My Primary Roles at Northside:
Most Memorable Moment at Northside:
Staff pumpkin carving competition!
Favorite Job Perk:
All of those holidays! (Hey! You’re the one who asked what my favorite perk was)
Between You And Me (Hardly Anyone Knows That):
English is my 3rd language. (Fulani (West African dialect) is my first and French is my second).
What I Wanted To Be When I Grew Up (At Age 10):
A ballet dancer… then an actress…then a Pilot… then Pediatrician.
What I Want To Be When I Grow Up (Now):
Whatever it is, it will involve children and cooking. I’m currently working on a children’s cookbook!
Favorite Place In The Neighborhood:
Croxley Abbey (yeah it’s a restaurant-go figure…my relationship with food is a bit insane) or Williamsburg Cinemas.
My Desert Island EDC (The handful of things you cannot live without):
Tea (whole leaf green tea preferably), a good book, and bread (this is actually my kryptonite)
I Knew I Wanted To Work At Northside When:
I observed children diving into projects that they were actually interested in – opposed to having the alphabet and numbers drilled into them because “they’re supposed to know it” by a certain point. Children taking charge of their own learning truly makes my heart smile.
I Am An Educator Because:
I understand children, and they understand me, and together we have an awesome time learning from one another.
If I Weren’t In The Classroom I’d Be:
Working as a play therapist.
The Alchemist and Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
Favorite TV Show:
Real Time With Bill Maher!