MARIAM KHAN
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Education:

B.A., Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan
M.Ed, UMass Amherst

Started at The Common School:

2021

Outside interests:

Moving around (walking, yoga, hiking), Reading fiction, watching mystery documentaries on the web, trying new recipes, and having long conversations over coffee.

What brought you to The Common School?

I learned about The Common School through my university. I applied for a teaching position at the Summer Fun program. I was so excited to work at a school located in the woods and next to a farm. It was something so new for me but I really felt welcomed and embraced by the new community and I applied for an open position without any hesitation.

Tell us about a favorite teaching moment at The Common School:

In such a short time, I feel like I’ve already had so many great moments. But some of my standout moments have been the conversations I have had with students. Listening to their stories. It’s so important to me that they are able to communicate their culture and identity. It has encouraged me to grow and keep trying to see the world in a more positive and open light.

What do you like best about The Common School?

I am constantly grateful for how focused we are on individual students’ well-being and how valued they are in all aspects of their development. Children are treated with the utmost humanity that I would hope we always have, even outside of school. Also what was important was the sense of community that I felt the moment I joined. I see the adults- adults, parents, and students- who continuously connect and collaborate together with respect and kindness.