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Mahadi Walrond


Where did you grow up and what was your first language?

Harlem, New York. My first language was English.

What from your hometown do you wish you could find in New York City?

I wish NYC had more tropical beaches.

Where did you go to college?

Hunter College (undergrad) and The City College of New York (grad).

What was your favorite book in middle school?

Holes by Louis Sachar


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

Working with such an amazing community of students, families,  faculty, and staff.

What is your favorite thing to do when you are not teaching?

Spending time with family and friends and traveling,

What is your favorite quote?

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress." - Frederick Douglas