Fatoumata Magassa

Special Education Teacher and English Language Learner Coordiantor

Recognizing my love for education and the desire to acquire and share knowledge with others, I attended George Washington University and attained a M.A. in Education and Human Development with a specialization in Special Education. Since obtaining my M.A., I have worked at various schools in DC and Maryland as a special education teacher. After some time, I made the decision to pursue my dreams of working abroad as an educator. My first stop was Ghana, where I was enveloped in Ghanaian culture and traditions while working as a director at the Youth Institute for Science and Technology, a nonprofit Ghanaian school. This service learning experience inspired me to explore other international opportunities and I landed in East Africa — Iringa, Tanzania, where I worked as a learning support teacher at Iringa International School. More recently, I have traveled back to Ghana as a Fulbright-Hays program participant and worked with American and Ghanian educators to create engaging lessons about Ghanian history and culture to be shared and implemented in K-12 classroom. During my travels, I have delved into the wonderful world of photography and digital storytelling. The opportunity to document unique adventures and the rich culture of each region has transformed my outlook on life. Even still, I am invested in learning multiple languages including Spanish and French!