Each year, faculty in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) come together to select an outstanding student in their program to receive the honor of being named as their program award winner. Students selected for this award embody the very best of their program: they excel in their studies; they demonstrate leadership in classes and internships; and they have a genuine and tenacious passion for their discipline.
The College of Education and Human Development faculty in Foreign Language and ESL/ESOL Education have chosen
2021 Outstanding Student in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners – Foreign Language
Q & A with Outstanding Student in Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and Exceptional Learners – Foreign Language, Abeer Omari:
What part of your Mason experience are you most proud of?
Academic accomplishments, learning a lot about research
What are your future plans, goals, and dreams?
I have a full-time job at a public school as an ESOL teacher. My dream is to initiate a program to help add Arabic as a foreign language to high schools in Chesterfield County public schools.
What is your favorite memory from your time in the College of Education and Human Development?
When I was lost on the campus for 45 minutes on my first day of classes 🙂
What advice do you have for fellow CEHD students?
Don’t give up on your dreams, work hard for this degree. You may go through some impossible times and situations, but trust me, all professors are willing to do all they can to help you succeed when you seek help.
Would you like to give any shout-outs to those who supported you along the way?
Dr. Haley and Dr. Peirce were great support for me during my hard time, they met with me out of class time as many times as I needed. They were generous with their time with me, advice, and directions
My husband, my mother, and sisters, and for sure my little son who was 3 weeks old when I started the program