Welcome to Pleasant View School

Pleasant View School provides its students with a challenging and meaningful academic program that incorporates independent and critical thinking, problem solving and higher order thinking skills with a strong foundation in fundamental concepts in a manner that empowers them with the tools and skills needed to become successful.

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Islamic Studies

Our approach to the teaching of Islamic Studies is based on the belief that students should come to love Islam, learn Islam and live Islam.

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Qur’anic Studies

We provide daily instruction in Qur’anic Studies with the goal of developing in each child a love for and understanding of Islam…

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Science Department

In science, Pleasant View School’s goal is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the scientific method.

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Mathematics Department

The math curriculum emphasizes a strong grounding in fundamental computation skills alongside a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.

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Social Studies Department

The Social Studies program imparts to students the importance of geography and history, and is geared toward an appreciation of diversity, tolerance and good citizenship.

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English Language Department

The Language Arts program is to provide its students with strong communication and writing skills as well as the ability to decipher and comprehend difficult text.

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Sports & Clubs

Pleasant View School offers a variety of enrichment activities to supplement the main core of our academic programs.

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Pleasant View School Faculty


Imam Hamzah Abdul-Malik completed his memorization of Quran in Morocco, before successfully completing the Abu Noor program of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Damascus, Syria.  He then studied under world renowned scholar Habib Umar b. Hafiz at Dar Al-Mustafa in Yemen.  Following this, he completied a degree in Sharia at al-Azhar University.  Upon returning to the United States, Imam Hamzah has taught at several Muslims schools throughout the country and is currently the imam at the Midtown Mosque here in Memphis.


Mr. Dzaferagic graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in Education K-8.  He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in School Counseling at the University of Memphis. Before joing the staff of Pleasant View School, he worked for several years in the Shelby County School System.


Mrs. Vazquez has almost 20 years of teaching  English and History from the middle school to university level.  Prior to teaching at Pleasant View School she taught in San Antonio, Austin, New York, Ft. Lauderdale and Washington DC.  Her education includes a BA in English, including her background for education.  In addition to this, she has a MALS in History with technology.


Dr. Bldiar received his Bachelors degree in English Language and Translation from the University of Garyounis in Libya.  There he also obtained a Master’s degree in Applied linguistics and Teacher Education from the same University. Dr Bildiar went on to complete graduate studies in Arabic Language and Linguistics at the University of Benghazi also in Libya, before obtaining a graduate degree in Second Language Acquisitions & Technology in Language Teaching from the University of South Carolina.  Before joining the Pleasant View School faculty,  Dr. Bildiar  obtained his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition  from the University of Memphis.

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Mehmet Kocak, PhD teaches Statistics at Pleasant View School.  Dr. Kocak is also an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and also of Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He earned his M.Sc. degree in Applied Statistics from Michigan State University and then a Ph.D. of Statistics from University of Memphis. He has been a study bio-statistician for numerous Phase-I and Phase-II clinical trials conducted by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital from 2002-2011 and by Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC) from 2002-present, and for clinical and observational studies conducted by University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) since 2011. His areas of research have been time-course gene expression data analysis, meta-analysis of p-values, Phase-I clinical trial design, Survival analysis, and categorical data analysis. He is an expert in the SAS programming language as well as SAS/Graph.

News & Announcements



This year’s Annual PVS Art Auction is scheduled for Friday December 11.  The pieces to be featured are the creations of PVS students and PVS Art teacher Miss Mujahid. We are inviting the families and friends from the community to join us…


Pleasant View School Expansion

As the 20 year milestone looms, Pleasant View School has grown to meet the educational needs of the Muslim community in Memphis.  The growth in the services offered has been congruous with the need expand the existing facility.

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