
  • All teachers are certified through the State of Ohio, Department of Education
  • Accredited by AdvanceEd (National accrediting service)
  • Ohio Department of Education audit 100%
  • Accepted by Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission
  • Arabic, Religion and Islamic Studies taught, as well as core curriculum, art, physical education and yoga
  • Mobile library (Wood County Book mobile) bi-weekly and librarian monthly
  • Follow Perrysburg Exempted Schools’ curriculum
  • Field trips, including but not limited to: apple/pumpkin orchard, Valentine Theatre, Canal ride in Grand Rapids, Oh; monthly trips to Toledo Zoo for Pre-school and Pre-K, and Imagination Station
  • Test scores above average for state certified as well as national testing (Iowa Test of Basic Skills)
  • Family like environment allowing children to feel happy and safe
  • 40 active security cameras at all times
  • Transportation available
  • Title I and EdChoice school
  • Bowling Green State University methods students assist teachers weekly

The Islamic School of Greater Toledo (ISGT), located in the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg, Ohio, serves students of all backgrounds and faiths.

Accredited in 2009 by NCA CASI (North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement)

ISGT provides a comprehensive state-mandated curriculum that offers a broad range of subjects including:

  • Language Arts, Mathematics, Science
  • Social Studies, Health, Computers
  • Physical Education, Art, Arabic Language
  • Religious Studies

The school has moved quickly to establish a strong academic program where children are challenged to learn and excel academically.

ISGT provides children with strong faith-based values, small classes, high academic standards, a comprehensive curriculum, committed teachers, and a loving environment where they can learn and grow. Our goal is to produce children who are well-trained morally and well-prepared academically. If you are looking for quality education that is affordable and centered on high academic and moral standards, then ISGT should be a part of your child’s future. No greater gift can be given to a child than the gift of a well rounded education.

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2019  ISGT Board of Trustees

Tom Drescher

President since 2017

Tom and his wife Aimee are the parents of current ISGT student Samira. Tom is currently the principal of Byrndale Elementary School in Toledo. He has over 20 years in education, serving as a teacher, counselor, and high school principal. Tom has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Buffalo, M.S. in Counseling from Canisius College, and Ed.D. in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University.

Erin Shalabe

Vice President/Trustee since 2013

Erin is an Enivironmental Engineer who provided 18 years of service at the Enivironmental Protection Agency, in the Divsion of Air Pollution and Control. Erin has recently left the agency to spend more time with her three children who are all former ISGT attendees and to pursue her other passion in wildlife rehabilitation. Erin also enjoys being able to support and volunteer more during ISGT fundraising events.

Soubhieh Kaake

Treasurer since 2012

Currently working full-time as Head of Accounts Payable Department at WGTE-TV and working part-time as an Administrative and Accounting assistant at Midwest Microdevices. Received Bachelor Degrees in Accounting and Business from Heidelberg University with Magna Cum Laude Honors.

Megan Goins-Diouf

Secretary since 2018

Naveed Ahmed

Board Member

Naveed Ahmed is the Vice-President of the Foundation and a long standing member of The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo. He has served on its governing Council for more than 20 years, Chairing many committees including Religion and Education, Maintenance , Youth and Publication. Currently he serves on the ICGT Board of Trustees and also is on the leadership Committee that operates the Islamic Food Bank of Toledo. Mr. Ahmed retired from the Anderson’s in 2016 after 41 years, serving in many leadership positions in Operations and Business Development. He and his wife Rehana are active members of the ICGT. They have two boys, Nadeem and Noor and two grandchildren, Kiran and Noorah.

Nadia Ashraf-Moghal

Board Member 

Nadia Ashraf-Moghal is the current President of the Council and has served in this position for the last three years. She has been on the school board since 2016. Nadia was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She attended the University of Toledo and the University of Toledo College of Medicine where she attained her Doctor of Medicine degree. She went on to complete her residency in emergency medicine at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and currently practices emergency medicine at St. Luke’s Hospital in Maumee. She is married to Nadeem Moghal, who is an interventional Pain Management specialist in Toledo. They have two children, Raza and Zakaria. Nadia is the daughter of Mohammed Asad and Ismat Ashraf. She grew up attending the Islamic Center with her family and now is glad she can do the same with her children.

David M. Shelton

Board Member

David is a field technician with T-Mobile and has over 20 years experience in the wireless communications industry. He and his wife, Amy are longtime ICGT community members and have served in various volunteer capacities at the center and are strong advocates for ISGT. David currently serves on the ICGT council as the chairman of building maintenance. David and his wife Amy are parents to David and Sofia, both ISGT alumni and current college students.

Faten Shelton

Board Member

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