This month the IB Learner attribute is COMMUNICATOR: "We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups."
Solandjinie is not only bilingual, but she is one of the hardest working and most deserving students for any award in this school. Some teachers may not have the opportunity to work with her as often as I do. She came 4 years ago with NO English, and now she is in the Early College Academy making a 4.0 in both high school and college. She wakes up every day and in TWO languages forges a path for herself. In my 21 years of teaching, I’ve never seen someone as dedicated, kind, and wonderful as Solandjinie.
One of my favorite things about Muzan is her ability to be proactive and communicate any issues as they come up. She is always open and honest, but most importantly kind to everyone she talks to. I had a question about her culture that I was afraid to ask and she told me "how are you going to learn anything if you don't ask". I'll never forget how much more comfortable it made me feel to talk to her.
She's always so helpful and has really done an amazing job here at NKC in her first year. She's someone I can go to if I have a concern about my purchases and she helps by talking it through and making sure that I have a better understanding. I really appreciate that.