Education: A.B., Classics and History, Brown University
Roles at NMH: Latin teacher, history teacher, varsity swim coach; boys' 3rds soccer coach, dorm head, advisor
The students at NMH are kind to one another and they want to explore new ideas without falling into group-think. Sometimes in a classroom, we won't get to the actual, planned material for twenty minutes because the students want to discuss heavy, intellectual topics with one another. They're not afraid to disagree with their teacher or each other. Those same conversations happen on the bus to games and in the dorm lounge. After arguing for twenty minutes, they're still looking out for each other.
Education: B.A., M.A., English, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal.
Roles at NMH: French teacher, boys' 3rds soccer coach, boys' junior varsity wrestling coach, advisor of the Muslim Students Association.
Teaching at NMH: The world languages program is very comprehensive. I enjoy the interaction with students, sharing with them the love I have for the French language and culture, telling them my story, and hearing their stories. As a teacher, I always have to be on task and on top of my subject. As the French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau said, "He who ceases to learn, ceases to teach." Students at NMH are taught to think critically and will always challenge us as teachers.
Experience: At NMH since 2003; Certificat d'honneur as Teacher of the Laureat (Concours National de Francais) from the American Association of French Teachers
What excites me about NMH is the diversity in student backgrounds. They all have great stories and are willing to share them. They are intellectually curious, and also willing to expand their comfort zones.