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Mrs. Hanaif

Mrs. Hanaif, an English teacher at BMA, has a background as a reading interventionist for two years in New Haven public schools. Raised in New York City, she attended public schools and faced English language struggles as a child of immigrant parents. Her middle school English teachers inspired and motivated her, leading her to overcome these challenges and aspire to become an English teacher herself. Now, she aims to teach, inspire, and serve as a role model for her students. Mrs. Hanaif holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of New Haven, and by 2024, she anticipates graduating with her Master's degree in English literature and Secondary Education from Southern Connecticut State University. Beyond her passion for reading, Mrs. Hanaif enjoys art, music, baking, skating, and hiking. She hopes to continue to inspire students to appreciate literature. 


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