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

Farhana Chowdhury Ph.D. completed her undergraduate studies at Stony Brook University, New York with a Bachelors of Science, double majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  Dr. Chowdhury then obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry, specializing in protein folding studies, also from Stony Brook University, New York. Dr. Chowdhury continued her postdoctoral studies through a NIH grant, focusing on metabolic disorders at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). After three years of postdoctoral research Dr. Chowdhury served as an adjunct professor at Christian Brothers University. She has also taught at Southwest Tennessee Community College and served as a Visiting Professor at LeMoyne Owen College.  Dr. Chowdhury joined the Pleasant View faculty in 2015 where she currently teaches Physical Science and Chemistry.

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.

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.

Abdullah Ayyash Ph.D. completed his Bachelor’s Degree at Mu’tah University, his Master’s Degree at the Hashemite University and his Ph.D. at the University of Yarmouk all in Arabic Language and Literature. Dr. Ayyash has focused his studies on the connection between the Arabic language and the Islamic religion and is specialized in Islamic literature written in Arabic. He has published numerous studies on this topic including “The Issue of Seriousness and Joking in the Heart of Islamic Literature” and “The Glorious Qur’an: A Holy Text and a Cultural Canon,” both published by the Ministry of Culture in Jordan. Dr. Ayyash worked for six years as a High School teacher in Jordan, and for an additional 3 years in Jordan and 3 years in the United Arab Emirates at the University level. At the University level, Dr. Ayyash has focused on imparting his knowledge of Arabic and Islamic literature to non-Arabic speaking individuals.

News & Announcements

Assistant Principal Position Opening

Pleasant View School (PVS) is seeking an Elementary Level Assistant Principal to meet the needs of our rapidly growing school. PVS is an AdvancEd accredited PreK-12th Grade Islamic School located in Memphis . . .

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