A Champion of Students from the World

Teacher Instills Pride in Immigrant and Refugee Children

by Erin Albanese

Amina Mohamed's English-language learner students read along with her during story time at Glenwood Elementary. "There was an old woman who swallowed a pie, a Thanksgiving pie, which was really too dry," they read. The story continued, punctuated by giggles and expressions of concern at all of the things the old woman ate. Books are one tool Mohamed uses to reach her students, first- through fifth-graders who come from 17 countries...