Shabnam Ahamed


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

I grew up in London, England and New York City; my first language was English. 

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

Mince pies from England!

Where did you go to college?

Barnard College, Columbia University and Teachers College, Columbia University

What was your favorite book in middle school?

The Hot Zone, by Richard Preston


What is the best part of teaching at Hamilton Grange?

Getting to know the students

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

Yoga, cooking, hiking, going to the Rubin Museum of Art

What is your favorite quote?

"All you need to know is that the future is wide open and you are about to create it by what you do." - Pema Chodron

"Work Hard, Get Smart. Be Good, Change the World."