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Ms. Nawal Qarooni

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 Nawal Qarooni has added the lesson plan "I am" Identity Oral History Project Feb 27, 2011

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Namaste Charter School
Class Information:
Students per Class: About 26 in each class
Class Description:
My students are mostly low-income, inner-city kids who are the 1st generation here from Mexico. Many of them have special needs and face dire situations at home.
Position:
Middle School Humanities Teacher
Needs:
My students need technology to launch their learning and understanding into the 21st century.
My Philosophy:
I believe teachers can make a difference through relentless dedication and hard work.
Personal Information:
College and Degrees:
University of Michigan- Bachelors in English SyracuseUniversity- Masters in Journalism The City University of New York- Masters in Teaching
Employment History:
New Horizons Middle School- Brooklyn, New York Namaste Charter School- Chicago, Illinois
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach because I'm passionate about reading, writing and history, and want students to be too; because I want to be a role model for kids who need me most.
Percent of Students are:
     Special Needs: 19 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 10 %
     Hispanic: 78 %
     African American: 10 %
     Asian: 2 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 85 %
ESL Enrollment:: 40 %
Average number of students in class:: 25 students
Number of students I teach:: 85 students